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Marine Technology Partnerships

We work with partners across maritime and allied sectors to deliver collaborative industrial research activities including consultancy, funding partnerships, experimental testing and expert advice.

How to work with us?

We have a long track record supporting the maritime and allied industrial sectors in the UK and internationally.

  • Our academics can offer support to industry ranging from quick expert advice through to long-term consultancy.
  • Our experimental facilities are available for industrial research and commercial testing. With flexible configurations, the facilities are ideal for testing new concepts and prototypes.
  • We rhave a record of success within research consortia on funding proposals to UK government, the EU and other international funding bodies. 

If you think we can be of help please contact our academics directly (list below). Alternatively, email outlining your interest and we will find the right person to get back in touch. 


We have a suite of facilities that are available for commercial hire and industrial research.

Within the School of Engineering we operate two experimental laboratories:

We also have access to marine science facilities within the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences:

  • Research Vessel, The Princess Royal
  • Dove Marine Laboratory
  • Ridley Laboratories

For more information on our facilities please email 



Our academic staff are frequently involved in international projects and provide advice to government and industry.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • ship design and optimisation
  • marine technology, machinery systems, design, control, and operations
  • condition and performance monitoring
  • marine hydrodynamics
  • ballast water management
  • marine structures and analysis
  • yacht and superyacht design
  • tropical and coastal management
  • marine engine performance
  • composite materials
  • shipbuilding and repair
  • marine environmental impact assessment

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    Our People

    Professor Pengfei Liu

    Prof. Marine Hydrodynamics, Director, Centre for Vessel Design & Efficiency/Flagship UK National Clean Maritime Research Hub; Fellows of SNAME, RINA, and the Canadian Academy of Engineering