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

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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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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)
International Maritime Organisation (External organisation)

More professional activities


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
BE OPEN tests
Boulougouris, Evangelos (Principal Investigator) Theotokatos, Gerasimos (Co-investigator) Zhou, Peilin (Co-investigator)
03-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2020

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Professor Peilin Zhou
Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Tel: 548 3344