Graduated PhDs


 

2017

Mohsen Bardestani

Dr Mohsen Bardestani obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 8 May 2017. His PhD thesis is entitled A Two-dimensional Numerical and Experimental Study of a Floater with Net and Sinker Tube in Waves and Current.

His supervisor was Professor Odd M. Faltinsen, NTNU AMOS and Department of Marine Technology.

 

Torleiv

Dr Torleiv Håland Bryne obtained his PhD degree in Engineering Cybernetics on 31 March 2017. His PhD thesis is entitled Nonlinear Observer Design for Aided Inertial Navigation Systems of Ships.

His main supervisor was Professor Thor I. Fossen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics.  

Dr Bryne continues to work at NTNU AMOS as an associated postdoc.

 

Lorenzo

Dr Lorenzo Fusini obtained his PhD degree in Engineering Cybernetics on 30 August 2017. His PhD thesis is entitled Camera-aided Inertial Navigation for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles using Non-linear Observers.

His main supervisor was Professor Thor I. Fossen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics.

 

GiriDr Giri Gunnu obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 3 July 2017. His PhD thesis is entitled Safety and Efficiency Enhancement of Anchor Handling Operations with Particular Emphasis on the Stability of Anchor Handling Vessels.

Professor Torgeir Moan, Department of Marine Technology, has been the candidate’s main supervisor. Haibo Chen, Scandpower Risk Management China, has been the candidate’s co-supervisor. 

 

Jakob

Dr Jakob Mahler Hansen obtained his PhD degree in Engineering Cybernetics on 23 March 2017. His PhD thesis is entitled Nonlinear Observers for Inertial Navigation Systems aided by Real-Time Kinematic Global Navigation Satellite System.

His supervisor was Professor Thor I. Fossen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics.  

 

 

Kristian Klausen

Dr Kristian Klausen obtained his PhD degree in Engineering Cybernetics on 23 June 2017. His PhD thesis is entitled Coordinated Control of Multirotors for Suspended Load Transportation and Fixed-Wing Net Recovery.

His supervisors were Professors Thor I. Fossen and Tor Arne Johansen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics.  

 

Anne Kohl

Dr Anna Kohl obtained her PhD degree in Engineering Cybernetics on 20 October 2017. Her PhD thesis is entitled Guidance and Control of Underwater Snake Robots Using Planar Sinusiodal Gaits.

Her main supervisor has been Professor Kristin Y. Pettersen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics.

 

Frederik

Dr Frederik Stendahl Leira obtained his PhD degree in Engineering Cybernetics on 19 January 2017. His PhD thesis is entitled Object Detection and Tracking With UAVs.

His supervisors were Professors Thor I. Fossen and Tor Arne Johansen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics.  

Dr Leira continues to work at NTNU AMOS as a postdoc.

 

Peng Li

Dr Peng Li obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 4 April 2017. His PhD thesis is entitled A theoretical and Experimental Study of Wave-Induced Hydroelastic Response of a Circular Floating Collar.

His supervisor was Professor Odd M. Faltinsen, NTNU AMOS and Department of Marine Technology.

 

Michel

Dr Michel Rejani Miyazaki obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 29 June 2017. His PhD thesis is entitled Modeling and Control of Hybrid Marine Power Plants.

Professor Asgeir J. Sørensen, NTNU AMOS and Department of Marine Technology, has been the candidate’s main supervisor. Professor Tor Arne Johansen, NTNU AMOS and Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Professor Roger Skjetne, NTNU AMOS and Department of Marine Technology, Associate Professor Eilif Pedersen, Department of Marine Technology, and Professor Eduardo Aoun Tannuri, Universidade de São Paulo, have been the candidate’s co-supervisors.

Claudio Paliotta

Dr Claudio Paliotta obtained his PhD degree in Engineering Cybernetics on 14 September 2017. His PhD thesis is entitled Marine multi-agent control systems: Coordinated and cooperative control for intelligent task execution and collision avoidance in uncertain maritime environment.

His main supervisor was Professor Kristin Y. Pettersen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics.

 

Morten

Dr Morten Dinhoff Pedersen obtained his PhD degree in Engineering Cybernetics on 30 June 2017. His PhD thesis is entitled Stabilization of Floating Wind Turbines.

His supervisor was Professor Thor I. Fossen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics.  

