Speakers

Jerry
Ng
CEO
Blue Ocean Solutions Pte Ltd

Dr Jerry Ng KL is the founder and CEO of Blue Ocean Solutions, which is a subsidiary of the Keppel group. He graduated from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK in 1979 with 1st class (Hon) and in 1983 with PhD in Marine Technology. In 1986, he was awarded the National Young Scientist & Engineer award by the Science Council in Singapore for his work in emulsified fuel technology. The IMechE awarded him the Edwin Walker prize in 1989. Dr Jerry was a key member of the emulsified fuel research team at Newcastle University under Prof RV Thompson which did pioneering work in the application of emulsified fuel to marine diesel engines in the 1980's. Dr Jerry owns several patents in emulsified fuel technology. His experience with emulsified fuel technology covers both slow and medium speed engines burning MGO to HFO, installed on container ships, cruise ships, bulk carriers, car carriers, ro-ro ferries, tankers and so on.

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Ibrahim
Sadek
Arab Academy for Science, TEchnology & Maritime Transport

 

Dr. Ibrahim S. Seddiek , Ph.D

Senior Marine Lecturer , Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport

 

 

 

 

Was born in 1969. He holds Ph.D. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, 2013. Moreover, holds Marine Chief Engineer Certificate, Arab Academy for Science & Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt 2002. Had been worked as a Marine Engineering onboard commercial ships from [1995-2006]. Marine Lecture since 2006, Arab Academy for Science , Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt.  An associate professor in department of Marine Engineering, Faculty of Maritime Studies, King Abdulaziz University from [2011-2015]. Now he is a senior marine lecturer at Arab Academy for Science & Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt. Has more than 15 academic papers. His current research interests are green ship energy, marine diesel engines, fuel saving strategies onboard ships, high-speed passenger ships, marine alternative fuels and energy management onboard ships.

Was born in 1969. He holds Ph.D. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, 2013. Moreover, holds Marine Chief Engineer Certificate, Arab Academy for Science & Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt 2002. Had been worked as a Marine Engineering onboard commercial ships from [1995-2006]. Marine Lecture since 2006, Arab Academy for Science , Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt.  An associate professor in department of Marine Engineering, Faculty of Maritime Studies, King Abdulaziz University from [2011-2015]. Now he is a senior marine lecturer at Arab Academy for Science & Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt. Has more than 15 academic papers. His current research interests are green ship energy, marine diesel engines, fuel saving strategies onboard ships, high-speed passenger ships, marine alternative fuels and energy management onboard ships.

 

 

 

Mustafa
Insel
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Manjurul
Kabir
Chief Engineer
Bangladesh Marine Academy
Md. Manjurul Kabir graduated from Bangladesh Marine Academy, Chittagong as an engineer cadet in 1992. In the same year, obtained Bachelor of Science (Marine Engineering) degree from University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Obtained Class-1 Marine Engineer Officer Certificate of Competency from Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore in 2003. Did Master of Science in Maritime affairs (Maritime Education and Training specialization) from World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden in 2014. Mr. Kabir started sea career with Orient Ship Management Ltd, Honking in 1993 as an engineer cadet. Thereafter, served in various foreign shipping companies until 2010 in different capacities including the position of Chief Engineer from 2006-2010. Have extensive working experience on crude oil tanker vessels. Joined Bangladesh Marine Academy, Chittagong in 2011 as a senior faculty member. Presently, serving the same institution as the head of the Engineering department. He is a member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). Also registered with the Engineering Council, UK as incorporated engineer.
Michele
Laviola
Ozcan
Arslan
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Ranjith Sepala
Chief Training Manager
Sri Lanka Ports Authority

Eng. Sepala is a Chartered Engineer by profession, currently employed as  the Chief Training Manager in Mahapola Ports & Maritime Academy by  the Sri Lanka Ports Authority. He is having 31 years of continuous professional experience in project engineering, computer science, Human Resources, Training and development by having held senior managerial positions.

