Professor Evangelos Boulougouris

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

An academic and a chartered, professional engineer with an internationally recognized reputation for research and knowledge exchange in naval architecture, ocean and marine engineering. Strong researcher in the field of safety of marine operations and design for safety for more than 25 years, receiving a number of international awards for his work.

He is currently the Research Director of the Maritime Transport Unit at NAOME and deputy Director at the  Safety Research Centre, sponsored by RCCL and DNVGL. Co-inventor for a pending patent and PI and Co-I in EU and UK funded research and KE projects. KE project coordinator in UK and for EU-funded training courses.

Very committed to professional institutions through work as Fellow with the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) in UK and Member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) in US and the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE). Maximizing the impact as a member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects’ International Maritime Organisation Standing Committee, he has participated in Ship Design & Construction (SDC2, 3, 4, 5 and 6) and the International Intercessional correspondence group developing the new regulations for the international shipping. Member of the International Towing Tank Committee (ITTC) Technical Committee on Stability in Waves. Member of the Stability R&D Committee associated with the International Conference on the Stability of Ships and Offshore Structures (STAB). Member of the IMarEST Alternative Fuels from Shipping Special Interest Group and SNAME’s SD-11: Post Incident Safety Assurance Panel.

He has produced more than 150 publications in journals and international peer-reviewed conferences, he is the co-editor of the Proceedings of STAB 2015 and has 6 chapters in books.


Automatic traffic scenarios generation for autonomous ships collision avoidance system testing
Bolbot Victor, Gkerekos Christos, Theotokatos Gerasimos, Boulougouris Evangelos
Ocean Engineering Vol 254 (2022)
A methodology to define risk matrices–application to inland water ways autonomous ships
Bolbot V, Theotokatos G, McCloskey J, Boulougouris E, Vassalos D, Twomey Bernard
International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (2022)
Hydrogen vs batteries : comparative safety assessments for a high-speed passenger ferry
Mylonopoulos Foivos, Boulougouris Evangelos, Trivyza Nikoletta L, Priftis Alexandros, Cheliotis Michail, Wang Haibin, Shi Guangyu
Applied Sciences Vol 12 (2022)
Safety analysis of a high-pressure fuel gas supply system for LNG fuelled vessels
Milioulis Konstantinos, Bolbot Victor, Theotokatos Gerasimos, Boulougouris Evangelos, Sayan Paul, Chio Kelvin Wen Yong, Lim Wei Siang
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, pp. 1-22 (2022)
Decision support methods for sustainable ship energy systems : a state-of-the-art review
Trivyza Nikoletta L, Rentizelas Athanasios, Theotokatos Gerasimos, Boulougouris Evangelos
Energy Vol 239, pp. 122288 (2022)
Numerical simulation of a vessel's manoeuvring performance in regular waves
Pollalis Christos, Mourkogiannis Dimitrios, Boulougouris Evangelos
Ships and Offshore Structures (2021)

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Research interests

Safety of marine operations; Design for safety; Holistic Ship Design; Multi-objective Ship Design optimisation; Survivability of Ships; Vulnerability of ships and offshore structures; Damage Stability; Stability in Waves; New Intact Stability Criteria; Direct assessment of ship stability (damage and intact) in waves; Collision avoidance simulation; Ship evacuation and the impact to safety and security; Alternative Fuels from Shipping; Advanced Marine Vehicles; Crashworthiness of ship structures; Autonomous Ships; Warship design and susceptibility.

Professional activities

Stability and Safety in electric vessels
Safety in Marine Fuel Cells
1st International Conference on the Stability and Safety of Ships and Ocean Vehicles (STAB&S) 2021
Suez Canal blockage: how cargo ships like Ever Given became so huge, and why they’re causing problems
Interview to BBC Breakfast on 29/03/21

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Boulougouris, Evangelos (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Theotokatos, Gerasimos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
Carnot Marine Vessel APUs - Feasibility Study
Theotokatos, Gerasimos (Principal Investigator) Boulougouris, Evangelos (Co-investigator) Lazakis, Iraklis (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
Intelligent marine engines health assessment system based on digital twins and data driven models
Theotokatos, Gerasimos (Principal Investigator) Boulougouris, Evangelos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2023
Boulougouris, Evangelos (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2025
Piloting Multi MW Ammonia Ship Fuel Cells (ShipFC) - H2020-JTI-FCH-2019-1
Boulougouris, Evangelos (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2025
Next generation of life Saving applicances and systems for saFE and swift evacuation operations on high capacity PASSenger ships in extreme scenarios and conditions (SafePASS)
Boulougouris, Evangelos (Principal Investigator) Theotokatos, Gerasimos (Co-investigator) Vassalos, Dracos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2022

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Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building

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