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.            


Lifecycle energy solution of the electric propulsion ship with Live-Life cycle assessment for clean maritime economy
Park Chybyung, Jeong Byongug, Zhou Peilin
Applied Energy Vol 328 (2022)
Parametric trend life cycle assessment for hydrogen fuel cell towards cleaner shipping
Jang Hayoung, Jeong Byongug, Zhou Peilin, Ha Seungman, Park Chybyung, Nam Dong, Rashedi Ahmad
Journal of Cleaner Production Vol 372 (2022)
Performance improvement of ocean thermal energy conversion organic Rankine cycle under temperature glide effect
Zhang Ji, Zhang Xiaomeng, Zhang Zhixiang, Zhou Peilin, Zhang Yan, Yuan Han
Energy Vol 246 (2022)
Live-life cycle assessment of the electric propulsion ship using solar PV
Park Chybyung, Jeong Byongug, Zhou Peilin, Jang Hayoung, Kim Seongwan, Jeon Hyeonmin, Nam Dong, Rashedi Ahmad
Applied Energy Vol 309 (2022)
Sea water frozen crystalisation impacted by flow and heterogeneous nucleation : PFM-LBM coupled modeling, simulation and experiments
Song Jiatong, Zhang Da, Yuan Han, Zhang Ji, Zhou Peilin, Li Yan, Wang Kunwei, Mei Ning
Desalination Vol 524 (2022)
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)

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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
Harbin Institute of Technolgoy
Visiting researcher

More professional activities


Zero-Emission Multi-Fuel Station (ZEMFS) for Hydrogen and Electric Small Craft
Jeong, Byongug (Principal Investigator) Zhou, Peilin (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2023
Safe and efficient storage of ammonia within ships (NH3CRAFT) HORIZON-IA
Zhou, Peilin (Principal Investigator) Jeong, Byongug (Co-investigator) Wang, Haibin (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2025
Lifecycle Energy Solutions for Clean Scotland/UK Maritime Economy
Jeong, Byongug (Principal Investigator) Zhou, Peilin (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 28-Jan-2022
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 - 30-Jan-2023
BE OPEN tests
Boulougouris, Evangelos (Principal Investigator) Theotokatos, Gerasimos (Co-investigator) Zhou, Peilin (Co-investigator)
03-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2020
Development of multi-criteria decision making approach with LCA
Zhou, Peilin (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 28-Jan-2023

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Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
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