Assistant Professor Hugh Wolgamot

Assistant Professor Hugh Wolgamot is working with Winthrop Professors David White, Mike Efthymiou and Liang Cheng on aspects of wave-structure interaction related to Floating Liquid Natural Gas (FLNG) operations in Australia, supported by the Shell EMI Chair in Offshore Engineering.

Assistant Professor Wolgamot has recently returned to Australia from Oxford University where he carried out research on ocean wave energy devices. His background in ocean renewables provides the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systmes (COFS) with a different perspective on solving problems in this area.

He is confident that new knowledge gained in floating systems can also be fed back into wave energy problems, with both research areas having common ground. Hugh is based jointly in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering and COFS. He is part of the offshore hydrodynamics group, linking with Winthrop Professors Liang Cheng and Mike Efthymiou.