Arrival of Victor Benifla, ESR8 at University of Rostock

ESR at UROS, Germany for the next 3 years,Victor started his work in November. He will focus on "Multi-Used design components for different kind of floating sub-structures".

on December 1, 2020

Victor is a 25-year-old Frenchman who was born and grew up near Paris. He studied applied mathematics and mechanics in French engineering school ENSEIRB-Matmeca near Bordeaux, France. He graduated in 2020 after a double degree program with his engineering school in France and École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal, Canada where he lived approximatively two years. Before starting his PhD within the FLOAWER project, Victor was a R&D engineer in an independent engineering firm specialized in Marine Renewable Energies based in Nantes, France. On his free-time, Victor likes to go running, play and watch soccer, travel and listen to rap music. He is an unconditional fan of PSG and his favorite artiste of all time is Booba.

When asked about his motivation, Victor declared:

I discovered the field of wind technologies at ETS in Montreal during my master studies. I was immediately interested and motivated by this topic in which my education in mathematical modelling and mechanical engineering has a lot to offer. In addition, I really wanted to take part in international projects and work in the field of renewable energies particularly on the promising technology that is floating offshore wind. I am thankful to the FLOAWER consortium and to the chair for wind energy technology (LWET) at the University of Rostock for offering me this opportunity to realize a 3-year PhD project. As the ESR8, I will study the design concept for different kinds of floating offshore substructure by performing hydrodynamic analysis and numerical modelling of the platform and of the mooring lines. I’m delighted to be a part of the FLOAWER international project which will allow me to gain a certain expertise in a field that I want to develop myself in!

Published on December 22, 2020 Updated on January 4, 2021