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.            

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Prize And Awards

The Denny Medal
Fellow of IMarEST
Fellow of RINA

More prizes and awards

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Simulation research on aerodynamic noise characteristics of a compressor under different working conditions
Lu Huabing, Xiao Youhong, Huang Yiteng, Liu Zhigang, Yuan Ye, Zhou Peilin, Yang Guanghui
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Vol 155, pp. 2517–2537 (2024)
Investigation on accuracy of numerical simulation of aerodynamic noise of single-stage axial fan
Lu Huabing, Xiao Youhong, Liu Zhigang, Yuan Ye, Zhou Peilin, Yang Guanghui
Physics of Fluids Vol 35 (2023)
Regulatory gap analysis for risk assessment of ammonia-fuelled ships
Jang Hayoung, Mujeeb-Ahmed MP, Wang Haibin, Park Chybyung, Hwang Insik, Jeong Byongug, Zhou Peilin, Mickeviciene Rima
Ocean Engineering Vol 287 (2023)
Design and optimization of a type-C tank for liquid hydrogen marine transport
Liu Yinhua, Zhou Peilin, Jeong Byongug, Wang Haibin
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy Vol 48, pp. 34885-34896 (2023)
The effect of tip clearance on the rotor-stator interaction and noise of marine 1.5-stage compressor
Lu Huabing, Xiao Youhong, Liu Zhigang, Yuan Ye, Zhou Peilin
Journal of Marine Engineering & Technology Vol 23, pp. 33-46 (2023)
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)

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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

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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)

More professional activities


Safe and Efficient Use of Sustainable Fuels in Maritime Transport Applications (Safecraft)
Jeong, Byongug (Principal Investigator) Wang, Haibin (Co-investigator) Zhou, Peilin (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2027
Safe and Efficient Marine Transportation of Liquid Hydrogen (LH2CRAFT)
Zhou, Peilin (Principal Investigator) Jeong, Byongug (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2027
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

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Professor Peilin Zhou
Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Tel: 548 3344