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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.            

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.

Teaching Interests

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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Projects 2008 2023

Development of multi-criteria decision making approach with LCA

Zhou, P.



Project: Research - StudentshipResearch Studentship

Research Output 2003 2019

Theoretical and experimental investigation of an absorption refrigeration and pre-desalination system for marine engine exhaust gas heat recovery

Yuan, H., Sun, P., Zhang, J., Sun, K., Mei, N. & Zhou, P., 4 Jan 2019, In : Applied Thermal Engineering. 150, p. 224-236 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Absorption refrigeration
Marine engines
Exhaust systems (engine)
Waste heat utilization
5 Citations
Life cycle
life cycle


An investigation into the characteristics and optimisation of a high-pressure common rail injection system

Author: Hu, N., 1 Mar 2016

Supervisor: Zhou, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

On the safety of LNG-fuelled ships

Author: Jeong, B., 1 Jan 2018

Supervisor: Zhou, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Fellow of IMarEST

Peilin Zhou (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Fellow of RINA

Peilin Zhou (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 2009 2017

Jonathan Davis

Elif Oguz (Host), Zhou, P. (Host), Wang, H. (Host), Jeong, B. (Host)
24 Nov 2017

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an external, non-academic visitor

Journal of Marine Science and Application (Journal)

Zhou, P. (Editorial board member)
2011 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial board member