Dr Alan J Murphy
Associate Dean (Engineering Excellence)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4950
- Address: Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE)
Newcastle upon Tyne
Roles and Responsibilities
School Executive Board Member
Theme Leader for Research Group marineNewcastle
Leader of the Sustainable Shipping and Marine Engineering Research Group (SSMERG)
Chair of Board of Studies
Director of Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Member of Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee
Chair and Member of Student Disciplinary Committee
Chartered Engineer (CEng), Engineering Council, UK
Chartered Marine Engineer (CMarEng), Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST)
2005 PhD, University of Southampton
2000 BEng Marine Technology, with honours in Naval Architecture, Class I, Newcastle University
1995 Higher National Diploma Marine Technology (Engineering)
1993 National Diploma Marine Technology (Engineering)
Research Fellow, Ship Science, School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton
Dual Merchant Navy Officer (Engine Room and Deck)
Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (FIMarEST)
Member Royal Institution of Naval Architects (MRINA)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
SETNET Science and Engineering Ambassador
Honours and Awards
The Stanley Grey Fellowship (IMarEST)
The Froude Scholarship for Hydrodynamics (RINA)
Mechanical and thermal marine engineering systems, including those applied to ship stabilisation and autonomous under water vehicles.
Abnormal or rogue waves and their effects on marine structures including experimental methods for the generation of freak waves in model test tanks.
Drag reduction and resistance testing of material properties.
Merchant Navy Marine Engineer
Investigation into the effects of rogue and freak waves on marine structures, (DSTL funded).
EPSRC proposal in preparation for: Nature in Engineering for Moitoring the Oceans - using marine bioinspiration for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) systems.
Freak Wave work package leader in the Lloyd's Register University Technology Centre in the School of Engineering Sciences at the University of Southampton.
The Stanley Grey Fellowship (Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology, IMarEST)
The Froude Scholarship for Hydrodynamics (The Royal Institute of Naval Architects, RINA)
Project designing a test facility and testing drag reduction materials for DSTL/QinetiQ.
Review of air-independent propulsion for AUVs as part of a MoD and Subsea7 project at the National Oceanography Centre.
Ride control systems for fast craft for FBM Babcocks (marine), Engineering Doctorate Programme.
RIB hydrodynamics for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), Engineering Doctorate Programme.
Marine Engineering Science I (MAR1006) Module Leader
Marine Engineering Science II (MAR2003) Module Leader
Previous Teaching Duties:
Ship Resistance and Propulsion
Ship Science Induction Programme
Royal Academy of Engineering, Headstart, Engineering Summer School
The project "The effects of abnormal waves in tidal races on yachts and small craft" (Sally Denchfield) - Awarded the Lloyd's Register, best marine technology student, jugded by the IMarEST, at the 2006 Science, Engineering and Technology awards.
Other project topics include:
Gyroscopic stabilisation for ships and fast craft
Rogue and freak wave modelling and their effects on marine structures
Wind assisted propulsion for large commercial ships
Previous Teaching Duties:
Marine plant condition monitoring
EngD Ride control systems for fast craft and RIB Hydrodynamics
PhD Control systems for AUV intervention operations
- Emovon I, Norman RA, Murphy AJ. Methodology of using an integrated averaging technique and MAUT method for failure mode and effects analysis. Journal of Engineering and Technology 2016, 7(1), 140-155.
- Emovon I, Norman RA, Murphy AJ, Pazouki K. An integrated multicriteria decision making methodology using compromise solution methods for prioritising risk of marine machinery systems. Ocean Engineering 2015, 105, 92-103.
- Trodden DG, Murphy A, Pazouki K. Evaluation of Emission Factors on the Estimation of NOx Formation from a Manoeuvring Ship. In: Shipping in Changing Climates 2015. 2015, Glasgow, UK.
- Trodden DG, Murphy AJ, Pazouki K, Sargeant J. Fuel Usage Data Analysis for Efficient Shipping Operations. Ocean Engineering 2015, 110(Part B), 75-84.
- Emovon I, Norman RA, Murphy AJ. Hybrid MCDM based methodology for selecting the optimum maintenance strategy for ship machinery systems. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing 2015, e-pub ahead of print.
- Bashir M, Benson S, Murphy AJ, Menon M, Eastwood R, Cunny D, Zwanenberg M. Hydrodynamic Characteristics of ROVs During Deployment Through Wave-Affected Zone. In: 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. 2015, Newfoundland, Canada: ASME.
