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KEYNOTE: Global Marine Technology Trends - 2030 and Beyond

Professor R Ajit Shenoi – Director, Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

Ajit Shenoi is Director, Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute and the Lloyd’s Register / Royal Academy of Engineering Professor of Lightweight Structures within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. Professor Shenoi graduated in 1974 with a degree in naval architecture from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Between 1974 and 1978 he worked successively in Mazagon Docks Bombay and Arya National Shipping Lines, Tehran before returning to academe, to the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow from where he obtained his doctorate in 1981. Since then he has been at…


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KEYNOTE: Powering the Modern Port - Ships, Tugs and the Hidden Fleet of Support Vessels

Captain Don Cockrill – Secretary General, UK Maritime Pilots Association

Don’s seafaring adventures began in 1973 as a cadet with Canadian Pacific (CP Ships) from where having progressed to master specialising in petro-chemicals he spent a brief period with Stolt-Neilson before joining the Port of London Authority as a pilot in 1991 where he still works as one of the senior pilots. Concurrently throughout almost all of that period he has been involved one way or another in the administration and work of the United Kingdom Maritime Pilots’ Association most recently as its chairman for 5 years until November 2015. He…


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KEYNOTE: How Emerging Technology can Create Problems At Sea as well as Providing Solutions

Captain Andrew Moll – Deputy Chief Inspector, Marine Accident Investigation Branch

Andrew joined the Royal Navy in 1978. He served in HMS COVENTRY during the Falklands Conflict in 1982. His career was largely sea-going, spent in destroyers and aircraft carriers. His commands included: the fast patrol boat SNV AL FULK, while on loan to the Omani Navy during the later stages of the Iran-Iraq war; the Type 42 destroyer, HMS YORK, in the Gulf on counter-narcotics operations; the Type 22 frigate, HMS CHATHAM, leading NATO’s squadron in the Mediterranean and patrolling the Baltic. After 27 years of naval service Andrew joined the Marine Accident…


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Hybrid Technology & The Hour Of Power for Workboats, Patrol Vessels and Superyachts

John Haynes – Conference Chairman & Workshop Lead, MD Shock Mitigation

John is an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute, Associate Member of RINA, Commercial Yachtmaster Ocean and Advanced Powerboat Instructor. Subject matter expertise includes 30 years professional sector training, consultancy and strategic product development. He has worked with over 100 organisations including military, SAR, police, commercial operators, designers, OEM equipment manufacturers and boat builders. He has written specialist articles on future requirements and new technology for international publications including Maritime Reporter, Marine Link, Marine News, Maritime Journal, Seaways, Ship & Boat International (RINA), Maritime Pilot Journal, Powerboat & RIB, Yachting Matters…


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'They said it could never be done' - The Scientific and Engineering Approach to the Manufacture and use of Emulsified Fuels

Alan Priddy – Global Powerboat Circumnavigation Record Team

Alan Priddy is a world leader in offshore expeditions and is the current holder of 37 World Records. He has powerboated and sailed around the world in both directions and he now knows what type of craft is required to break the World Powerboat Circumnavigation Record of 61 days. He attempted to circumnavigate the world in a RIB in 2002, and in 2008 successfully completed a circumnavigation by yacht. He has also navigated a RIB around Scotland, Ireland, Britain and across the Bay of Biscay.…


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Risks Associated with Maritime Battery Installations and their Mitigation

Bernard Twomey – Global Head of Electrotechnical Systems, Lloyd’s Register

Bernard Twomey is the Global Head of Electrotechnical System for LR and is a Fellow of the IET and IMarEST, he is also a Member of the IMechE and advisor to the UK MOD Naval Authority on Power and Propulsion. His background includes 12 years in the merchant navy before joining Lloyd’s Register where he has responsibility for providing world-wide technical leadership in the maintenance of consistent standards and securing Lloyd’s Register’s role as a recognised technical leader within the Marine industry.…


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Risks Associated with Maritime Battery Installations and their Mitigation

Tania Berry – Senior Specialist, Electrotechnical Systems, Lloyd's Register

Tania was a Royal Navy Marine Engineer Manager from 1999 to 2013. She holds a Marine Systems Engineering degree from HMS Sultan / Portsmouth University and is a TMIET member. She is a highly motivated Senior Electrotechnical Specialist with a strong knowledge in electro-technical systems allied to intellectual developments within a cross sector environment. With the ability to identify technical issues associated with existing and novel technologies and managing the integration into Classification Rules and Regulations. She ensures global consistency within the Electrotechnical community and provides technical advice and support to internal…


