Newcastle University Singapore

Staff Profile

Dr Arun Dev

Senior Lecturer

Background

Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Senior Lecturer, School of Marine Science and Technology (MaST), Newcastle University International Singapore (NUIS).
  2. Senior Lecturer in Naval Architecture, Marine and Offshore Technology, MaST, NUIS, Singapore.
  3. Programme Stream Leader for MSc in Marine Technology (International) Course at Singapore.
  4. Founding Director of Operations at MaST, Singapore (Sep 2008 - Sep 2012).

 Qualifications:

  1. Doctorate (PhD) in Ship and Offshore Hydromechanics from Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands (1996).
  2. Master of Science (MSc) By Research in Marine (Offshore) Technology from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK (1985).
  3. Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BScEng) in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh (1977).
  4. Certificate in Teaching (Higher Education) from Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore.
  5. Registered Chartered Engineer (CEng), Engineering Council, UK.
  6. Registered Chartered Marine Technologist (CMarTech), IMarEST, UK.
  7. Registered Chartered Marine Engineer (CMarEng), IMarEST, UK.
  8. Registered European Engineer (Eur Ing), FEANI, Belgium.

 Previous Positions:

  1. Founding Director of Operations, School of Marine Science and Technology (MAST), Newcastle University  International Singapore (NUIS) (Sep 2008 - Sep 2012).
  2. General Manager, Marine Technology Development (MTD) Pte Ltd, a member of Keppel Group, Singapore (2003-2008).
  3. Deputy General Manager (Technical), Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd, a member of Keppel Group, Singapore (2003-2008).
  4. Lecturer, Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA), Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore (2000-2002).
  5. Projects Manager, Keppel Singmarine Dockyard Pte Ltd, a member of Keppel Group, Singapore (1997-2000).
  6. Scientific Officer (AIO) at Shiphydromechanics Laboratory of Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands (1991-1996).
  7. Independent Marine Consultant, Dhaka, Bangladesh (1987-1990).
  8. Structural Engineer, Protek Consultant Engineers Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1986-1987).
  9. Lecturer, Department of Marine Technology, University Technology Malaysia (UTM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1985-1986).
  10. PG Research Student at Department of Ship & Marine Technology, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK (1983-1984).
  11. Projects Engineer, Singmarine Shipyard Pte Ltd, a member of Keppel Shipyard, Singapore (1981-1983).
  12. Engineer, Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd, a member of SembCorp Marine Group, Singapore (1981)
  13. Assistant Naval Architect, Design & Inspection Office, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), Dhaka, Bangladesh (1978-1981).
  14. Naval Architect, Shifa Engineers and Shipbuilders, a local shipyard in Dhaka, Bangladesh (1977-1978).

 Professional affiliations:

  1. Member, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), USA.
  2. Fellow, the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), UK.
  3. Fellow, the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), UK.
  4. Fellow, the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers Singapore (SNAMES), Singapore.
  5. Fellow, the Energy Institute, (EI), UK
  6. Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Bangladesh (FIEB), Bangladesh.
  7. Member of the Institution of Engineers Singapore (MIES), Singapore.
  8. Member of the Engineering Committee of Oceanic Resources (MECOR), Canada.
  9. Council Member (Fellow), the RINA Council, UK from 2001-2007 and 2008-2014.
  10. Past elected Council Member of the Joint Branch of RINA and IMarEST (Singapore) from 2000 - 2009.
  11. Past elected Chairman of the Joint Branch of RINA and IMarEST (Singapore) from 2007-2009.

 Honours and Awards:

  1. Overseas Research Students (ORS) Award (1983).
  2. David Livingstone Bursary, Strathclyde University (1983).

 Languages:

  1. Bengali (Mother tongue).
  2. English (Fluent).
  3. Hindi & Urdu (Spoken only).
  4. Passed elementary level course in Japanese, Dutch and Bhasha Malaysia.

Research

Research Interests:

  • Ship Hydrodynamics (resistance, propulsion, seakeeping, manoeuvring and stability).
  • Offshore Hydrodynamics (1st and 2nd order wave excitation forces, small bodies and large bodies, VIV, 1st and 2nd order motions, motion minimization (vertical and horizontal), etc.)
  • Model testing of ships and offshore floating structures including model tests in ice.
  • Shipyard Management: business, project and engineering especially in ship & offshore structures building, ship & offshore structures repairing and ship & offshore structures conversion.
  • Shipyard Practice: organization, layout, process development, productivity, quality, training, energy management and environment.
  • Marine and Offshore production process and management including shipyard simulation.
  • Green Ship Technology: energy management, hull optimization, propulsion plant, fuel efficiency, emission, discharge, etc.
  • Renewable Energy: floating substructure, floating platform, wind, wave and tidal energy, etc.

