Making Waves: Renewable Energy

Create the Future: An Engineering Podcast · Making Waves: Renewable Energy

Sam Etherington is a pioneering British industrial engineer working in the marine energy sector.

From a family of engineers, Etherington obtained a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Brunel University. He graduated in 2013 – with his thesis project resulting in a national James Dyson Award. One year later, at the age of 24, became the youngest engineer to enter SEMTA’s engineering hall of fame, joining Isambard Kingdom Brunel, George Stephenson and Sir Frank Whittle. At the same time, Sam founded his company, Aqua Power Technologies Limited, which continues to engineer cost-effective and efficient ways to harvest wave energy for commercial use.