Professor Gerasimos Theotokatos

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

I am the DNV Professor of Safety of Marine Systems at the Maritime Safety Research Centre (MSRC) of the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering at the University of Strathclyde since June 2020. I am the Director of the MSRC, a world-class centre of excellence with a vision to shape the maritime safety, which was established as a significant Industry-University partnership involving the University of Strathclyde, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and DNV Classification Society. 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. My research supports the development and use of advanced model-based methods and digital twin tools to address the design of safe, feasible and green alternatives to meet the demanding marine industry requirements, pursuing life-cycle risk and energy management, efficiency improvement, as well as safety and sustainability enhancement.


Autonomous shipping – an analysis of the maritime stakeholders perspectives
Theotokatos Gerasimos, Dantas Joao Lucas Dozzi, Polychronidi Georgia, Rentifi Georgia, Molica Colella Marco
WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs (2022)
Model based analysis of the boil-off gas management and control for LNG fuelled vessels
Kalikatzarakis Miltiadis, Theotokatos Gerasimos, Coraddu Andrea, Sayan Paul, Wong Seng Yew
Energy Vol 251 (2022)
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 Vol 14 (2022)
A method to identify and rank objects and hazardous interactions affecting autonomous ships navigation
Bolbot Victor, Theotokatos Gerasimos, Wennersberg Lars Andreas
The Journal of Navigation Vol 75, pp. 572-593 (2022)
Performance and reliability monitoring of ship hybrid power plants
Tsoumpris Charalampos, Theotokatos Gerasimos
Journal of ETA Maritime Science Vol 10, pp. 29-38 (2022)

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Professional activities

1st International Conference on the Stability and Safety of Ships and Ocean Vehicles (STAB&S) 2021
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
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (Journal)
Guest editor
Energy : The International Journal (Journal)
Guest editor

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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
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

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Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building

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