Dr Andrea Coraddu

Senior Lecturer

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

Dr Coraddu has been Assistant Professor in the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering at the University of Strathclyde since October 2018. His relevant professional and academic experiences include working as Teaching Associate at the University of Strathclyde, Research Associate at the School of Marine Science and Technology at Newcastle University, Research Engineer as part of the DAMEN R&D department based in Singapore, and serving as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Genoa, where he was awarded a Laurea and a PhD in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.


Dr Coraddu’s research focuses on modelling, optimisation and analysis of ship power plants and propulsion systems for efficiency improvement and reduction of environmental footprint. His primary research involves taking advantage of on-board data availability in assessing vessel performance, energy optimisation, and real-time monitoring of the primary systems. Utilising the latest learning algorithms and theoretical results in machine learning, Dr Coraddu is developing data-driven approaches to investigate the behaviour of complex on-board systems and their mutual interaction.



Multi-objective optimization as an early design tool for smart ship internal arrangement
Louvros Panagiotis, Boulougouris Evangelos, Coraddu Andrea, Vassalos Dracos, Theotokatos Gerasimos
Ships and Offshore Structures (2021)
Development of a zero-dimensional model and application on a medium-speed marine four-stoke diesel engine
Coraddu Andrea, Theotokatos Gerasimos, Kalikatzarakis Miltiadis, Oneto Luca
3rd International Conference on Modelling and Optimisation of Ship Energy Systems (2021)
Physical, data-driven and hybrid approaches to model engine exhaust gas temperatures in operational conditions
Coraddu Andrea, Oneto Luca, Cipollini Francesca, Kalikatzarakis Miltos, Meijn Gert-Jan, Geertsma Rinze
Ships and Offshore Structures (2021)
Determining the most influential human factors in maritime accidents : a data-driven approach
Coraddu Andrea, Oneto Luca, Navas de Maya Beatriz, Kurt Rafet
Ocean Engineering Vol 211 (2020)
Predicting the cavitating marine propeller noise at design stage : A deep learning based approach
Miglianti Leonardo, Cipollini Francesca, Oneto Luca, Tani Giorgio, Gaggero Stefano, Coraddu Andrea, Viviani Michele
Ocean Engineering Vol 209 (2020)
Time-dependent biofouling growth model for predicting the effects of biofouling on ship resistance and powering
Uzun Dogancan, Demirel Yigit Kemal, Coraddu Andrea, Turan Osman
Ocean Engineering Vol 191 (2019)

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Professional activities

University of Malta
Visiting researcher
Universita degli Studi di Trieste
Visiting researcher
Università Degli Studi di Genova
Visiting researcher
2nd International Conference on Modelling and Optimisation of Ship Energy Systems
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (Journal)
Guest editor
Cybersecurity and Marine Big Data

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REMS | OJO, Adebayo
Collu, Maurizio (Principal Investigator) Coraddu, Andrea (Co-investigator) OJO, Adebayo (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2023
Virtual and physical ExperimeNtal Towing centre for the design of eneRgy Efficient sea-faring vessels - VENTuRE (H2020 CSA)
Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Principal Investigator) Atlar, Mehmet (Co-investigator) Coraddu, Andrea (Co-investigator) Day, Sandy (Co-investigator) Incecik, Atilla (Co-investigator) Kurt, Rafet (Co-investigator) Tezdogan, Tahsin (Co-investigator) Turan, Osman (Co-investigator) Yuan, Zhiming (Co-investigator) Song, Soonseok (Researcher) Terziev, Momchil (Researcher)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2022
Hybrid modelling for predictive maintenance of platform systems: A case study on the Holland Class Offshore Patrol Vessels
Coraddu, Andrea (Principal Investigator)
13-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2024
SAFEMODE - Strengthening synergies between Aviation and maritime in the area of human Factors (H2020-MG-2018)
Kurt, Rafet (Principal Investigator) Coraddu, Andrea (Co-investigator) Turan, Osman (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2022
KTP - Datum Electronics
Theotokatos, Gerasimos (Principal Investigator) Coraddu, Andrea (Co-investigator) Lazakis, Iraklis (Co-investigator)
05-Jan-2019 - 04-Jan-2021
Cross-disciplinary advanced Vibration Laboratory (£32K EPSRC Capital Award for ECRs, £11K Faculty of Engineering Strategic Research Funding)
Tubaldi, Enrico (Principal Investigator) Coraddu, Andrea (Principal Investigator) Jones, Catherine (Principal Investigator) Cartmell, Matthew (Principal Investigator)
Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is an emerging technology for damage identification of aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering infrastructure, with significant potential for life-safety and economic benefits. Vibration-based SHM entails measuring the response of structural systems to dynamic excitations through appropriate sensors, and intelligently analysing the measured response to identify damage occurrence or degradation. This project supports the development and build of a vibration laboratory (VibLab) across the Faculty of Engineering, a new inter-disciplinary facility for there is a strong need, but is currently missing at Strathclyde. The laboratory will benefit the short- and long-term career development plans of Early Career Researchers (ECRs), enhancing their capabilities in the field of SHM. It will also strengthen the connections across departments, and contribute to maximise external funding income and attract new industrial and academic partners. The facility is a joint initiative between the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Naval Architecture and Ocean and Marine Engineering.

£32K EPSRC Capital Award for ECRs, £11K Faculty of Engineering Strategic Research Funding, £20k total combined departmental funding.

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Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building

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