He is an innovative, positive minded and result oriented leader, who has focused knowledge and  skills in achieving  results at  exceptional manner, in which has facilitated continuous improvement under high vulnerable environment for implementation of policy and administrative procedures.

He has conducted many research activities in Energy management, Energy conservation, Port Operations etc. in order to apply new technology for container handling with attitudinal change towards increasing efficiency.

Education & Professional Qualifications:

  • Degree in B.Sc. Engineering (Electrical)  from University of Moratuwa in 1985
  • Post graduate degree in M.Sc. (Computer Science)  from University of Colombo in 2005
  • Chartered Engineer from Institute of Engineers, Sri  Lanka in 2001
  • Certified as System Engineer for Microsoft
  • Member of the Energy Managers Association, Sri Lanka.

Professional Positions held during the career in the Sri Lanka Ports Authority 

  •  Chief Training Manager    
  •  Chief Human Resource Manager   
  •  Resident Manager ( Port of Galle)
  • Senior Engineer (Electrical/Electronics/Telecommunications and Networking)
  •  Senior Manager
  •  Engineer
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Fabio
Ballini
Lecturer
World Maritime University

Dr Fabio Ballini has Economic and Maritime Transportation background. He obtained his MSc in Maritime Economics and Transport at the Faculty of Economics in Genova (Italy) and holds a Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, awarded a European Ph.D. label, from the University of Genova (Italy), Dept. of Naval, Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering (DITEN).

Dr Fabio Ballini previously held the position of Adjunct Professor and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Maritime Economy in Genova (Italy) where he taught academic courses on topics related to Maritime Economy, including Social Cost-Benefit Analysis, Gaseous Ship Emissions, Emission Evaluation Models, Intellectual Property Rights in Shipbuilding.

At WMU, Dr Fabio Ballini is currently a Lecturer in the Maritime Energy Management specialization and is a member of the Maritime Energy Research Group (MarEner) dealing with research topics related to Port Energy Management Planning, Gaseous Emissions from Ships in Harbors, Externality Cost in Transportation, Externality Modeling, Clean-Tech Solutions and Energy Audit Systems in Port.

His recent research areas of interest at the WMU in Malmö have focused on Circular Economy in relation to ports and renewable energy and alternative fuels as a marine fuel.

Dr Fabio Ballini has extensive experience in developing research projects and project proposals through lifecycle management. Dr Ballini was involved in numerous EU funded projects: TEN T Programme (TrainMos, Mona Lisa 2.0 projects), ENPI CBC MED Programme (CUSTOM MED project), CIPS Programme (CYSM Project), Europeaid tender  (IPSEA project), Marco Polo Programme (OTMW-N project), Interreg IVB Programme (SAIL project), Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme (GO LNG project), Interreg South Baltic Programme (SBOIL Project).

He has published results of his research in leading, internationally peer-reviewed journals such as: Transportation Research Part D Journal and Research in Transportation Business & Management: Energy Efficiency in Maritime Logistics Chains Journal.

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Lawrence
Kuroshi
Ph.D Candidate, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden
World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden

Lawrence Kuroshi is a PhD student in the twilight of his candidacy here at WMU. He holds two Masters Degrees: A Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Environmental Management (from Nigeria) and Master of Science (MSc) Maritime Safety and Environmental Administration from WMU. He has put in over fifteen years experience in the maritime industry with about ten of the years in port state control functions. His strong research interest is in ballast water management.

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Mohab
Abouelkawam
Senior Lecturer / Maritime - LJMU - UK
LJMU

Dr Mohab Abou-Elkawam started his career at sea in the early 80s, progressed from Third Mate to Master Mariner over 17 years of seagoing experience. Started teaching in his own country’s epic Maritime Education and Training Institution in 1999 (AASTMT) where a diversion towards a more academic oriented career was launched. He was granted a distinguished scholarship from the Nippon Foundation in Japan twice; once for his Master of Science studies at the World Maritime University in Sweden and the other for his PhD. at the Seafarers International Research Centre in Cardiff University in the UK. His passion was always teaching and maritime- based research which he never stopped even at times of completing his studies. Having taught in Egypt, Sweden, Cardiff and Lowestoft in the last 15 years, he is currently a Senior Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University in England. His major area of teaching is Maritime Law and he is focusing his research interests on the interaction between Seafarers worldwide and marine environmental legislations and conventions.