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The Footprint, Weight and Cost Benefits of Marine Lithium-ion Battery Systems

Robert Young – Technical Lead for Marine Applications, XALT Energy

As lead Sales Manager for Commercial Marine applications at XALT Energy, Robert brings over a decade of Li-Ion battery experience into the Maritime environment through prior roles with world-class companies such as Fiat-Chrysler, Marquardt Switches, and Alcoa . With an MBA in Business and a BS in Engineering, Robert has delivered products from concept to production and in the process has earned the respect and trust of his customers and colleagues by delivering successful results and building strong relationships. Extremely passionate about Li-Ion battery systems and green technology, Robert is incredibly…


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Modelling Hybrid Power & Propulsion Systems Focussed on Duty Cycles & Commercial Benefits

Ken Wittamore – Managing Director, Triskel Marine

Ken is a chartered engineer with a long career in the marine industry. He was originally trained by the Royal Navy as a specialist marine engineer and in 2003, Ken set up Triskel Marine (also known as TML). TML was established as a vehicle for the development of innovative technologies related to marine data management and telemetry. For the last seven years the company has focussed on the sensing and management of electrical power, particularly in relation to marine hybrid power and propulsion systems for smaller craft. With the benefit of a number…


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Integrating Vessel Management Systems Using the NMEA 2000 Protocol

Johnny Lindstrom – Chairman, National Marine Electronics Association

Johnny started in marine electronics at a dealership in 1977 as an installer because of his technical and mechanical back ground. He has since travelled to 5 continents and over 40 countries providing installation and project engineering for boat builders and ship operators. He has performed over 3000 installations of marine electronics ranging from simple VHF radios on small trailer-able boats to complete navigation and communications systems on board cruise ships such as Princess Cruises US fleet. He has served as consultant for several major…


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Performance and Safety Aspects of Maritime Battery Systems

Ben Gully – Engineer, DNV-GL Research & Innovation

Dr. Ben Gully joined DNV-GL as an engineer contributing to Research & Innovation (R&I), the strategic division responsible for development of future company services and technology research. This research has grown into work in the commercial space focusing on experimental and analytical evaluations of energy storage systems. Including both maritime and stationary grid applications, these studies include evaluations of performance and sizing, lifetime and degradation, safety and failure testing. These works also include technical review for bankability studies, as well as system test plan development and execution for battery system qualification. Dr. Gully…


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Emissions Control and Alternative Fuels for Propulsion

Captain Muhammad Shafique – Senior Lecturer, Petrochem - Warsash Maritime Academy

Muhammad joined the Merchant Navy (Tankers) in 1978. He has 37 Years of Industry experience onshore and offshore, including sailing on oil, chemical and gas tankers for 23 years. He has worked as General Manager of a ship management company and is an experienced Tanker surveyor. He has been lead of the project ‘LNG Bunkering, Motor Ways of Seas of European Union’ since 2013. He is a researcher of LNG bunkering and alternative fuels for the maritime industry and is a member of the Special interest Group in IMarEST for…


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Shape-changing Pulsed Jet-thrusters for a New Generation of AUVs

Dr Francesco Giorgio-Serchi – Fluid Structure Interactions Group

Francesco is a marine scientist by background, with a PhD in Geophysical fluid dynamics from the University of Leeds, where he was the recipient of a Marie Curie Early Stage Training fellowship. From 2011 to 2014 he was awarded a Marie Curie European Reintegration Grant to work at the Centre for Sea Technologies and Marine Robotics of the BioRobotics Institute, Italy, to develop the propulsion mechanism of a biologically-inspired aquatic robot. Since October 2015 he has been appointed by the University of Southampton as a research fellow sponsored by the Lloyd's Register…


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Viable Solutions for Reducing Weight and Improving Fuel Efficiency of Vessels

Julian Morgan – Managing Director, KPM Marine

Julian Morgan holds Honours and Masters Degrees from Brunel and Warwick Universities. He was awarded a scholarship to research Mechatronics at Rhode Island University. He has worked for Phillips Research Laboratories, medical division and has consulted to organisations including Apple Computers, BAE Systems, Hewlett Packard and Psion. Julian is Managing Director and technical lead for KPM Marine, based in Birmingham UK. He has specialised in the design and manufacture of safety critical products for the marine and automotive industries for over 20 years. The KPM range of products for the marine industry…


