Omer Khalid
PhD Student
Postgraduate Student
UCC Energy Transition, Climate Action Offshore Renewable Energy
University College Cork


Omer joined MaREI in November 2020 where he is working as an early-stage researcher (ESR) for the STEP4WIND project on the topic of application of robotics for operations and maintenance (O&M) of floating offshore wind turbines.


The focus of Omer’s work is centred around devising a feed forward engineering design (FEED) for the incorporation of robotics into the offshore O&M sector along with working on techno-economic analysis for the remote inspection of wind turbines.


Prior to joining the UCC, Omer obtained MSc Systems and Control from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. He wrote his thesis on the topic of nonlinear model predictive control for throughput optimization of multi-agent systems. His research interests include control systems design, multi-objective optimization and systems engineering. He holds a BSc in Aerospace Engineering from Institute of Space Technology, Pakistan. On the personal side, he enjoys reading novels, swimming, table tennis, and dabbling in creative writing.

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STEP4WIND is a European Industrial Doctorate programme, granted under the H2020 Marie-Curie Innovative Training Network initiative.

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