Research Support Officer
Offshore Renewable Energy
University College Cork
Will is a research support officer (RSO) at the Science Foundation Ireland MaREI Centre. He is an applied physicist with over twenty years of experience in data acquisition, signal processing and measurement system development, having worked on a wide and diverse range of projects in industry, consultancy and academia.
Will is involved in the data acquisition system development as part of the WEDUSEA wave energy project. He is also engaged in research and field studies related to infrastructure and environmental monitoring.
After graduating in Applied Physics from Glasgow (Caledonian) University and then post-graduate studies at the University of Cambridge, Will has worked on a wide range of projects in multiple disciplines from atmospheric and planetary sciences to geophysics. For the past twelve years, Will has worked as an instrument scientist and consultant in applied seismology, with a focus on key areas such as acoustic emission monitoring laboratory studies on rock deformation, subsurface imaging and seismic monitoring of larger structures and at different scales in the field. Will has attended and presented at several international conferences and contributed to several key peer-reviewed publications on both field and laboratory-based studies related to geological nuclear waste disposal.