Catching waves



Waves are one potential source of alternative energy. By monitoring wave conditions to understand how much energy is available, UMD mechanical engineering professor, Craig Hill, hopes to develop new, affordable energy technologies and make beaches safer.



A shot of a powerful wave on Lake Superior
Craig Hill sitting at a work bench in his lab, building the sensors for the buoy
Jerry Henneck and Craig Hill deploy the buoy into Lake Superior from a small boat


Craig Hill stands on the shore of Lake Superior
An aerial shot of Park Point Beach on Lake Superior