 
 
 

Robert Rogne

Dr Robert Harald Rogne obtained his PhD degree in Engineering Cybernetics on 30 March 2017. His PhD thesis is entitled Observer Design For Fault-Tolerant Dynamic Positioning Using MEMS Inertial Sensors.

His supervisor was Professor Tor Arne Johansen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics.  

Dr Rogne continues to work as an associated postdoc at NTNU AMOS.

Espen Skjong

Dr Espen Skjong obtained his PhD degree in Engineering Cybernetics on 2 June 2017. His PhD thesis is entitled Optimization-based Control in Shipboard Electric Systems.

His supervisor was Professor Tor Arne Johansen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics.  

 

Zhaolong Yu

Dr Zhaolong Yu obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 21 September 2017. His PhD thesis is entitled Hydrodynamic and Structural Aspects of Ship Collision.

Professor Jørgen Amdahl, NTNU AMOS and Department of Marine Technology has been the candidate’s main supervisor. Marilena Greco, NTNU AMOS and Department of Marine Technology have been the candidate’s co-supervisor.

 

 

2016

Wilson G. Acero

Dr Wilson G. Acero obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 2 December 2016. His PhD thesis is entitled Assessment of Marine Operations for Offshore Wind Turbine Installation with Emphasis on Response-Based Operational Limits.

His main supervisor was Professor Torgeir Moan, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology. Professor Zhen Gao, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology, has been the candidate’s co-supervisor. 
  

Dennis

Dr Dennis Belleter obtained his PhD degree in Engineering Cybernetics on 30 November 2016. His PhD thesis is entitled Control of Underactuated Marine Vehicles in the Presence of Environmental Disturbances.

His main supervisor was Professor Kristin Y. Pettersen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics.  
 


 

Torstein

Dr Torstein I. Bø obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 7 March 2016. His PhD thesis is entitled Scenario- and Optimization-Based Control of Marine Electric Power Systems.

His main supervisor was Professor Tor Arne Johansen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics.  

Torstein continues as a postdoc at the Department of Marine Technology at NTNU.

 

MauroDr Mauro Candeloro obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 8 December 2016. His PhD thesis is entitled Tools and Methods for Autonomous Operations on Seabed and Water Column using Underwater Vehicles.

Professor Asgeir Sørensen, NTNU AMOS, has been the candidate’s main supervisor. Professor Sauro Longhi, Università Politecnica delle Marche, and professor Martin Ludvigsen, NTNU AMOS and Department of Marine Technology, have been the candidate’s co-supervisors.

Zhengshun ChengDr Zhengshun Cheng obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 16 June 2016. His PhD thesis is entitled Integrated Dynamic Analysis of Floating Vertical Axis Wind Turbines.

His main supervisor was Professor Torgeir Moan, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology. Professor Zhen Gao, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology, and Professor Helge Aagard Madsen, Technical University of Dennark, have been the candidate’s co-supervisors.  

Zhengshun continues as a postdoc at NTNU AMOS.

ØivindDr Øivind Kåre Kjerstad obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 31 May 2016. His PhD thesis is entitled Dynamic Positioning of Marine Vessels in Ice.

His main supervisor was Professor Roger Skjetne, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology. Professor Lars Struen Imsland, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics, and Professor Sveinung Løset, Dept. of Civil and Transport Engineering, have been the candidate’s co-supervisors.  

Lin LiDr Lin Li obtained her PhD degree in Marine Technology on 31 May 2016. Her PhD thesis is entitled Dynamic Analysis of the Installation of Monopiles for Offshore Wind Turbines.

Her main supervisor was Professor Torgeir Moan, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology. Professor Zhen Gao, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology, has been the candidate’s co-supervisor.  

 

Signe

Dr Signe Moe obtained her PhD degree in Engineering Cybernetics on 14 November 2016. Her PhD thesis is entitled Guidance and control of robot manipulators and autonomous marine robots.

Her main supervisor was Professor Kristin Y. Pettersen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics.  


 

Ingunn NilssenDr Ingunn Nilssen obtained her PhD degree in Biology on 19 December 2016. Her PhD thesis is entitled Integrated Environmental Mapping and Monitoring: A methodological approach for end-users.

Her main supervisor was Professor Geir Johnsen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Biology. Among others, her co-supervisor was Professor Asgeir J. Sørensen, NTNU AMOS and Department of Marine Technology. 


