Ocean Wave Energy Generation
A proof-of-concept laboratory project was conducted in the Hydraulics Lab of the Civil Engineering Department in 2010 for the generation of energy from ocean waves under the direction of Professor Jameel Ahmad. A graduate civil engineering student is currently pursuing this project as a master's thesis. Work is also currently underway on the design and deployment strategy for a pilot project off the coast of Long Island. The initial output of the project will be several hundred KW’s with a build-out potential in the MW range. A joint team of civil and mechanical engineering faculty and students are working on this project.