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Dr Tristan Smith
Energy Institute
Central House
14, Upper Woburn Place
  • Reader in Energy and Shipping
  • Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Research Summary
I have three principle fields of research interest: Low Carbon Shipping The development and implementation of technologies and operational practices for the reduction of CO2 emission from shipping. This research area is highly multi-disciplinary, and while my focus is on the development of techno-economic models for the shipping industry and the design of robust and effective policy and instruments for CO2 emission reduction, my research interests cover all aspects of shipping economics, logistics and operation. Marine Renewables Wave, offshore wind and tidal power offer significant potential as low carbon energy supplies of the future. My research interest is in developing and performing hydrodynamic and structural analysis of these devices to establish both their performance and their safety (from a structural integrity perspective). Safety of Damaged Ships and Offshore Structures Ships and offshore structures are designed to withstand structural loads which in accidents can be exceeded. They may then have to survive in a harsh environment before remedial action or recovery to a safe haven can be achieved. This research interest is focused on the development of analysis techniques to assess the survivability of damaged structures in waves - with particular focus on the fluid structure interaction of flooded damaged structures.
Teaching Summary
From 2005 to 2009, I was involved in supporting both the MSc in naval architecture and the undergraduate mechanical engineering degree. This included lecturing, supervision and coursework provision and marking in ship design, submarine design, ship stability and hydrodynamics. During that time I also ran courses overseas in ship and submarine design and for UK Industry and government in damaged ship structural analysis.
14-JUN-2005 – 31-DEC-2009 Visiting Research Assistant Mechanical Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2009 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Naval Architecture University College London
2006 MA Master of Arts – Engineering St John's College Cambridge
2004 MSc Master of Science – Naval Architecture University College London
2003 BA Bachelor of Arts – Engineering St John's College Cambridge
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