Apostolos D. Papanikolaou
National Technical University of Athens, Greece
41st Georg Weinblum Memorial Lecture (2018/19)
Hydrodynamics and Ship Design: Optimization of Ships for Minimum Power and Safe Navigation in Adverse Weather Conditions
Prof. Apostolos D. Papanikolaou studied Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin (Germany). He was Professor and Director of the Ship Design Laboratory of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA, Greece) for more than 30 years. He is today Senior Scientific Advisor of the Hamburg Ship Model Basin (HSVA, Germany), Professor Emeritus NTUA and Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde (United Kingdom). He headed more than 75 funded research projects and was author/co-author of over 600 scientific publications dealing with the design and optimization of conventional and unconventional vessels, the hydrodynamic analysis and assessment of the calm water performance and the performance of ships in seaways, the logistics-based ship design, the stability and safety of ships and related regulatory developments of the International Maritime Organization.
He received various international prize awards for his research work and scientific contributions to ship hydrodynamics, innovative ship design and safety assessment, among them the Lloyds List 2009 Greek Shipping Technical Innovation Award (jointly with Germanischer Lloyd), the prestigious Dr. K. Davidson Medal/Award of SNAME for outstanding achievement in ship research in 2010 and the European Champions 1st Prize for Senior Researchers in Waterborne Transport in 2014. He is Fellow of Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), Schiffbautechnische Gesellschaft (STG), Distinguished Foreign Member of the Japanese Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE) and International Vice President of SNAME.
Last update: October 2018