Dr. Ignazio Maria Viola

Dr Ignazio Maria Viola is Reader at the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. He wrote more than 100 journal and conference papers, for which he was awarded two Medals of Distinction and one Medal of Exceptional Merit. He is the recipient of the ERC Consolidator Grant Dandidrone to explore the underlying unsteady aerodynamics of dandelion-inspired drones. He is the Principal Investigator of the EPSRC project Morphing Blades for Tidal Turbines (EP/V009443/1). He is the Edinburgh co-Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Wind & Marine Energy Systems (EP/L016680/1) and Co-Investigator and Edinburgh Deputy Director of the new CDT in Wind & Marine Energy Systems & Structures (EP/S023801/1). He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sailing Technology of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, a society of which he is member of the Council (governing body). He is also Editorial Board Member of 4 other journals: Ocean Eng, J Marit Eng, Int J Small Craft Tech, and J Mar Sc and Eng.

Research keywords: 
bio-inspired micro aerial vehicles, autonomous vehicles, fluid mechanics
Robot Design and Soft Robotics
Bioinspired Approaches
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