Other Expertise:

  • Major expertise in all aspects of Tugs and Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs) design (concept, preliminary and Class) including resistance & powering, ice class & ice breaking, propulsion plant, dynamic positioning and IMO rules & regulations.
  • Ship Recycling, Offshore Decommissioning, HAZMAT, shipbreaking yards development, etc.
  • Developing concept design for ships and offshore floating structures like FSOs/FPSOs, Semis, TLPs, SPARs, etc.
  • Electric and Hybrid Propulsion including Dynamic Positioning and FMEA.
  • Recent interests in uncertainty & risk management, arctic engineering, deepwater technology and subsea engineering.
  • Conducting Marine and Offshore related training courses for the industry personnel.


Esteem Indicators:

  Conferences:  


1. Chairman of the Organizing Committee of The International Conference on Technology and Operation of Offshore Support Vessels: 1st OSV Singapore 2005 held at National University of Singapore in September 2005.

2. Chairman of the Organizing Committee of The International Conference on Technology and Operation of Offshore Support Vessels: 2nd OSV Singapore 2007 held at National University of Singapore in September 2007.

3. Chairman of the Organizing Committee of The International Conference on Technology and Operation of Offshore Support Vessels: 3rd OSV Singapore 2009 held at National University of Singapore in August, 2009.

4. Member of the Organizing Committee of The International Conference on Technology and Operation of Offshore Support Vessels: 4th OSV Singapore 2011 to be held at National University of Singapore in 16 & 17 August, 2011.

5. Member of the Organizing Committee and Chairman of the Technical Committee of The International Conference on Technology and Operation of Offshore Support Vessels: 5th OSV Singapore 2013 held at Singapore Polytechnic on 24 & 25 September, 2013.  

    6. Chairman of the Technical Committee of The 1st International Conference & Exhibition on Dynamic Positioning: DP ASIA 2011 held at Singapore in June 2011.

    7. Chairman of the Technical Committee of The 2nd International Conference & Exhibition on Dynamic Positioning: DP ASIA 2012 held at Singapore in June, 2012.

    8. Chairman of the Technical Committee of The 3rd International Conference & Exhibition on Dynamic 8. Positioning: DP ASIA 2013 held at Singapore in June, 2013.

    9. Co-Chairman of the Technical Committee of The 4th International Conference & Exhibition on Dynamic Positioning: DP ASIA 2014 held at Singapore on 23 & 24 June, 2014.

    10. The 11th Annual FPSO Congress by IQPC held at Singapore on 28 & 29 September, 2010:

    a. Technical Stream Chairperson on Day 1

    b. Technical Briefing Chairman: Creating Improved Design, Conversion and Construction Processes for Fast Tracking Your FPSO Projects Whilst Ensuring Maximum Safety

    11. Chairman of the Technical Committee of Tugs and Offshore Support Vessels Asia (TOSV 2010) Conference & Exhibition held at Kuala Lumpur on 7 & 8 October, 2010.

    12. Technical Committee Member of 1st MODUC 2011: Mobile Offshore Drilling Units Conference and Exhibition held at Singapore in June, 2011.

    13. Technical Committee Member of 2nd MODUC 2013: Mobile Offshore Drilling Units Conference and Exhibition held at Singapore in March, 2013.

    14. Technical Committee Member of 3rd MODUC 2014: Mobile Offshore Drilling Units Conference 2014 held at Singapore on 5 & 6 March, 2014.

    15. Chairman of the 1st Asia OSV Conference China held at Beijing, China on 17 &18 May, 2011 including presentation of a technical paper.

    16. Chairman of the ACI’s 4th Offshore Support Vessels Summit held at Singapore on 14 & 15 March 2012.

    17. Chairman of the IQPC’s Offshore Support Vessels Summit held at Amsterdam, Netherlands on 26 – 28 March 2012 including presentation of a technical paper.

    18. Panel Member of the presidential style debate – OSV Operations in 2015. What’s one the drawing board in terms of design, powering and propulsion of Asian Support Journal Conference held on 10 & 11 September, 2013 at Singapore.

