Our research areas include:
- Maritime safety
- Human factors in design & operation
- Risk-based ship design
- Resilience engineering
- Emergency preparedness & evacuation
- Collision avoidance
Our researchers work extensively with a wide range of companies and stakeholders within the maritime industry and have a track record in delivering innovative and applicable solutions, tools and outputs.
From ship resistance and seakeeping to survivability and wave impact, the Kelvin Hydrodynamics Laboratory (KHL) has a wide range of capabilities in relation to model testing.
Find out more about the Kelvin Hydrodynamics Laboratory capabilities.
We have a thriving research community of world leading experts and developing research students whose capabilities span our four research themes.
Example research projects:
- Prof Dracos Vassalos is assisting in the development of new goal based standards for ships which aim to improve safety at sea
- Prof Osman Turan is transferring good safety practices from the aerospace to the maritime industry in the EU-funded SEAHORSE project
- Dr Evangelos Boulougouris is developing training for seafarers for the safe operation of liquefied natural gas-fuelled ships