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Personal Statement

I have been the DNV GL Reader on Safety of Marine Systems at Maritime Safety Research Centre (MSRC) of the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering at the University of Strathclyde since July 2017. I joined the University of Strathclyde as Lecturer in Jan 2013.  I graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1994 and obtained a PhD degree, also from NTUA, in 2001 in the discipline of Marine Engineering.

My research focuses on the development of scientific approaches to holistically capture the safety, energy and sustainability interplay of the complex marine systems including cyber-physical and autonomous systems by employing advanced model-based methods and tools for the design and optimisation of marine systems pursuing life-cycle risk and energy management, efficiency improvement, and safety and sustainability enhancement, which lead the development of safe, feasible and green design/operating alternatives that can meet the demanding marine industry requirements.


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, National Technical University of Athens

Master of Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

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Projects 2010 2022

Research Output 2008 2020

Open Access
energy efficiency
Energy efficiency
Freight transportation
Open Access
Electric power systems
Failure modes
Dynamic positioning
Control systems


A study of a coordinated path planning strategy for a fleet of unmanned surface ships in the presence of static obstacles

Author: Jeon, M., 1 Feb 2018

Supervisor: Clelland, D. (Supervisor) & Theotokatos, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

CFD modelling and investigation of two-stroke dual-fuel marine engines with high pressure gas admission

Author: Yang, R., 1 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Theotokatos, G. (Supervisor) & Vassalos, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2017 2019

  • 2 Journal or guest editorship
  • 2 Membership of committee
  • 1 Organiser of major conference

2nd International Conference on Modelling and Optimisation of Ship Energy Systems

Gerasimos Theotokatos (Organiser), Andrea Coraddu (Organiser)
8 May 201910 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

Energy : The International Journal (Journal)

Christos Frangopoulos (Guest editor), Gerasimos Theotokatos (Guest editor), Francesco Baldi (Guest editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal or guest editorship