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.            


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 (2019)
Investigation on marine LNG propulsion systems for LNG carriers through an enhanced hybrid decision making model
Jeong Byongug, Jang Hayoung, Zhou Peilin, Lee Jae-ung
Journal of Cleaner Production Vol 230, pp. 98-115 (2019)
Configurations optimization of a tug ship propulsion system : a life cycle assessment case study
Wang Haibin, Liang Yibo, Jeong Byongug, Mesbahi Ana, Zhou Peilin
Young Researchers Seminar 2019, pp. 1-17 (2019)
Life cycle and economic assessment of a solar panel array applied to a short route ferry
Wang Haibin, Oguz Elif, Jeong Byongug, Zhou Peilin
Journal of Cleaner Production Vol 219, pp. 471-484 (2019)
Theoretical and experimental investigation of an absorption refrigeration and pre-desalination system for marine engine exhaust gas heat recovery
Yuan Han, Sun Pengyuan, Zhang Ji, Sun Kunyuan, Mei Ning, Zhou Peilin
Applied Thermal Engineering Vol 150, pp. 224-236 (2019)
Computational study of NOx reduction on a marine diesel engine by application of different technologies
Sun Xiuxiu, Liang Xingyu, Zhou Peilin, Yu Hanzhengnan, Cao Xinyi
Energy Procedia Vol 158, pp. 4447-4452 (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
Journal of Marine Science and Application (Journal)
Editorial board member
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (External organisation)

more professional activities


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
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
Low Carbon Shipping - A systems approach | Azqueta Gavaldon, Gonzalo
Clelland, David (Principal Investigator) Zhou, Peilin (Co-investigator) Azqueta Gavaldon, Gonzalo (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2010 - 01-Jan-2013

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Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building

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