Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering Women in Naval Architecture Ocean and Marine Engineering
The Naval Architecture Ocean and Marine Engineering department is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all of our students and staff. We strive to nurture an environment of diversity and inclusion in order to best support our research and teaching activities. We are holding an Athena SWAN bronze award. The award recognises our 'commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.
We celebrate and promote the excellent teaching and research work carried out by women in NAOME to encourage a supportive, inclusive, equal and diverse culture. Please meet our female role models in NAOME to recognise their excellent achievements:-
Dr. Selda Oterkus is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering at University of Strathclyde. She is also the Vice-Director of PeriDynamics Research Center (PDRC) at University of Strathclyde. She received her PhD degree from the University of Arizona in mechanical engineering with minor degrees in civil engineering and engineering mechanics. Her research mainly focuses on fluid-structure interactions, multi-physics modelling of materials and structures, and damage prediction by using peridynamics.
Prior to starting her academic career, Dr. Julia Race worked in industry for over 20 years, latterly in the pipeline industry for 7 years as an integrity consultant for GE Oil and Gas. In this role, she was responsible for providing fitness-for-purpose, remaining life and corrosion assessments for onshore and offshore pipelines. She has also worked as a materials engineer in the petrochemical and power generation industries involved with the operation, maintenance and design of chemical and power plant.
Professor Qing Xiao graduated with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore, where she studied through experimental measurements the stability and bifurcation of Taylor-Couette flow and investigated how ‘flow history’ and Taylor-Couette geometries affect the flow regime development.
Dr. Eva Giagloglou is a Human Factors and Ergonomics researcher in the Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering department. Her academic background combines disciplines of Cognitive Ergonomics (PhD), New technologies (MSc) and Environmental Science (Laurea magistralis).
Dr. Yan Gao is a Research Associate at the University of Strathclyde, UK, at the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering. Her research interests are ocean engineering with a focus on offshore platforms, computational mechanics on nonlocal material modelling, fluid-structure simulation with structural failure.
Dr. Maria Ramirez Marengo is a Research Associate at the University of Strathclyde, Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering. She finished her PhD at the Instituto Tecnologico de Celaya in 2014. My main research interests lie in the field of human factors, risk analysis and reliability engineering. She has developed advanced statistical methods, optimization models and computational tools applied to risk analysis and decision-making under uncertainty.
Dr. Nikoletta Trivyza is a Research Associate at Maritime Safety Research Centre (MSRC) at the University of Strathclyde. She received her MEng from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens in 2015 following the stream of Industrial Management and Operational Research. She obtained a PhD at the University of Strathclyde, Department of Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management in 2019 in the discipline of marine energy systems sustainable design.
Lynne Samson began her career at the University of Strathclyde in June 2000 working as a modern apprentice secretary within the Secretary to the University and Principal’s office. Lynne has worked in various roles and departments over the years including central Finance, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Science and was appointed Department Operations Manager within the department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering in October 2020 following a successful period as Department Finance Administrator.
Rebecca McEwan an Engineering technician based out at the Kelvin Hydrodynamics Laboratory. She started her career with Strathclyde University through an apprenticeship in 2017 and she is now fully qualified. Her role at the lab is mostly producing components and structures using workshop machinery to be tested in the tank facility at the lab.
Dr Xue Xu is a Research Associate at the department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering. Her research interests include offshore renewable energy development, decarbonisation of shipping, and risk and reliability analysis.