4th International Conference in Ocean Engineering (ICOE2018)

  • Shin Hyung Rhee is a professor at the Dept. of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Seoul National University. He did his bachelor and master’s degree from Seoul National University, and PhD from The University of Iowa. His major area of expertise is in Computational Fluid Dynamics, Scale Model Experiment, Multi-phase Flow, Viscous Flow, Turbulent Flow and Marine Hydrodynamics. He has 20 years’ experience in different universities and organization. His detailed profile can be obtained:
  • R. Sundaravadivelu has obtained PhD from IIT Madras in 1985 and has 30 Years of Teaching, Research and Consultancy experience in IIT Madras in the field of Offshore, Coastal, Ship and Ports & Harbor Structures. He has published 60 Journal and 160 Conference papers and written two books. He has guided 19 PhD, 15 M.S and 25 M. Tech thesis. During his tenure as the Head, Dept. of Ocean engineering, IIT Madras from 2006 to 2009, he has introduced M. Tech user oriented program in Ocean Technology and M. Tech program in Petroleum Engineering with active participation from ONGC.

    He is the Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, Member of the Bureau of Indian Standards on Port & Harbor structures and organizing committee member of the OMAE conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering.

    International projects on non-ship shaped FPSO and mobile offshore base and Innovative projects on classic SPAR for offshore wind energy and JACKET SPAR for integrated OTEC- Offshore desalination system are the current research areas.

    The modernization and development of ports and shipyards, retrofitting and rehabilitation of berthing structures after earthquake and Tsunami are significant contributions in port sector . As a member of the technical advisory committee, prestigious Ramseur award was received for restoration of Chilika lake as a wetland. His detailed profile can be obtained from: http://www.doe.iitm.ac.in/rsun/

  • Qingwei Ma obtained BSc and MSc degrees in Engineering from Harbin Engineering University, PR China, in 1982 and 1984, respectively. He received his PhD degree from University College London, UK, in 1998.

    After being a lecturer for several years in Ocean University of Qingdao (now Ocean University of China), he joined University College London as a Visiting Research Fellow in 1992 and then became a Research Fellow in 1994. In 2001, he was appointed as a Lecturer at the Robert Gordon University. Soon after, he joined the City, University of London in 2002 as a Lecturer in Fluids Engineering, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Fluids Engineering in 2004 and in 2007 promoted to Reader. He became a full Professor of Hydrodynamics in 2010.

    He is now also the Director of the Research Centre for Fluid-Structure Interaction, City, University of London

    His detailed profile can be obtained from https://www.city.ac.uk/people/academics/qingwei-ma#profile=overview

  • Torgeir Moan is a Professor of Marine Technology, and has been head of the Department of Marine Technology, member of the board of directors of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Director of a Norwegian centre of research excellence CeSOS. Dr. Moan has served on the Royal Inquiry Commission of the Alexander L. Kielland accident and other accident inquiries and on various committees for the industry and standardization organisations for offshore structures (e.g. ISO); wind turbines (IEC) and floating bridges (NPRA). For 5 years he served as the inaugural adjunct Keppel professor at the National University of Singapore and has honorary academic positions at HEU, DLUT, Zhejiang U., Shanghai JiaoTong U. and Tsinghua U., Shenzhen campus in China.

    Professor Moan’s main disciplines are structural analysis and design, with a focus on stochastic dynamic analysis and structural integrity assessment. He has carried out research as well as engineering design and analyses of innovative concepts of ships, oil and gas platforms, floating bridges as well as offshore wind turbines and wave energy converters.

    Professor Moan has authored or co-authored approximately 700 journal and peer-reviewed conference papers, and a book entitled “Stochastic dynamic analysis of marine structures”. He has supervised more than 400 and 80 graduated candidates in their MSc and PhD thesis work, respectively. Since 2001 Moan is editor of the Journal of Marine Structures and serves on the editorial board member of several other journals.

    Professor Moan has delivered about 40 keynote lectures at major conferences and received several international awards, including the (first) Bruce Wallace award at MIT; Statoil Research Prize; the James W. Rice award of ASME; the Offshore Energy Center Hall of Fame Award, Houston; the Davidson medal of SNAME; SOBENA Award, Brazil; ISOPE Award; Petroleum Safety Authority Award and several best paper awards. He has been elected Fellow of four Academies, including the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK, Dr. Honoris Causa of Aalto University and fellow of several professional societies.

