Maritime Safety Research Centre
Haibin Wang, Research Associate
Haibin Wang works as a Research Associate at the Maritime Safety Research Centre of the University of Strathclyde. His main duty is focused on the project of Transport: Advanced and Modular (TrAM, Horizon 2020 project) to develop and validate of modular design and production methods mainly on electrically-powered vessels operating in protected waters with zero emissions.
Haibin achieved his MEng degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in University of Strathclyde in 2012, with a sound understanding of naval architecture, marine engineering and environment protection regulations, and undertook a series of naval architecture and marine engineering course. In 2017, he obtained the PhD degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in this university by experimental testing and CFD simulating a carbon capture method to reduce the CO2 emission onboard ship in order to meet the IMO’s carbon emission reduction target by 2020. Before joining MRSC, he worked on an EU Horizon 2020 project for ship life cycle analysis including cost analysis and environment analysis in response to needs of SME naval architects, shipbuilders and ship-owners, who in order to survive in the world market.
Dr. Chaitanya Patil, Research Associate
Chaitanya is a research associate at Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering (NAOME), University of Strathclyde. He has graduated from Mumbai University (VJTI) and did 2 different masters from France (Polytech Orléans & ISAT) and Spain (Universitat Politècnica de València). Lastly, he has obtained a PhD from Universitat Politècnica de Valencia. He has 7 years of combined industry and research experience in various thermal propulsion systems. His area of expertise consists of first principal and data driven models for ship power generation and transmission systems. He has developed machine learning techniques to predict the performance of complex mechanical systems like engines, SCRs etc. through deep learning methods. He is also equipped with data analysis and data science skills to develop complex algorithms using AI.
Xue Xu, Research Associate
Dr Xue Xu is a Research Associate in the Maritime Safety Research Centre (MSRC) since 2021. She obtained her BEng (Hons) degree in 2013 at the University of Strathclyde, and then continued her studies through doctoral research, which focused on the experimental investigation of hydrodynamic analysis on offshore floating systems, and received her PhD in 2020. Before joining MSRC, Xue had worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde, since 2019, focusing on offshore wind energy development.
Her research interests include offshore renewable energy development, decarbonisation of shipping, and risk and reliability analysis. She has been working on research projects, including machine learning in structure control of offshore floating system as a Co-Investigator, EPSRC projects – INNO-MPP and HOME-Offshore, H2020 projects – TrAM and HyShip, and in the DfT CMDC project – NEPTUNE. She is a reviewer for a number of journals (e.g. Ocean Engineering) and conferences (e.g. OMAE). She has published more than 7 papers in high impact journals and international peer review conferences.
Dr Myo Zin Aung, Research Associate
Dr Myo Zin Aung is a Research Associate at the Maritime Safety Research Centre (MSRC) of the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering (NAOME) at the University of Strathclyde since October 2021. He obtained his BEng (Naval Architecture) degree in 2016 from Myanmar Maritime University and continued his studies as a Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) student at Osaka University and received MEng (Global Architecture) and PhD degrees in 2018 and 2021. His doctoral research was focused on ship manoeuvring and control under extreme weather conditions to establish minimum propulsion power requirements under the EEDI regulations.
His research interest includes mathematical modelling of ship motions, environmental forces and propulsion plants, ship trajectory optimization and optimal control, ship design and optimization, computational fluid dynamic (CFD), machine learning and so on. Since he joined MSRC, he has been contributing to different research projects including SafePASS, HyShip, CMDC-NEPTUNE and TrAM.
João Lucas Dozzi Dantas, Associate Research
João Lucas Dozzi Dantas, PhD, is an Associate Research at Maritime Safety Research Centre (MSRC) of the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering (NAOME) at the University of Strathclyde since January 2022. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Polytechnic School of University of São Paulo (2008) and doctorate at Mechanical Engineering from the same institution (2014). Between 2013 and 2021, he worked in Laboratory of Naval Architecture and Oceanic Engineering (NAVAL) of Institute for Technological Research of São Paulo State (IPT-SP), developing R&D projects and providing services to industry of Naval Transportation, Offshore Engineering, Renewable Energy, Marine Robotics and Navy, in the area of naval architecture, ocean engineering, renewable energy and marine robotics field.
His main research topics are: marine navigation, guidance, collision avoidance and control architecture design, manoeuvrability analysis, autonomous system investigation, development of dynamic simulators (fast time, real time and hardware-in0the-loop), experimental hydrodynamics (towing tank, cavitation tunnel and field tests), numerical modelling (fluid dynamics, CFD, and structural, FEM), verification and validation methods, ship propeller design, subsea engineering, surface and underwater robotics.