 

Martin

Dr Martin Storheim obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 19 January 2016. His PhD thesis is entitled Structural Response in Ship-Platform and Ship-Ice Collisions.

His main supervisor was Professor Jørgen Amdahl, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology. His co-supervisor was Professor Sveinung Løset, Dept. of Civil and Transport Engineering. 

 

 

KimDr Kim Lynge Sørensen obtained his PhD degree in Engineering Cybernetics on 4 October 2016. His PhD thesis is entitled Autonomous Icing Protection Solution for Small Unmanned Aircraft – An Icing Detection, Anti-Icing and De-Icing Solution.

His main supervisor was Professor Tor Arne Johansen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics.  

Kim continues as a postdoc at NTNU AMOS.

 

2015

Dr Daniel de Almeida Fernandes obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 29 June 2015. His PhD thesis is entitled "An Output Feedback Motion Control System for ROVs: Guidance Navigation and Control".

His main supervisor was Professor Asgeir J. Sørensen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology. His co-supervisor was Professor Kristin Y. Pettersen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics.

 

ArntDr Arnt G. Fredriksen obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 7 May 2015. His PhD thesis is entitled "A Numerical and Experimental Study of a Two-Dimensional Body with Moonpool in Waves and Current".

His main supervisor was Professor Odd M. Faltinsen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology. His co-supervisor was Dr Trygve Kristiansen, MARINTEK.

 

EleniDr Eleni Kelasidi obtained her PhD degree in Engineering Cybernetics on 11 December 2015. Her PhD thesis is entitled "Modeling, Control and Energy Efficiency of Underwater Snake Robots".

Her main supervisor was Professor Kristin Y. Pettersen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics. Her co-supervisors were Professor Jan Tommy Gravdahl, Associate Professor Øyvind Stavdahl and Dr Pål Liljebäck. 

Eleni continues as a postdoc at NTNU AMOS.

 

AmirDr Amir R. Nejad obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 27 August 2015. His PhD thesis is entitled "Dynamic Analysis and Design of Gearboxes in Offshore Wind Turbines in a Structural Reliability Perspective".

Professor Torgeir Moan, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology, has been Dr Nejad's main supervisor. Professor Zhen Gao, CeSOS, and professor Jørn Vatn, Dept. of Production and Quality Engineering, have been his co-supervisors

 

EhsanDr Ehsan Rezapour obtained his PhD degree in Engineering Cybernetics in March 2015. His PhD thesis is entitled "Model-based Locomotion Control of Underactuated Snake Robots".

Professor Kristin Y. Pettersen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics, has been the candidate's supervisor

 

 

Filippo SanfilippoDr Filippo Sanfilippo obtained his PhD degree in Engineering Cybernetics on 20 August 2015. His PhD thesis is entitled "Alternative and Flexible Control Methods for Robotic Manipulators".

His main supervisor was Professor Kristin Y. Pettersen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics. 

Filippo continues as a postdoc at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU.

 

JacobusDr Jacobus de Vaal obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 9 June 2015. His PhD thesis is entitled "Aerodynamic Modelling of Floating Wind Turbines".

His main supervisor was Professor Torgeir Moan, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology. His co-supervisor was Associate Professor Martin Otto Laver Hansen, Technical University of Denmark. 

 

KaiDr Kai Wang obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 14 April 2015. His PhD thesis is entitled "Modelling and Dynamic Analysis of a Semi-Submersible Floating Vertical Axis Wind Turbine".

Professor Torgeir Moan, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology, has been Dr Wang’s main supervisor. Adjunct associate professor Martin Otto Laver Hansen, Dept. of Marine Technology and DTU, has been his co-supervisor

 

Bo ZhaoDr Bo Zhao obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 30 June 2015. His PhD thesis is entitled "Particle Filter for Fault Diagnosis: Applications to Dynamic Positioning Vessel and Underwater Robotics".

Professor Roger Skjetne, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology, has been Dr Zhao’s main supervisor. Professor Thor I. Fossen, NTNU AMOS, and Professor Mogens Blanke, NTNU AMOS and DTU, have been his co-supervisors

 

 

2014

An SongDr Song An obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 24 January 2014. His PhD thesis is entitled "Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Wave Diffraction and Radiation Loads on a Horizontally Submerged Perforated Plate".

