University College London
Dr. Tristan Smith maintains three principle fields of research interest: low carbon shipping, the development and implementation of technologies, and operational practices for the reduction of CO2 emission from shipping. This research area is highly multi-disciplinary, and while his focus is on the development of techno-economic models for the shipping industry and the design of robust and effective policy and instruments for CO2 emission reduction, his research interests cover all aspects of shipping economics, logistics and operation. Dr. Smith’s research interest in developing and performing hydrodynamic and structural analysis of these devices to establish both their performance and their safety (from a structural integrity perspective). This research is focused on the development of analysis techniques to assess the survivability of damaged structures in waves – with particular focus on the fluid structure interaction of flooded damaged structures.