Overview

Personal Profile

As an enthusiastic researcher at NREL, Michael Biglu drives research activities on mooring systems and site conditions, vital to the lab's pursuit of optimizing floating offshore wind farms. With broad expertise in offshore wind, offshore oil and gas, and shipbuilding, he explores new frontiers, guided by hands-on industry experience. His excitement for the latest floating offshore wind developments fuels his mission: facilitating large-scale development of floating offshore wind farms in the United States. 

Research Interests

Floating offshore wind

Mooring system design

Design optimization

Professional Experience

Project Engineer Design Optimization Offshore Wind, RWE (2022–2023)

Project Engineer Subsea Cable Installation, KODIAK GmbH, ext. at 50hertz Transmission GmbH (2020–2022)

Project Engineer Subsea Cable Installation, IMPaC Offshore Engineering GmbH, ext. at 50hertz Transmission GmbH (2017–2020)

Structural Engineer, SDC Ship Design & Consult GmbH (2014–2017)

Student Research Assistant, Hamburg University of Technology (2012–2014)

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Hamburg University of Technology

Master, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Hamburg University of Technology

Bachelor, Naval Architecture, Hamburg University of Technology

Certificate, Project Management Professional (PMP®)

Certificate, Professional Scrum Master (PSM I)