Paula Bastos Garcia Rosa

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Electric Power Engineering
Elektro E/F, E-318, Gløshaugen

Background and activities

Paula B. Garcia-Rosa has a Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering (2004) from the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has postgraduate education in both Control Engineering and Oceanic Engineering. More specifically, her technical training is in modeling, control and optimization techniques with a strong competence in the application area of ocean wave energy. She has a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (2008), and a D.Sc. degree in Ocean Engineering (2013), both from COPPE/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her research interests include control of electromechanical and marine systems, offshore renewable energy, and modeling, optimization, and control of ocean energy systems.

P. B. Garcia-Rosa was a Postdoctoral Researcher (2013–2015) with the Centre for Ocean Energy Research, Maynooth University, Ireland, where she also collaborated on a project engaging artists and academic researchers «Metamorphosis | Art as Research. Research as Art».

Prior to her employment with NTNU Department of Electric Power Engineering, she was a Visiting Researcher (2016–2017) with NTNU Department of Engineering Cybernetics. She is a participant of the NTNU Postdoc Action Pilot Project.

P. B. Garcia-Rosa is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Earthzine, an online scientific  publication (from the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society) that seeks to explore “Earth Observation and their applications to decision support for society's benefit”.


[ Selected publications below are with affiliations different than NTNU ]

Garcia-Rosa, P. B., and  Ringwood, J. V. (2016) On the Sensitivity of Optimal Wave Energy Device Geometry to the Energy Maximising Control System. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. vol. 7(1). 

Garcia-Rosa, P. B, Bacelli, G.,and Ringwood, J. V. (2015) Control-informed geometric optimisation of wave energy converters: The impact of device motion and force constraints. Energies. vol. 8(12). 

Garcia-Rosa, P. B, Bacelli, G. and Ringwood, J. V. (2015) Control-Informed Optimal Array Layout for Wave Farms. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. vol. 6 (2). 

Garcia-Rosa, P. B, Costello, R., Dias, F. & Ringwood, J. V. (2015) Hydrodynamic Modelling Competition - Overview and Approaches. Proc. of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Vol. OMAE-2015, Newfoundland, (CAN), June 2015.

Garcia-Rosa, P. B, Cunha, J. P. V. S., Lizarralde, F., Estefen, S. F., Machado,  I. R., and Watanabe, E. H. (2014) Wave-to-wire model and energy storage analysis of an ocean wave energy hyperbaric converter. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering. vol. 39(2). 

Garcia-Rosa, P. B, Lizarralde, F. & Estefen, S. F. (2012) Optimization of the wave energy absorption in oscillating-body systems using extremum seeking approach. Proc. of the IEEE American Control Conference, Montreal (CAN), June 2012.

Costa, P. R., Garcia-Rosa, P. B., and Estefen, S. F. (2010) Phase control strategy for a wave energy hyperbaric converter. Ocean Engineering. vol 37(17).

Garcia-Rosa, P. B., Cunha, J. P. V. S. & Lizarralde, F. (2009) Turbine Speed Control for an Ocean Wave Energy Conversion System. Proc. of the IEEE American Control Conference, Saint Louis (USA), June 2009.

Garcia-Rosa, P. B., Cunha, J. P. V. S., Lizarralde, F., Estefen, S. F. & Costa, P. R. (2009) Efficiency Optimization in a Wave Energy Hyperbaric Converter. Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Clean Electrical Power, Capri (ITA), June 2009.


Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications