Navid Belvasi
PhD Student
Postgraduate Student
UCC Energy Transition Offshore Renewable Energy


Navid is a Marie Curie research fellow and PhD candidate in the Offshore Wind Energy Group in MaREI. As part of the EU-funded project FLOAWER, his current research focuses on advanced physical modelling methods for floating wind turbines.

Physical testing of floating wind energy platforms is an essential component of the commercialisation process, allowing technologies to advance to TRL4 in an environment where both cost and risk are limited. However, there is a lack of high-quality and -fidelity open-source validation data from physical test campaigns that numerical modellers can use to validate their codes and gain confidence in the validity of physical testing. Hence, the key objective of Navid’s research is to generate such open-source validation data using high-fidelity experimental techniques such as stereoscopic particle image velocimetry (S-PIV).


  • Model tests, tank tests, quantitative and optical fluid flow mapping and measurement, particle image velocimetry (PIV, S-PIV), particle tracking velocimetry (PTV)
  • Advanced fluid mechanics, turbulence, experimental fluid mechanics
  • Wind energy, floating offshore wind turbines, floating offshore platforms


  • Doctor of Philosophy – PhD in Civil Engineering – Offshore Renewable Energy, University College Cork (2020- 2023 Expected)
  • MSC in Naval Architectural Engineering (specialised in floating offshore structures), Sharif University of Technology, 2018
  • BSc in Naval Architectural Engineering, KMSU university, 2016