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Shape-changing Pulsed Jet-thrusters for a New Generation of AUVs

Dr Gabriel Weymouth – Fluid Structure Interactions Group

Gabriel is currently appointed as lecturer in fluid mechanics in the Department of Engineering and the Environment of the University of Southampton. His major research focuses are related to the interaction between fluids and structures and the technological implications herein. Dr Weymouth's background lies in the field of marine hydrodynamics and ship sciences, with a special focus on computational tools development. Since his PhD at MIT and the following postdoctoral career at the Singapore-MIT Allience for Research and Technology he has been involved in biologically inspired technologies for aquatic locomotion,…


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Optimising Energy Sources to Fit the Vessel, Duty Cycle and the Environment

David Adamiak – Senior Manager Business Development, BAE Systems HybriDrive

David graduated from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis and spent the majority of his military career flying tactical jet aircraft such as the F-4 Phantom. Since joining BAE Systems, he has enjoyed a career opening new markets for hybrid electric propulsion. He holds a MSc in Electrical Engineering and manages a portfolio of over 300 patents in hybrid electric technology. He was recently focused on successfully launching the first hybrid electric research vessel in the US. The Maritime Aquarium research vessel 'Spirit of the Sound' is completely powered by two of…


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Hybrid Fuel Cell Electric Propulsion for Marine Transport Applications: Case Study of a Domestic Ferry

Ameen Bassam – Fluid Structure Interactions Group, Southampton University

Ameen Bassam is a Ph.D. student in Fluid Structure Interactions research group within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. Prior to beginning the Ph.D. program, Ameen worked as a lecturer assistant in the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering department at the University of Port Said. He completed his BSc studies in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Suez Canal University, Egypt in 2007 and in 2011 he received an MSc degree in Ship Electric Propulsion Systems from Port Said University. His current work focuses on the assessment of the effectiveness…


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‘How SMMI Engages with both Academics and Businesses in the UK and Globally’

Dr Simon Gerrard – Industrial Liaison Manager, Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI)

Simon became Industry Liaison Manager for the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) in March 2014. Prior to this post, from1988 to1999, Simon was a member of faculty in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. His research focused on environmental risk management. Formerly an advisor to the World Health Organisation on Risk Communication, Simon established the European Risk Communication Network – a place where academics and practitioners could meet to discuss risk communication. He ran the East Anglian Business Environment Club, another academic / industry network.…


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New Power and Propulsion Systems Need New Skills Training for Engineers and Integrators

Tony Birr – Director, Century Maritime

Tony Birr had 32 years police and military service. His last role in the police was the day-to-day management of Hampshire Constabulary’s Marine Unit. This included managing the teams on the water activities, tasking and direction to deliver a policing and security presence within the Solent maritime community on the south coast of the UK. The Marine Unit worked with other organisations to keep one of the world’s busiest waterways safe. In 2011 he wrote an options paper looking at the future of maritime policing and what vessels would be required.…


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Windship Sail Power Could Revolutionise The Way Vessels Carry Goods Across Oceans

David Barrow - Director, Windship

David has been involved in matters marine all his working life and has been responsible for launching many new and innovative products into the marine industry. David was largely responsible for gathering the Windship founder group together. David has over 35 years of marine industry knowledge and experience in marketing marine products throughout Europe, New Zealand, Australia and the Middle East. Prior to founding Barrow International, he worked for 20 years as Director of Sparcraft, a world leader in yacht mast design. He was also Director of Sales at Ancasta…


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Windship Sail Power Could Revolutionise The Way Vessels Carry Goods Across Oceans

Simon Rogers - Technical Director, Windship

Simon has spent a life time in the Marine Industry. The son of a successful boat builder, and for the past 26 years the founder and managing director of Rogers Yacht Design Ltd with well over 100 design and build projects successfully delivered. In 2010 Rogers Yacht Design won the International Superyacht Society Design award for ‘Best Sailing Yacht under 40 metre’ with the Yacht Aegir. This yacht has now gone on to win 2 World Championships and win multiple events. His wide experience in…


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Hybrid Electric Vessel Propulsion with Integrated Motor Assist

