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.            


Levelised cost of energy analysis for offshore wind farms – A case study of the New York State development
Liang Yibo, Ma Yu, Wang Haibin, Mesbahi Ana, Jeong Byongug, Zhou Peilin
Ocean Engineering Vol 239 (2021)
Elemental abundances of the hot atmosphere of luminous infrared galaxy Arp 299
Mao Junjie, Zhou Ping, Simionescu Aurora, Su Yuanyuan, Fukazawa Yasushi, Gu Liyi, Akamatsu Hiroki, Zhu Zhenlin, de Plaa Jelle, Mernier François, Kaastra Jelle S
Astrophysical Journal Letters Vol 918 (2021)
A comparative life cycle assessment study on environmental performances between battery powered and conventional marine vessels
Wang Haibin, Boulougouris Evangelos, Theotokatos Gerasimos, Priftis Alexandros, Shi Guangyu, Zhou Peilin
Maritime Technology and Engineering 5 Volume 2 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MARITIME TECHNOLOGY
AND ENGINEERING, pp. 119-128 (2021)
Demystifying the lifecycle environmental benefits and harms of LNG as marine fuel
Jang Hayoung, Jeong Byongug, Zhou Peilin, Ha Seungman, Nam Dong
Applied Energy (2021)
Investigation of effect on environmental performance of using LNG as fuel for engines in seaport tugboats
Lebedevas Sergejus, Norkevičius Lukas, Zhou Peilin
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering Vol 9 (2021)
Life cycle assessment for enhanced re-liquefaction systems applied to LNG carriers; effectiveness of partial re-liquefaction system
Park Taesoo, So Sunglack, Jeong Byongug, Zhou Peilin, Lee Jae-ung
Journal of Cleaner Production (2020)

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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
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (External organisation)
Journal of Marine Science and Application (Journal)
Editorial board member

More professional activities


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) Terziev, Momchil (Research Co-investigator) Wei, Yujia (Researcher)
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)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2019
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
Boulougouris, Evangelos (Principal Investigator) Barltrop, Nigel (Co-investigator) Clelland, David (Co-investigator) Day, Sandy (Co-investigator) Kaklis, Panagiotis (Co-investigator) Khorasanchi, Mahdi (Co-investigator) Kurt, Rafet (Co-investigator) Lazakis, Iraklis (Co-investigator) Oterkus, Erkan (Co-investigator) Oterkus, Selda (Co-investigator) Tezdogan, Tahsin (Co-investigator) Theotokatos, Gerasimos (Co-investigator) Turan, Osman (Co-investigator) Yuan, Zhiming (Co-investigator) Zhou, Peilin (Co-investigator)
15-Jan-2014 - 31-Jan-2015
On the MOS Way Network
Boulougouris, Evangelos (Principal Investigator) Clelland, David (Co-investigator) Day, Sandy (Co-investigator) Incecik, Atilla (Co-investigator) Kaklis, Panagiotis (Co-investigator) Khorasanchi, Mahdi (Co-investigator) Lazakis, Iraklis (Co-investigator) Oterkus, Erkan (Co-investigator) Theotokatos, Gerasimos (Co-investigator) Turan, Osman (Co-investigator) Zhou, Peilin (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 30-Jan-2015

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Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building

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