- Kesieme UK, Murphy AJ, Pazouki K. Life cycle assessment of upstream pathways towards environmentally effective biofuels for shipping. In: International Conference on Shipping in Changing Climate. 2015, Glasgow, UK.
- Trodden DG, Murphy AJ, Pazouki K. Marine Engine Simulation: A Design Tool for In-Service Operation. In: 12th International Marine Design Conference. 2015, Tokyo, Japan: The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers.
- Trodden DG, Murphy AJ, Pazouki K, Woodward MD. The use of a Ship Simulator as a Tool for Exhaust Gas Emission Estimation. In: MARSIM 2015. 2015, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
- Murphy AJ, Norman AJ, Pazouki K, Trodden DG. Thermodynamic simulation for the investigation of marine Diesel engines. Ocean Engineering 2015, 102, 117-128.
- Phillips AB, Haroutunian M, Murphy AJ, Boyd SW, Blake JIR, Griffiths G. Understanding the power requirements of autonomous underwater systems, Part I: An analytical model for optimum swimming speeds and cost of transport. Ocean Engineering 2015, ePub ahead of Print.
- Emovon I, Norman RA, Murphy AJ. A New Tool for Prioritising the Risk of Failure Modes for Marine Machinery Systems. In: 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2014). 2014, San Francisco, California: ASME.
- Emovon I, Norman RA, Murphy AJ, Kareem B. Delphi-AHP based methodology for selecting the optimum maintenance strategy for ship machinery systems. In: 15th Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management (APIEMS 2014). 2014, Jeju, Korea.
- Lin Z, Tao L, Pu Y, Murphy AJ. Fully nonlinear solution of bi-chromatic deepwater waves. Ocean Engineering 2014, 91, 290-299.
- Murphy AJ, Shenoi RA, Townsend NC. Gyroscopic controllable moment generator adapted for use onboard a marine vessel. United Kingdom, GB2470961, 24/09/2014.
- Murphy AJ, Landamore MJ, Pazouki K, Gibson M. Modelling Ship Emission Factors and Emission Indices. In: Low Carbon Shipping Conference. 2013, London, UK.
- Baarholm GS, Cho DS, Cusano G, Drake K, Drummen I, Holtmann M, Hutchison B, Ji C, Leira B, Murphy AJ, Ogawa Y, Dhavalikar S, Söylemez M, Vaz M, Wu JF. Chapter II.2: Dynamic Response. In: 18th International Ship and Offshore Congress. 2012, Rostock, Germany.
- Murphy AJ, Pazouki K. Exhaust emissions prediction and mitigation. Naval Architect 2012, (May), 38-44.
- Murphy AJ, Pazouki K. Exhaust Gas Emissions from Regional Shipping: Mitigating Technologies and Emission Prediction. In: International conference on The Environmentally Friendly Ship. 2012, London: The Royal Institution of Naval Architects.
- Haroutunian M, Murphy AJ. Mission based Optimum System Selector for Bio-inspired Unmanned Untethered Underwater Vehicles. In: Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV2012). 2012, Southampton, UK.
- Phillips AB, Haroutunian M, Man KS, Murphy AJ, Boyd SW, Blake JIR, Griffiths G. Nature in Engineering for Monitoring the Oceans: Comparison of the energetic costs of marine animals and AUVs. In: Roberts, G.N., Sutton, R, ed. Further Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles. Piscataway, New Jersey, USA: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), 2012, pp.373-405.
- Murphy AJ, Weston SJ, Young RJ. REDUCING FUEL USAGE AND CO2 EMISSIONS FROM TUG BOAT FLEETS: SEA TRIALS AND THEORETICAL MODELLING. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MARITIME ENGINEERING 2012, 154, A31-A41.
- Murphy AJ. Reducing Fuel Usage and CO2 Emissions of a VWT - Theoretical modelling. In: 4th Hydrodynamic Symposium on Voith Schneider Technology. 2012, Heidenheim, Germany.
- Murphy AJ, Tam ICK. Staff Exchange Teaching Model for an Offshore Campus. In: IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE). 2012, Hong Kong: IEEE.
