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Dr Faryal Khalid

Postdoctoral Research Fellow



Ongoing projects:

  • CableDyn: Subsea cable dynamics under complex ocean environment investigating dynamic loading, motion response, impact of vortex induced vibration and its suppression mechanism, and fatigue failure of subsea power cables subjected to combined 3-dimensional waves, currents, and turbulence. 


  • Wave Energy Demonstration at Utility Scale to Enable Arrays (WEDUSEA): Demonstration of a grid connected 1MW Ocean Energy floating wave energy converter at the European Marine Energy Test Site (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland. 
  • Bilateral UK & US Offshore Wind R&D Programme: Technology demonstration of an active mooring component, IMS, as it progresses towards commercialisation. The IMS reduces peak mooring line loads for floating wind turbines.
  • OffAqua: Assessing the impact of dynamic environmental conditions on structural risk for the development of offshore aquaculture in the UK.
  • Floating Wind Joint Industrial Project: Demonstrate scaled IMS prototype to meet floating offshore wind requirements through collaboration with industry.
  • Dynamic Load Reduction and Station Keeping Mooring System for Floating Offshore Wind: Combined physical and numerical testing to demonstrate the load reduction capabilities of the IMS.
  • MaRINET2: Integration and cooperation between leading European research infrastructure and facilities specialising in offshore renewable energy systems.
  • OPERA: Delivery of open access, high-quality open-sea operating data to support wave energy development.

PhD University of Exeter

Developed a combined risk-return methodology using system reliability assessment and energy output to determine location-specific guidelines for future offshore wind farm deployments at various stages of the industry lifecycle. Her work is supervised by Dr. Philipp Thies and Prof. Lars Johanning.

PhD thesis: Reliability assessment approach through geospatial mapping for offshore wind energy

Bachelors - Jacobs University Bremen

Degree programme in Earth and Space Sciences (specialising in Oceanography) understanding a combination of traditional geoscience disciplines such as geology, oceanography and environmental science.

BSc thesis: Analysis of In Situ Ocean Wave Measurements: A Feature Classification Scheme and its Dependency on Different Sea State Regimes.

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  • Khalid F, Thies PR, Halswell P, Johanning L, Newsam D. (2022) Double braid mooring damper for floating offshore wind application, 41st Int. Conf. on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering OMAE 2022, Hamburg, Germany, 5th - 10th Jun 2022.


  • Morro B, Davidson K, Adams TP, Falconer L, Holloway M, Dale A, Aleynik D, Thies PR, Khalid F, Hardwick J. (2021) Offshore aquaculture of finfish: Big expectations at sea, Reviews in Aquaculture, volume 14, no. 2, pages 791-815, DOI:10.1111/raq.12625. [PDF]
  • Khalid F, Thies P, Newsam D, Johanning L. (2021) Physical testing of a non-linear active damper developed for offshore renewable energy, 14th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Plymouth, Uk, 6th - 9th Sep 2021, Proceedings of the Fourteenth European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, pages 1-8.
  • Noble DR, O’Shea M, Judge F, Robles E, Martinez R, Khalid F, Thies PR, Corlay Y, Gabl R, Davey T. (2021) Standardising Marine Renewable Energy Testing: Gap Analysis and Recommendations for Development of Standards, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, volume 9, no. 9, article no. 971, DOI:10.3390/jmse9090971.


  • Khalid F, Thies PR, Johanning L, Newsam D. (2020) Assessment of potential sites for a non-linear mooring system in floating offshore wind applications, 4th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, 12th - 15th Oct 2020.
  • Khalid F, Halswell P, Thies PR, Lacotte N, Johanning L. (2020) Round robin testing of synthetic fibre ropes for application in marine renewable energy, 4th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, 12th - 15th Oct 2020.
  • Khalid F, Davies P, Halswell P, Lacotte N, Thies PR, Johanning L. (2020) Evaluating Mooring Line Test Procedures through the Application of a Round Robin Test Approach, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, volume 8, no. 6, pages 436-436, DOI:10.3390/jmse8060436. [PDF]



  • Khalid F, Thies PR, Johanning L. (2016) Reliability assessment of tidal stream energy: significance for large-scale deployment in the UK, Renew 2016 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, Lisbon, Portugal, 24th - 26th Oct 2016.

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