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Longbin Tao received his PhD from The University of Western Australia in 2002 for research on offshore hydrodynamics. He joined the University of Strathclyde in September 2017 as Professor of Offshore Engineering under the University’s “Global Talent Attraction Programme (GTAP)”. From January 2009 to September 2017, he had held the position of Lloyd’s Register Chair Professor of Offshore Engineering at Newcastle University. Before moving to the UK, he lectured at Griffith University in Australia from 2001 to 2008. Longbin’s primary research interests are in offshore engineering specializing in marine and offshore hydrodynamics. Recent research is more focused on offshore renewable energy development and clean energy application in maritime industry. Prior to an academic career, he was employed as an engineer at Maritime Safety in China and naval architect at a shipbuilding company in Australia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Western Australia

16 Apr 199728 Sept 2001

Award Date: 19 Sept 2022

Master of Engineering, South China University of Technology

1 Sept 198530 Jun 1988

Award Date: 1 Jul 1988

Bachelor of Engineering, South China University of Technology

1 Sept 198130 Jun 1985

Award Date: 1 Jul 1985

External positions

Programme external examiner, University of Southampton

2018 → …

Technical Committee, Lloyd's Register

12 Nov 2012 → …


  • Offshore Engineering
  • Offshore Renewables
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Wave Mechanics
  • Subsea Engineering
  • Hydrodynamics


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