- Pazouki K, Murphy AJ. Clean North Sea Shipping – CNSS: Emission Reduction from Ships and Harbour Vessels. In: 4th International Conference on Marine Science and Technology for Environmental Sustainability, ENSUS2011. 2011, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
- Murphy AJ, Haroutunian M. Nature in Engineering for Monitoring the Oceans: using inspiration from nature to improve the capability of Underwater vehicles to monitor the ocean space. In: 4th International Conference on Marine Science and Technology for Environmental Sustainability, ENSUS2011. 2011, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
- Murphy AJ, Haroutunian M. Using Bio-Inspiration to Improve Capabilities of Underwater Vehicles. In: 17th International Symposium on Unmanned Untethered Submersible Technology (UUST). 2011, Portsmouth, Massachusetts, USA.
- Chaniotis P, Delany JE, Murphy AJ. Is shipping a sustainable form of transport for the 21st century?' Themed debate as a tool for enquiry-based and cross-curricular learning at Key Stage 3. School Science Review 2010, 92(338), 881-887.
- Murphy AJ, Birmingham RW. An investigation into a method for determining the stability of small craft without reference to hydrostatic data. Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part B: International Journal of Small Craft Technology 2009, 151, 23-36.
- Annicchiarico C, Branchereau S, Cho DS, Hutchison BL, Liu JH, Murphy AJ, Mumm H, Oestvold TK, Shuri H, Soylemez M, Wu JF. Chapter II.2 Dynamic Response. In: Proceedings of the 17th International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress. 2009, Seoul, Korea.
- Murphy AJ, Landamore MJ. A cost benefit analysis for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles for marine search and rescue operations. In: Royal Institution of Naval Architects International Conference: Surveillance, Search and Rescue Craft (SURV7). 2009, Poole, UK: Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).
- Chaniotis PD, Delany JE, Murphy AJ. A tide for change: incorporating marine-themed teaching and learning into the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum. Teaching and Learning Update 2009, (24).
- Denchfield SS, Murphy AJ, Temeral P. A deep-water beach for laboratory generation of abnormal waves. In: Proceedings of Rogue Waves 2008 Workshop. 2008, Brest, France: Ifremer.
- Murphy AJ, Landamore MJ, Birmingham RW. The role of autonomous underwater vehicles for marine search and rescue operations. Underwater Technology 2008, 27(4), 195-205.
- Townsend N, Murphy AJ, Shenoi RA. A new active gyrostabiliser system for ride control of marine vehicles. Ocean Engineering 2007, 34(11-12), 1607-1617.
- Murphy AJ, Hearn GE. A practical and robust method to experimentally determine the location of the region of transition from laminar to turbulent flow on a towed body. Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Part A: International Journal of Maritime Engineering 2007, 149(1), 31-43.
- Murphy AJ, Temarel P. A Preliminary Investigation into the Effect of Abnormal Waves on Ship Structures. University of Southampton, 2007. Sea Systems Group of the Technical Enabling Service of the (UK MoD) Defence Procurment Agency.
- Jantapremjit P, Wilson PA, Murphy AJ. A Study of Autonomous Docking with an AUV Using Intelligent Controls. In: The International Conference on Underwater System Technology: Theory and Application 2006 (USYS06). 2006, Penang, Malaysia.
- Murphy AJ. Freak Waves. Southampton, UK: University of Southampton, 2006. Register University Technology Centre, Annual Progress Report.
- Murphy AJ. Definition, classification and characterisation of freak waves. Southampton, UK: University of Southampton, 2005. Lloyds Register University Technology Centre Annual Progress Report.
- Murphy A. [PhD Thesis] Design, Build and Testing of a Laminar Flow Drag-Plate. Southampton, UK: University of Southampton, 2005. Ship Science, School of Engieering Sciences.
- Murphy AJ. Drag on Underwater Vehicles: part of, BAUUV/Sub-Sea 7 progress report (classification, restricted). Southampton, UK: Southampton Oceanography Centre, 2004.
- Murphy AJ. Freak Waves Preliminary Investigation. Southampton, UK: University of Southampton, 2004. Lloyds Register University Technology Centre, Annual Progress Report.
- Murphy AJ. Summary of Alternative power sources/propulsion means for AUVs: part of the BAUUV/Sub-Sea 7 progress report (classification, restricted). Southampton, UK: Southampton Oceanography Centre, 2004.
- Murphy AJ. Presentation: Compliant Materials for Drag Reduction in Under Water Vehicles. In: Society of Underwater Technology Exhibition. 2003, Greenwich Maritime Museum, London.
- Fallows C, Furlong M, Hearn GE, Murphy AJ. AUV Design Improvement Using Systems Analysis, Hydrodynamics and System Identification Techniques. In: 3rd NRC-IMD Workshop on Control and Simulation for Underwater Vehicles. 2002, Newfoundland, Canada.