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.



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 (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)
Simulation-based investigation of a marine dual fuel engine
Theotokatos Gerasimos, Stoumpos Sokratis, Bolbot Victor, Boulougouris Evangelos
Journal of Marine Engineering & Technology Vol 19, pp. 5-16 (2020)
Parametric investigation of a large two-stroke marine high-pressure direct injection engine by using computational fluid dynamics method
Yang Renyou, Theotokatos Gerasimos, Vassalos Dracos
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment (2020)
A comparative analysis of EEDI versus lifetime CO2 emissions
Trivyza Nikoletta L, Rentizelas Athanasios, Theotokatos Gerasimos
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering Vol 8 (2020)
Digitalisation in the UK maritime sector : a stakeholders' pulse check
Gkerekos C, Theotokatos G, Bujorianu L M, Boulougouris E, Vassalos D, Carballedo B, McCluskey S, Coats T, Sloan R
Marine Industry 4.0 (2019)

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Professional activities

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)
Modelling & Optimisation of Ship Energy Systems (MOSES) Steering committee (External organisation)

more professional activities


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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