    19. Panel Member of the presidential style debate on Green DP, Thruster technology & configuration, Systems for moored installations, HIL testing, New position referencing systems INS of Asian Dynamic Positioning Conference held on 12 September, 2013 at Singapore.

    20. Member of the Local Organizing Committee of the 11th International Conference on Hydrodynamics (ICHD 2014) to be held on 19-24 October 2014 at Singapore.

    21. Chairman of the Day Long Session at OSEA 2014 (The 20th International Oil & Gas Industry Conference and Exhibition) to held on 2 – 5 Dec 2014 on the topic Offshore Platforms and Vessels – Unlocking the New Opportunities in Offshore Market:

    • Stepping into the Future of Subsea and Deepwater Developments
    • Dynamic Positioning: Achieving Operational Excellence in Large Scale Offshore Projects
    • FPSO: Current FPSO Developments in Asia


     Others:  

    1. Member of the Maritime Innovation and Technology Fund (MINT Fund) Committee 2 of Maritime Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore since March 2012 for a period of 3 years.
    2. Member of the Capucinno Bunker Focus Group of IBIA (Singapore).
    3. External Expert Member of DSTA Competency Development Framework since March 2012 for 2 years
    4. GL Academy Approved Trainer since 2009.
    5. Member of the National Committee of Engineering Organization (NCEO) at Institution of Engineers (IES), Singapore since 2007.
    6. Member of the Publication Committee of Institution of Engineers (IES), Singapore since 2012.
    7. RINA Approved Professional Review Interviewer. (Conducted more than 30 PRIs)
    8. IMarEST Approved Professional Review Interviewer. (Conducted more than 10 PRIs)


    Past Research Projects and Funding:

    1. PG Research at the Strathclyde University (1983-1984) in offshore hydrodynamics in connection with Master of Science by research degree thesis works.

    2. PG Research at the Delft University of Technology (1991-1996) in offshore hydrodynamics in connectional with Doctoral thesis works.

    3. R&D works in developing high efficiency nozzles (Keppel High Thrust Nozzles - KHT) while working at Marine Technology Development Pte Ltd, an R&D arm of Keppel Group. Both numerical CFD works and experimental works have been conducted. An efficiency of 5% increase in propeller thrust has been achieved. This research project was funded by Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore through MINT (Maritime Innovation & Technology) Fund (2005-2008).


    Current Research Projects and Funding:

    1. Participated in Deepwater Technology Grant Call by Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) by submitting 5 research proposals. 3 got shortlisted and finally 1 got finally awarded (S$450K).

    • The research proposal is "Dynamic Positioning (DP) Capability Simulation for Marine and Offshore Operations". ©2014 DPCapSim

    2. Participated in Simulation a Modelling by Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) by submitting 3 research proposals. 1 got shortlisted.

    • The research proposal is "Maritime Training and Operation Simulation of Dynamically Positioned Vessels". ©2014 DynPosMarTOS


     Invited Lectures:

    1. Colloquium Lecture titled "Offshore Support Vessels and Aspects of Dynamic Positioning" organized by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of University technology Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia held on 06 May 2014.

    2. Public Lecture titled "Bollard Pull Test Result: Is it a Fact or Gimmick? What is then the Reality?" organized by the Joint Branch of RINA and IMarEST (Singapore), Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (Singapore) and Centre for Research on Offshore Engineering (CORE), NUS held on 23 January, 2013 at Engineering Auditorium of National University of Singapore.

    3. Lecture titled "Multi-disciplinary Engineering Contributions in Development of Marine and Offshore Technology" organized by the IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Singapore Network) held on 24 November 2009.

    4. Seminar Lecture titled "Preparing for the First Job" organized by the IEB (The Institution of Engineers Bangladesh, Overseas Chapter) Singapore held on 08 July, 2006.


    Journal Editorial Board Member:

    1. Journal of "Oceanic Engineering International" of The Ocean Engineering Research Centre of the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, the Engineering Committee on Oceanic Resources", and the Institute for Ocean Technology, National Research Council, Canada from 2005 – 2006.

    2. "The Journal of Ocean Technology" of the Marine Institute of the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada from 2006-2008.

    3. Journal of "Marine Design and Operations", Proceedings (Part B) of IMarEST (The Institute of Marine Engineering Science, Engineering and Technology), London, UK from 2004 – 2007.

