Dr Gerasimos Theotokatos

Reader Of Safety Of Marine Systems

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

I have been the DNV GL Reader on Safety of Marine Systems at Maritime Safety Research Centre (MSRC) of the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering at the University of Strathclyde since July 2017. I joined the University of Strathclyde as Lecturer in Jan 2013.  I graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1994 and obtained a PhD degree, also from NTUA, in 2001 in the discipline of Marine Engineering.

My research focuses on the development of scientific approaches to holistically capture the safety, energy and sustainability interplay of the complex marine systems including cyber-physical and autonomous systems by employing advanced model-based methods and tools for the design and optimisation of marine systems pursuing life-cycle risk and energy management, efficiency improvement, and safety and sustainability enhancement, which lead the development of safe, feasible and green design/operating alternatives that can meet the demanding marine industry requirements.



Parametric knocking performance investigation of spark ignition natural gas engines and dual fuel engines
Xiang La, Theotokatos Gerasimos, Cui Haining, Xu Keda, Ben Hongkai, Ding Yu
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering Vol 8 (2020)
A novel method for safety analysis of Cyber-Physical Systems - Application to a ship exhaust gas scrubber system
Bolbot Victor, Theotokatos Gerasimos, Boulougouris Evangelos, Psarros George Ad, Hamann Rainer
Safety Vol 6 (2020)
Waste heat recovery steam systems techno-economic and environmental investigation for ocean-going vessels considering actual operating profiles
Theotokatos Gerasimos, Rentizelas Athanasios, Guan Cong, Ancic Ivica
Journal of Cleaner Production Vol 267 (2020)
Systematic investigation of a large two-stroke engine crankshaft dynamics model
Tsitsilonis Konstantinos-Marios, Theotokatos Gerasimos, Xiros Nikolaos, Habens Malcolm
Energies Vol 13 (2020)
Cruise ships power plant optimisation and comparative analysis
Bolbot Victor, Trivyza Nikoletta L, Theotokatos Gerasimos, Boulougouris Evangelos, Rentizelas Athanasios, Vassalos Dracos
Energy Vol 196 (2020)
Towards marine dual fuel engines digital twins - integrated modelling of thermodynamic processes and control system functions
Stoumpos Sokratis, Theotokatos Gerasimos, Mavrelos Christoforos, Boulougouris Evangelos
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering Vol 8 (2020)

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Professional activities

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment (Journal)
Editorial board member
2nd International Conference on Modelling and Optimisation of Ship Energy Systems (Event)
Guest editor
2nd International Conference on Modelling and Optimisation of Ship Energy Systems
Energy : The International Journal (Journal)
Guest editor
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (Journal)
Guest editor
Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST), UK (External organisation)

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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
FLooding Accident REsponse Flare
Vassalos, Dracos (Principal Investigator) Boulougouris, Evangelos (Co-investigator) Theotokatos, Gerasimos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2022
Autonomous Shipping Initiative for European Waters (AUTOSHIP)
Theotokatos, Gerasimos (Principal Investigator) Boulougouris, Evangelos (Co-investigator) Vassalos, Dracos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2022
KTP - Datum Electronics
Theotokatos, Gerasimos (Principal Investigator) Coraddu, Andrea (Co-investigator) Lazakis, Iraklis (Co-investigator)
05-Jan-2019 - 04-Jan-2021
Transport: Advanced and Modular (TrAM) H2020
Boulougouris, Evangelos (Principal Investigator) Theotokatos, Gerasimos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2022
Lazakis, Iraklis (Principal Investigator) Theotokatos, Gerasimos (Co-investigator)
08-Jan-2018 - 07-Jan-2020

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Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building

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