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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Enrico Anderlini

  • Postdoc Research Associate
  • UCL Mechanical Engineering

Contact Enrico Anderlini


Professor Catriona Savage

Research Area

Underwater autonomy & wave energy conversion.

Research Outline

Since joining UCL, Enrico has been involved in research on underwater autonomy and wave energy conversion. Through a collaboration with Michigan Technological University, he has continued his work on the development of innovative control strategies for wave energy converters. A necessary step for this was the development and experimental validation of suitable nonlinear dynamic models.

He has also applied reinforcement learning to the control of underwater vehicles for launch and recovery operations and set up a collaboration with the National Oceanography Centre for the autonomous condition monitoring and set-up of underwater gliders.

About Enrico Anderlini

Dr Enrico Anderlini joined UCL Mechanical Engineering in July 2017. He received his EngD in Offshore Renewable Energy in December 2017 from the Industrial Doctoral Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE), a partnership between the Universities of Edinburgh, Exeter and Strathclyde.

During his doctorate, Enrico developed control strategies for wave energy converters using reinforcement learning with the sponsorship and supervision firstly of Pelamis Wave Power and, since 2015, of Wave Energy Scotland. Enrico is a naval architect by training, with a first class honours MEng degree from the University of Southampton in 2013. Enrico is now based in the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering office at UCL.

As a senior research associate, Enrico teaches ocean engineering at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and provides support to the ship and submarine design exercises. His main research interests include underwater autonomy, wave energy conversion, dynamic modelling and control systems development.

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