    4. E-Journal of Advanced Shipping and Ocean Engineering", World Academic Publishing since 2013.

    5. Regular Reviewer of Technical Papers of the "International Journal of Maritime Engineering", a Transaction of RINA (The Royal Institution of Naval Architects), London, UK, since 2010.

     

    Teaching


    Undergraduate Teaching:

    Coordinator for Offshore Engineering Stream for BEng with Honours Degree at Singapore since AY2008 – 2009.

    Stage 2:

      1. MAR2101; Marine Dynamics (Coordinating the Module delivery and Lecturing Seakeeping Part and Manoeuvring Part AY2008-2009 to AY2010-2011 and Seakeeping Part from AY2011-2012 till date). Module Leader since AY2013-2014.

      2. MAR2112; Engineering Applications (Lecturing Marine Production - Shipyard Layout Part since AY2008-2009).

      3. MAR2113; Marine and Offshore Production Management (Coordinating the Module delivery, Module leader since AY2013-2014 and Lecturing half of the Module since AY2008-2009).

      4. MAR2115; Analytical Methods in Marine Technology (Coordinating the Module delivery; Module Leader until AY2013-2014).

      5. MAR2116; Introduction to Business Management (Coordinating the Module delivery; Module Leader until AY2013-2014).


      Stage 3:

        1. MAR3102; Ship Design (Supervision of ship design projects in Semester 2 of AY2010-2011 and Semester 2 of AY2013-2014).

        2. MAR3103; Offshore Design (Coordinating the Module delivery including Lecturing almost the full Module and also including supervision of offshore design projects since AY2008-2009).

        3. MAR3117; Resistance and Propulsion II (Lecturing Resistance and Propulsion Part partially until AY2012-2013).

        4. MAR3124; Offshore Engineering Analysis (Coordinating the Module delivery and Lecturing the full Module since AY2013-2014).

        5. MAR3125; Subsea and Pipeline Engineering (Coordinating the Module delivery, Module leader since AY2013-2014 and Lecturing half of the Module since AY2013-2014).

        6. MAR3126; Marine and Offshore Mechanics (Coordinating the Module delivery and Lecturing the full Module since AY2013-2014).

        7. MAR3130; Innovation Technology and Management (Coordinating the Module delivery; Module Leader until AY2010-2011).

        8. MAR3198; Projects and Reports (Supervision of UG Students - 24 students in AY2008-2009; 12 students in AY20010-1011; 24 nos. students in AY2011-2012); 30 students in AY2012-2013, 20 students in AY2013-2014, 17 students in  AY2014-2015 and 18 students in AY2015-2016


        Post Graduate Teaching: 

        Programme Stream Leader for MSc in Marine Technology (International) at Singapore since 2011.


        PG (Taught) Teaching:

          MAR8528; Advance Offshore Design (Dubai in 2012 and Singapore in 2013 and 2015)

          MAR8204; Optimization in Engineering Design (Singapore in 2012)

          MAR8227; Advanced Marine Design since 2015; Module Leader.

          MAR8225; Advanced Subsea and Pipeline Engineering since 2016; Module Leader.

          MAR8270; Mooring Riser and Drilling Systems since 2016

          MAR8296; Dissertation; Module Leader since 2011

          MAR8210; The Regulatory Framework for the Marine Industry since 2016; Module Leader

          MAR8220; Surveying Ships and Offshore Installation since 2016; Module Leader


          PG (Taught) Supervision:

            Two (2) MSc in Marine Technology (International) students completed their dissertations and theses in 2010.

            Three (3) MSc in Marine Technology (International) students completed their dissertations and theses in 2013.

            Four (4) MSc in Marine Technology (International) students completed their dissertations and theses in 2014.

            Four (4) MSc in Marine Technology (International) students completed their dissertations and theses in 2015.

            Five (5) MSc in Marine Technology (International) students completed their dissertations and theses in 2016.


            External Examiner:

              1. External Examiner for two (2) students in Master of Engineering (Marine Technology) from UTM (University Technology Malaysia) at Skudai, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia in 2003-2004.

              2. External Examiner appointment for the Programs in Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering) and Master of Engineering (Marine Technology) Courses at the Department of Marine Technology under the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at UTM (University Technology Malaysia) at Skudai, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia from 20 – 22 May 2013.


               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               





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