Professor Gerasimos Theotokatos

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

I am the DNV GL 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 GL 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.


Life cycle analysis and cost assessment of a battery powered ferry
Wang Haibin, Boulougouris Evangelos, Theotokatos Gerasimos, Zhou Peilin, Priftis Alexandros, Shi Guangyu
Ocean Engineering Vol 241 (2021)
Safety and reliability analysis of an ammonia-powered fuel-cell system
Trivyza Nikoletta L, Cheliotis Michail, Boulougouris Evangelos, Theotokatos Gerasimos
Safety Vol 7 (2021)
A novel risk assessment process : application to an autonomous inland waterways ship
Bolbot Victor, Theotokatos Gerasimos, Wennersberg Lars Andreas, Faivre Jerome, Vassalos Dracos, Boulougouris Evangelos, Rødseth Ørnulf Jan, Andersen Pål, Pauwelyn Ann-Sofie, Van Coillie Antoon
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability , pp. 1-23 (2021)
Dynamic blackout probability monitoring system for cruise ship power plants
Bolbot Victor, Theotokatos Gerasimos, Hamann Rainer, Psarros George, Boulougouris Evangelos
Energies Vol 14 (2021)
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 (2021)
Parametric investigation of a large marine two-stroke diesel engine equipped with exhaust gas recirculation and turbocharger cut out systems
Lu Daoyi, Theotokatos Gerasimos, Zhang Jundong, Zeng Hong, Cui Keying
Applied Thermal Engineering (2021)

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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
Energy : The International Journal (Journal)
Guest editor
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (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
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
FLooding Accident REsponse Flare
Vassalos, Dracos (Principal Investigator) Boulougouris, Evangelos (Co-investigator) Theotokatos, Gerasimos (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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