Biography

Assistant Professor


BSc (New Brunswick); MSc (Victoria); PhD (Maine)


Matt Hall does research on wind and marine renewable energy and how these clean resources can be better integrated into the energy system. His training is in mechanical engineering, with time spent at the universities of PEI, New Brunswick, Victoria, and Maine. He publishes regularly about floating offshore wind turbines and is working with collaborators on ways to make PEI’s energy system more self-sufficient and sustainable.

Recent Publications

Initial perspective on a 100% renewable electricity supply for Prince Edward Island

International Journal of Environmental Studies, 2018

Development of performance specifications for hybrid modeling of floating wind turbines in wave basin tests

Journal of Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy, 2018

A multi-objective design optimization approach for floating offshore wind turbine support structures

Journal of Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy, 2017

Comparing fatigue loads in floating wind turbine basin tests: Geometric-scaled, performance-scaled, and hybrid approaches

The 27th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, 25-30 June, San Francisco, California, USA, 2017

Verification and validation of multisegmented mooring capabilities in FAST v8

Twenty-sixth (2016) International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE), 26 June - 2 July 2016, Rhodes, Greece, 2016

Research Classification

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Research Interests

  • Design, modelling, and testing of floating offshore wind turbines
  • Land-based wind energy
  • Floating platform and mooring modelling
  • Wave energy conversion
  • Design optimization
  • Local renewable energy integration
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