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Dr Matthew Allmark

Dr Matthew Allmark


School of Engineering

Room S1.03a, Queen's Buildings, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA


Dedicated offshore renewable energy (ORE) researcher with 6 years of experience in tidal energy research. Currently researching turbine loading under dynamic sea conditions including quantifying tidal turbine performance under turbulent flow conditions as well as under various wave scenarios. Lead engineer on the development of three instrumented 1/20th scale tidal turbines for flume and tow tank testing. Integrating data driven fluid mechanics techniques into the ORE sector. 


Dr Matthew Allmark (MA) ( has recently been appointed as a Disglair (Brilliant/Bright) Lecturer within the Centre for Research into Energy, Waste and the Environment. Since gaining his PhD in 2016 studying the effects of realistic flows on tidal turbines (EP/J010200), MA has been an essential member of the Cardiff Marine Energy Research Group, most recently working on the EPSRC funded Dynamic Loading of Tidal Turbine Arrays (EP/N020782). During this time, MA has been PI on two MARINET2 (Horizon2020) projects with a combined value of £80k and has secured funding as a Co-I from EPSRC through CU’s impact acceleration account to study the effects of turbulence on tidal devices (£43k), as well as from UKCMER and Wave Energy Scotland to study array effects on tidal device performance (£60k). MA has a track record of working in an interdisciplinary team and has worked closely with domestic (University of Strathclyde, University of Southampton and Bangor University) and international researchers (NREL in the USA and INHA in South Korea). MA has over 30 journal and conference publications (h-index 8) related to modelling and testing wave effects in marine energy and device design & production.

Academic positions

  • April 2019 - Present: Disglair Lecturer, Cardiff University  
  • September 2016 – March 2019: Research Associate, Cardiff University
  • October 2013 - September 2016: PhD Researcher, Cardiff University 










  • Grosvenor, R. al. 2014. Performance and condition monitoring of tidal stream turbines. Presented at: Second European Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society 2014, Nantes, France, 8-10 July 2014 Presented at Bregon, A. and Daigle, M. J. eds.European Conference of Prognostics and Health Management Society 2014, Vol. 1. PHM Society pp. 543-551.

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