His supervisor was Professor Odd M. Faltinsen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology. 

 

 

ErinDr Erin E. Bachynski obtained her PhD degree in Marine Technology on 13 March 2014. Her PhD thesis is entitled "Design and Dynamic Analysis of Tension Leg Platform Wind Turbines".

Her supervisor was Professor Torgeir Moan, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology. 


 

 

Walter CaharijaDr Walter Caharija obtained his PhD degree in Engineering Cybernetics on 10 November 2014. His PhD thesis is entitled “Integral Line-of-Sight Guidance and Control of Underactuated Marine Vehicles”.

His main supervisor was Professor Kristin Y. Pettersen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics. His co-supervisors were Professor Jan Tommy Gravdahl, Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics, Professor Asgeir J. Sørensen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology, and Dr Even Børhaug, NTNU.

 

Fredrik DukanDr Fredrik Dukan obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 16 October 2014. His PhD thesis is entitled "ROV Motion Control Systems".

His main supervisor was Professor Asgeir J. Sørensen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology. His co-supervisor was Professor Harald Ellingsen, Dept. of Marine Technology.

 

 

ZhiyuDr Zhiyu Jiang obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 7 October 2014. His PhD thesis is entitled "Long-term Response Analysis of Wind Turbines with an Emphasis on Fault and Shutdown Conditions".

His main supervisor was Professor Torgeir Moan, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology. Dr Zhen Gao, Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures, has been the candidate's co-supervisor. 

 

Ekaterina Kim

Dr Ekaterina Kim obtained her PhD degree in Marine Technology on 9 May 2014. Her PhD thesis is entitled "Experimental and numerical studies related to the coupled behaviour of ice mass and steel during accidental collisions".

Her supervisors were Professor Jørgen Amdahl, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology, and Professor Sveinung Løset, Dept. of Civil and Transport Engineering.

Ekaterina continues as a postdoc at NTNU AMOS.

MaritDr Marit Kvittem obtained her PhD degree in Marine Technology on 20 November 2014. Her PhD thesis is entitled "Modelling and Response Analysis for Fatigue Design of a Semi-Submersible Wind Turbine".

Her supervisor was Professor Torgeir Moan, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology. 

 

 

Anastasios Lekkas

Dr Anastasios Lekkas obtained his PhD degree in Engineering Cybernetics on 24 April 2014. His PhD thesis is entitled "Guidance and Path-planning Systems for Autonomous Vehicles".

His main supervisor was Professor Thor I. Fossen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics. 

 

 

 

MadeDr Made J. Muliawan obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 25 June 2014. His PhD thesis is entitled "Design and Analysis of Combined Floating Wave and Wind Power Facilities, with Emphasis on Extreme Load Effects of the Mooring System".

His main supervisor was Professor Torgeir Moan, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology. Professor Johannes Falnes, Department of Physics and Dr. Zhen Gao, Department of Marine Technology, have been the candidate’s co-supervisors.

ØyvindDr Øyvind Y. Rogne obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 27 February 2014. His PhD thesis is entitled "Numerical and Experimental Investigation of a Hinged 5-Body Wave Energy Converter".

His supervisor was Professor Torgeir Moan, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology. 
 

 

 

Xiang

Dr Xiang Tan obtained her PhD degree in Marine Technology on 13 May 2014. Her PhD thesis is entitled "Numerical Investigation of Ship's Continuous-mode Icebreaking in Level Ice".

Her main supervisor was Professor Torgeir Moan, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology. Adjunct Professor Kaj Antero Riska, Department of Marine Technology, has been the candidate’s co-supervisor.


 

Aleksander Veksler

Dr Aleksander Veksler obtained his PhD degree in Enginerring Cybernetics on 3 November 2014. His PhD thesis is entitled "Optimization-based Control of Diesel-electric Ships in Dynamic Positioning".

His main supervisor was Professor Tor Arne Johansen, AMOS and Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics. His co-supervisors were Professor Roger Skjetne and Professor Asgeir J. Sørensen, both NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology. 

Jingbo

Dr Jingbo Wang obtained his PhD degree in Marine Technology on 6 May 2014. His PhD thesis is entitled "Water Entry of Freefall Wedges-Wedge Motions and Cavity Dynamics".

His supervisor was Professor Odd M. Faltinsen, NTNU AMOS and Dept. of Marine Technology.