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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

Research Output 2003 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Computational study of NOx reduction on a marine diesel engine by application of different technologies

Sun, X., Liang, X., Zhou, P., Yu, H. & Cao, X., 28 Feb 2019, In : Energy Procedia. 158, p. 4447-4452 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Open Access
Marine engines
Diesel engines
Exhaust gas recirculation
Fuel oils
Open Access
Ship propulsion
Life cycle
Global warming
Alternative fuels


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) & Clelland, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Investigating the performance and emission characteristics of diesel-LPG engine operation

Author: Anye Ngang, E., 1 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Zhou, P. (Supervisor) & Theotokatos, G. (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), Peilin Zhou (Host), Haibin Wang (Host), Byongug Jeong (Host)
24 Nov 2017

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

International Symposium on Marine Engineering (ISME 2011)

Peilin Zhou (Participant)
Oct 2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference