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Giovanni Rinaldi received his B.Sc. in Physics and M.Sc. in Applied Physics from the University of Messina, Italy, respectively in 2009 and 2012. Then, in 2014, he received his M.Sc. in Renewable Energy with specialization in Ocean Energy and Offshore Wind. Giovanni is currently working as Early Stage Researcher at the University of Exeter within the European program OceaNET. His work focuses on developing a reliability-based tool to reduce Operation and Maintenance costs of Marine Energy devices and optimize the decision-making process in the management of offshore farms.




G. Rinaldi, A.C. Pillai, P.R. Thies, L. Johanning, Verification and benchmarking methodology for O&M planning and optimization tools in the offshore renewable energy sector, Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2018), Madrid, Spain, 17 - 22 June 2018.

G. Rinaldi, P.R. Thies, R. Walker, L. Johanning, A decision support model to optimise the operation and maintenance strategies of an offshore renewable energy farm, Ocean Engineering, Elsevier, 2017.

G. Rinaldi, P.R. Thies, L. Johanning, A coupled Monte Carlo - Evolutionary Algorithm approach to optimise offshore renewables O&M, EWTEC 2017, Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Cork, Ireland, 27th Aug - 1st Sept 2017

G. Rinaldi, P.R. Thies, R. Walker, L. Johanning, A novel reliability-based simulation tool for offshore renewable technologies, Renew 2016 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, Lisbon, Portugal, 24th-26th October 2016

G. Rinaldi, P.R. Thies, R. Walker, L. Johanning, A computational tool for the pro-active management of offshore farms, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Offshore Renewable Energy (CORE 2016), pages 111-115, Glasgow, UK, 12-14 September 2016

G. Rinaldi, P.R. Thies, R. Walker, L. Johanning, On the analysis of a Wave Energy Farm with focus on Maintenance Operations, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, MDPI, 2016. doi: 10.3390/jmse4030051

G. Rinaldi, P.R. Thies, R. Walker, L. Johanning, On the optimization of the operation and maintenance procedures for marine renewables, 3rd PRIMaRE conference, University Of Bath, Bath, Uk, 5th - 6th Jul 2016, Proceeding of the 3rd PRIMaRE conference, pages 35-35.

G. Rinaldi, A. Fontanella , G. Sannino, G. Bracco, E. Giorcelli, G. Mattiazzo, H. Bludszuweit, Development of a simplified analytical model for a passive inertial system solicited by wave motion, International Journal of Marine Energy, Elsevier, 2015.