Mehdi Hendijanizadeh – Southampton University

Dr Mehdi Hendijanizadeh is Research Fellow in Electromechanical Engineer within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. Mehdi is a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering and Master of Science in Power-Electronic Engineering. His BSc project aim was to improve voice quality by signal processing method. His MSc was also involved in developing a control driver based on fuzzy sliding mode control to adjust the position of DC motor. After two years in industry, Mehdi joined the Electro-Mechanical engineering group of University of Southampton as a PhD candidate in 2009.…


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Hybrid Electric Vessel Propulsion with Integrated Motor Assist

Professor Suleiman Sharkh – Southampton University

Professor Sharkh is Professor of Power Electronics Machines and Drives within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. S. M. Sharkh obtained his BEng and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southampton in 1990 and 1994, respectively. He is currently the Head of the Electro-Mechanical Research Group at the University of Southampton. He is also the Managing Director of HiT Systems Ltd, and a visiting Professor at the Beijing Institute of Technology and Beijing Jiaotong University. He has 20 years research experience in the field of electrical…


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Hybrid Electric Vessel Propulsion with Integrated Motor Assist

Dr Dennis Doerffel - Founder & Chief Technology Officer, REAP Systems

Dennis has a Dipl.-Ing. degree in communications electronics from the University of the German forces and a PhD from the University of Southampton. Before he founded REAP Systems, he spent 12 years in the German forces, where he lead, organised and trained repair and maintenance teams. Later, he was responsible for the software maintenance of some weapon systems. He has been fascinated by modern battery technology, their practical applications and challenges since 1998. Dennis is an authentic, enthusiastic and visionary individual who believes "there is always a way". He has subscribed to the…


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The Potential for Hybrid and Low Emission Solutions in Offshore Wind

Dan Kyle Spearman - Naval Architect, The Carbon Trust

Dan joined the Carbon Trust’s Innovation team to manage the Access division of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme. He is a Naval Architect who previously worked for a marine consultancy gaining experience of sea trials and model testing of high speed craft. He was also extensively involved in the development, construction and sea trials of different prototype access systems. The Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), managed by the Carbon Trust, is a world leading industry‐led collaborative programme supported by the UK and Scottish Governments, involving nine leading offshore wind developers that…


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Development of High Technology Hovercraft

Mark Downer - Chief Engineer, Griffon Hoverwork

Mark was a Ship Science graduate from the University of Southampton in 1992. His previous experience includes 8 years served as a Marine Engineer Officer in the Royal Navy, before lecturing Naval Architecture at HMS Sultan. On leaving the Royal Navy he joined BAE Systems for 6 years managing the Naval Architecture team on the Type 45 Destroyer project in Portsmouth. Mark joined Lloyd's Register for 6 years, firstly leading the Naval Design Support function before being promoted to manage the largest LR Design Support Office, based in London. He holds…


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The Hydrocontest 2016 - Lausanne Switzerland

Ariadna Pons Forn - Team Leader, Southampton Hydro Team 2016

The University of Southampton's Hydrocontest Team are back for a second attempt at the contest in 2016 having learnt a lot from the previous attempt in 2015. The Southampton Hydro Team 2016 team is composed of over 40 students from all educational levels, from the fresh air of first year undergraduates to the experience of MSc students and researchers. The team represents more than 15 nationalities with diverse backgrounds, involving general knowledge and valuable experiences in Mechanical and Marine Engineering, Electronics, Physics, Mathematics, as well as Communication and Fundraising. Despite a…


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Reducing the Unknowns - Exploring the benefits of accurately predicting hull resistance

Robert Hayes - Naval Architect, Frazer-Nash Consultancy

Robert graduated from Southampton University with an MEng in Ship Science. He has been involved with feasibility based concept design of hybrid boat propulsion both with Southampton University and CTruk Boats. He now leads up Frazer-Nash’s hybrid technical approach where he is able to draw on company wide expertise and translate that into how it can be applied to solve marine hybrid problems.…


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The Handbook of Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Design

By Dr John T Warner

Introduction by Dr Warner - 2015 "This book is intended to introduce a variety of topics that surround Li-ion batteries and battery design at a detailed enough level to make batteries understandable for the “layman.”  If you are an engineer, you will swiftly understand these concepts. However, if you are like many of us and are not an engineer, then this book will help you make sense of the world of Li-ion batteries and be able to speak intelligently about them. The concepts in this…


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