Dr. Amin Nazemian, Research Associate
Amin Nazemian is a research associate at Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering (NAOME), University of Strathclyde. He has hold his PhD, Master and Bachelor of Science from Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT) from Iran. He joined the Maritime Safety Research Centre (MSRC) group of University of Strathclyde to take part in an ongoing Horizon2020 European Union project.
He has solid expertise in Computational Fluid Dynamic models applied to ship design and optimization, with particular focus on resistance and seakeeping predictions of high speed unconventional vessels specially trimaran ships. Strong ability in the development of automatic procedures for hull form generation, fluid dynamic, solid mechanic analysis, and stability verification ultimately aimed at design optimization. Extensive experience in applying machine-learning techniques for construction of surrogate models suitable for cost-effective multi-disciplinary optimization in highly multi-dimensional, design space. Proven ability in the development of Set-Based Design frameworks based on Risk-Adaptive surrogate models constructed from simulation data coming from different fidelity information sources. Implementation of ship spiral design from concept design to preparation detail and shop design plans. More than six years industry and research experience in design and building steel, aluminum, and fiberglass marine vehicles. His research interest includes ship hydrodynamics and hull design, multi-disciplinary design study and hullform optimization, numerical and experimental fluid flow simulation, Geometry parametrization and reconstruction, optimization algorithms, Development of optimization platforms, Modeling and simulation of maritime energy systems, Proposition of a high-speed displacement trimaran ship, Data analysis and statistical/mathematical modelling.
Suleyman Duman, Research Associate
Mr Suleyman Duman, (BSc, MSc, PhD, AMRINA) is working as a Research Associate under the Maritime Safety Research Centre (MSRC) of the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering (NAOME) at the University of Strathclyde since March 2022. He joined the University of Strathclyde to take part in an ongoing Horizon2020 European Union project. He has experience in the areas of ship manoeuvrability, multihull hydrodynamics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), fast-time manoeuvring simulations, ship design and self-propulsion analysis.
His research is mainly focused on the development of scientific approaches to evaluating the manoeuvring performance characteristics of monohull and multihull marine vessels. He has been developing analytical (closed-form) solutions and high-fidelity based techniques for the hydrodynamic performance predictions of floating vessels.
Yaseen Adnan Ahmed, Research Associate
YASEEN ADNAN AHMED, MEng, PhD, AMRINA is working as a Research Associate for the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering (NAOME) at University of Strathclyde since January 2022. He graduated with BSc (Hon) in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh in 2009. In addition, he got his MEng and PhD degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Osaka University (OU), Japan in 2012 and 2015 respectively.
Before joining to this University, DR. YASEEN ADNAN AHMED worked as a Senior Lecturer (Ship & Offshore Technology Research Group, SOT) at School of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He also worked as a teaching assistant for his supervisor during his postgraduate study. In addition, he was awarded with Presidential award from Osaka University Alumni Association for his outstanding result in Master program. After being awarded with doctorate degree, he worked as a Research Fellow in International Maritime Research Centre (IMaRC), Kobe University, Japan. He visited Osaka University occasionally as a visiting lecturer during his stay in Japan. Later on, he moved to Malaysia after getting the opportunity to work as a senior lecturer in Universiti Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysian Institute of Marine Engineering Technology (UniKL-MIMET), where he served for three and an half year.
His common research interest are Ship Manoeuvring Under Restricted Waterways, Automatic Collision Avoidance, Automatic Ship Berthing, Automatic Way point Navigation, Optimisations, Hybrid Renewal Energy, Ship Manoeuvring Prediction Model, Hydrogen Fuel Generation System, Technologies to Improving The Way of Harnessing Wind Energies, Earth Pipe Cooling System, Machine Learning, Wave Cloaking Devices etc. Currently, he is an active reviewer for well renowned journals.
Alex Priftis, Research Assistant
Alexandros Priftis works as a Research Assistant at the Maritime Safety Research Centre of the University of Strathclyde. He is currently at the write-up stage of his PhD. His research interests are focused on ship design and multi-objective optimisation under uncertainty. He received his MEng degree as a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer from the National Technical University of Athens in 2015. He has been involved in research projects dealing with holistic ship design optimisation methods and modular ship design concepts. He has produced several publications in journals and international peer-reviewed conferences based on the output of his research. During his undergraduate studies he worked as an engineering intern at a naval architecture consultancy company in Athens, gaining a deep insight into the tasks of a professional naval architect.