DesignPro Renewables have an excellent opportunity for an experienced researcher to get involved in a renewable energy project under the SFI Industry Fellowship Programme. The company is developing and commercialising small-scale hydrokinetic turbines as part of our EU funded Horizon 2020 SME Instrument project.

Potential Research Project

DesignPro Renewables are open to discussing projects presented by researchers and/or projects that relate to the following themes:

  • Remote identification of high potential resource areas;
  • Analysis of the interaction of the turbines and their environment or
  • Mooring design and stress modelling.


Applicants must be a permanent member of the academic staff of an eligible Irish Research Body, or a former or current contract postdoctoral researcher in an eligible Irish Research Body, or the holder of a PhD degree awarded by an eligible Irish Research Body.

Expertise in the following areas would be beneficial for this project:

  • Environmental Impact Assessments (particularly in rivers);
  • Socio-Economic Research;
  • Marine Environmental Research;
  • Community Impact or
  • Marine Engineering.

Experience in renewable energy river deployments or hydrokinetic river turbines would be a distinct advantage. 

Duration and Structure of the Fellowship

For full-time fellowships, Researchers can spend up to 12 months working on the project. Full-time fellowships are preferred but part-time fellowships are also possible. Applicants will be assessed on a case by case bases depending on project proposed.


Please send Expressions of Interest to by the 12th of October 2018. 

SFI Fellowship Programme Application Deadline: 23 November 2018

Start date: April -October 2019