Professor Peilin Zhou

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

I joined the University on 1 April 2001 when I introduced the discipline of marine engineering and developed both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in marine engineering. I am currently Professor of Marine Engineering in the Department. Over the years I also developed several articulation courses with partner Universities in China and Vietnam.

Currently, I am the Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes in the Department, responsible for PGT admissions and course development.

I have organised a number of international conferences in the UK and Asia. I am Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, Charted engineer, member of a number of international professional bodies. Currently, I am the Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes.            


Optimization of tugboat propulsion system configurations : a holistic life cycle assessment case study
Wang Haibin, Zhou Peilin, Liang Yibo, Jeong Byongug, Mesbahi Ana
Journal of Cleaner Production Vol 259 (2020)
Development of Parametric Trend Life Cycle Assessment for marine SOx reduction scrubber systems
Jang Hayoung, Jeong Byongug, Zhou Peilin, Ha Seungman, Nam Dong, Kim Joongwon, Lee Jae-ung
Journal of Cleaner Production (2020)
Ship lifecycle
Zhou Peilin, Jeong Byongug
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering Vol 8 (2020)
Research on characteristics of removing particles in ship exhaust gas by charged droplet
Jiao Lei, Qian Zhaohui, Huang Dekai, Zhou Peilin, Chen Pengfei, Meng Lida
ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering (2019)
Life cycle assessment of LNG fueled vessel in domestic services
Hwang Sangsoo, Jeong Byongug, Jung Kwanghyo, Kim Mingyu, Zhou Peilin
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering Vol 7 (2019)
Design and experimental development of a new electronically controlled cylinder lubrication system for the large two-stroke crosshead diesel engines
He Yuhai, Zhou Peilin, Xie Liangtao, Zhang Jiyun
International Journal of Engine Research Vol 20, pp. 986-1000 (2019)

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Currently, I contribute to teaching to NM102 introduction to Marine Engineering, NM213 Fundamental of Marine Engineering, NM324 Principles and Application of Marine Machinery, NM421 Ship Power Marine Power and Electrical Systems, NM952 Advanced Marine Engineering, NM980 Onboard Energy Management and Marine Environment Protection

Research interests

My research areas cover many aspects in marine engineering, including marine propulsion system design and efficiency improvement, engine combustion and simulation, combined cycle, marine engines’ NOx, SOx and CO2 emission control, ship ballast water treatment, fuel cells marine application, biodiesel application, life cycle analysis on water-borne transport and shipyard green technology. I have published over 110 research papers including 36 internal referred journal papers.

Professional activities

Jonathan Davis
International Symposium on Marine Engineering (ISME 2011)
9th International Symposium on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transport
1st Annual World Congress of Marine Biotechnology
International Maritime Organisation (External organisation)
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (External organisation)

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MarLEM: Maritime Logistics Engineering and Management (EMFF Blue Economy)
Tezdogan, Tahsin (Principal Investigator) Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Co-investigator) Incecik, Atilla (Co-investigator) Kolios, Athanasios (Co-investigator) Zhou, Peilin (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2022
Development of multi-criteria decision making approach with LCA
Zhou, Peilin (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 28-Jan-2023
Ship Lifecycle Software Solutions (SHIPLYS) H2020 SC3
Zhou, Peilin (Principal Investigator) Yuan, Zhiming (Co-investigator) Oguz, Elif (Fellow) Wang, Haibin (Fellow) Jeong, Byongug (Researcher)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2019
Ship Lifecycle Software Solutions (SHIPLYS) H2020 SC3
Zhou, Peilin (Principal Investigator) Yuan, Zhiming (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2019
An investigation into the characteristics of.high-pressure common rail injection ssystem
Zhou, Peilin (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2013 - 31-Jan-2016
Zhou, Peilin (Principal Investigator) Xiao, Qing (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2011 - 31-Jan-2014

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Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building

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