    Since 2002 he has been a member of the Council of Representatives from Parliament and Science in Norway. He has evaluated research groups and faculties and research proposals in many countries as well as of Advanced Grants for the European Research Council. He serves as advisor to several universities, research institutes and industry companies regarding research in marine technology and regulatory issues.
  • Felice Arena, Professor of Ocean Engineering, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Italy

    Professor of Ocean Engineering and Director of the Natural Ocean Engineering Laboratory NOEL, at the ‘Mediterranea’ University of Reggio Calabria. Chair of the Ph.D. in “Civil and Environmental Engineering and Safety”. Author of more than 200 papers; 126 publications in Scopus, with 669 citations and H-index 16.

    Advisor of 18 graduated PhD students and of 11 Post-Docs in Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy.

    Member of the Scientific Committees: (i) for the Structures, Safety and Reliability Symposium at the OOAE Division by the ASME International; (ii) of the International Center of Universities H2CU. Visiting Professor at Rice University in Houston and Columbia University of New York (USA); IST Lisbon; IIT Madras (India).

    In the Editorial Board of "Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics", and “Mathematical Problems in Engineering”.

    Best paper Award in OMAE 2011, by ASME. Invited Editor of Special Issues in “Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics” (2014, vol. 34) and in the Phil. Trans. A of the Royal Society of London (2015 vol. 373; issue 2035).

    Scientific supervisor of some projects, including Marie Curie PLENOSE (supported by FP7-IRSES); and TEN-T project for the first REWEC3 full scale device, for wave energy, supported by the EU's TEN-T Programme. Extended CV at www.orcid.org/0000-0002-0517-1859

  • Dominic Reeve, Professor of Coastal Engineering and a Chartered Mathematician

    whose research interests are coastal flooding and erosion, coastal morphodynamics, marine renewable energy and stochastic modelling. He has over 25 years of professional experience in engineering consultancy and academia. He is the author of over 300 peer-reviewed journal papers and conference papers and the textbooks.
  • Manhar Dhanak is the Director of The Institute for Ocean and Systems Engineering (SeaTech) at Florida Atlantic University, having served as the chair of the Department of Ocean Engineering for the past six years. He is also a professor in the newly formed Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering with research interests in hydrodynamics and physical oceanography. Dr. Dhanak serves on the Board of the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) and is the Chair of the Florida COOS Consortium. He is a graduate of the University of London and has served as a Research Fellow at Imperial College, London, as a Research Scientist at Topexpress, Cambridge, UK and as a Senior Research Associate at University of Cambridge before joining FAU.

    Dr Dhanak is one of the early users of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) as mobile platforms for oceanographic observations, including measurement of ocean turbulence. He has participated in at-sea AUV-based observational experiments in the Mediterranean and the coasts of Bermuda and Florida and has carried out research funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the National Science Foundation. Dr Dhanak was the Principal Investigator on ONR's National Naval Responsibility for Naval Engineers program at FAU, is currently PI on ongoing ONR-funded programs in advanced autonomous surface vehicles and development of advanced-vehicle hydrodynamic assessment tools, a co-PI on a $2M project in ONR's Seabasing program, and a co-PI on FAU's Center of Excellence in Ocean Energy Technology. He has consulted on development of several outfalls off the US east coast and water intake systems for power plants in Mexico and the Philippines. He provided expert witness testimonies for a fatal air crash in the Bahamas and for wave-induced coastal damage in Baja-California. He is the author of several publications in scientific journals.

    Dr Dhanak has served on the Governing Board of the Consortium of Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE) and is currently an institutional representative on the Consortium of Ocean Leadership. He has previously served on the Boards of South Florida Ocean Measurement Center.

    His profile is given in: http://www.oe.fau.edu/~manhar/
  • Ove Tobias Gudmestad is professor of marine technology at the University of Stavanger. He holds a Ph.D in wave force analysis. For 33 years he was employed with Statoil with responsibilities in field development engineering and research. He has a research focus on marine and arctic technology, on which he has written several papers and books, also addressing risks related to earthquakes and other risks affecting installations in marine and arctic environments. In addition to his main affiliation with the University of Stavanger, he is adjunct professor with the University of Tromsø and visiting professor at the Gubkin University of oil and gas in Mocsow. He holds honorary doctoral degrees from two Russian universities.

Important Dates

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