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Raza
Mehdi
World Maritime University

Originally from Karachi, Pakistan, Raza moved to Abu Dhabi, UAE at a very young age. After finishing high school, he relocated to Bath, UK to pursue a degree in engineering. 

Raza has a background in Aerospace Engineering. He holds a BEng. (Hons.) in Aerospace Engineering and a MSc. in Engineering Dynamics and Control, both from the University of Bath, UK.

He joined the WMU in September 2013, as a research assistant in the MaRiSa group. His current research area is Maritime Risk and System Safety. This research is based around analysing risk, and improving system safety, for vessels operating near offshore wind farms

Previously, he has carried out research related to aerospace structures and materials, looking at topics such as ‘Buckling & Damage Tolerance of Pristine Aerospace Laminates’ and ‘Manufacture & Characterisation of Magnetically Actuated Bistable Plates’.

He is fluent in English and Urdu.

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Michael
Baldauf
Associate PRofessor
World Maritime University

Michael Baldauf graduated with an M.Sc. in Transport Engineering and a diploma in business management both from the University of Rostock. He holds a Certificate of Competence (Deck Officer) and has served as a navigation officer on several cargo and container vessels. In 1992 he transitioned to the scientific field and completed work at various universities and research institutes. He obtained his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Safety Science from Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany in 1999. His thesis was dedicated to the subject of traffic monitoring by VTS and he developed a method for shore-based detection of collision risks.

Prior to joining WMU, Mr. Baldauf was employed as chief coordinator for research at the Hochschule Wismar, University of Technology, Business and Design where he was involved in several European (as e.g. METNET, COMFORTABLE and MarNIS) and national projects for research and technical development. In addition to his research activities he was a co-instructor of the full mission ship handling simulator and a lecturer in training and education courses of students, captains, and chief officers. His main subject area is Maritime Safety issues but he has also covered Integrated Navigation Systems and the introduction of new technologies into the board navigation process.

In March 2009 Dr. Baldauf joined the World Maritime University (WMU), Malmö, Sweden where he is presently an Associate Professor in Maritime Safety and Environmental Administration which involves researching and lecturing on various topics. At WMU he is involved in several projects for research and technical development, namely studies into enhanced integration of new navigational equipment for enhanced applications contributing to safe navigation and particularly enhanced alert management onboard seagoing vessels. He is chief instructor at WMU for the Maritime Risk and Safety (MaRiSa) Simulation Laboratory.

Dr. Baldauf actively works in IMO and is the chairman of the international Correspondence Group developing Performance Standards for Maritime Voyage Data Recorders. He is also presently involved in the work of the IMO's Correspondence Group for INS/IBS and Bridge Alert Management. He is a member of the Nautical Institute, the German Association of Transport Sciences (DVWG), and the Society of Risk Analysis.

Timothy
Ajayi
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Xuemuge
Wang

Xuemuge Wang is an enthusiasm second year PhD student at Plymouth University researching Chinese port sustainability policy. Her work focuses on a relatively under addressed area: oil port sustainability policy in China. While container ports have dragged most of the attention, oil ports sustainability in China has become a crucial issue awaits to be researched. Xuemuge Wang is also a previous intern at the IMO.

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Weichao
Shi
Research Assistant
Newcastle University

Weichao Shi is a fourth year PhD student in Newcastle University and a part-time research assistant in Strathclyde University. His research interest is about the tidal turbine blade design and optimisation. He currently works on the biomimetic improvement of tidal turbine blade via applying the leading-edge tubercles on the tidal turbine.