Background and activities

Active Courses

BSc Courses:

  • IP200117 Skipsdesign III - Prosjektering (HØST) - with Øyvind Kamsvåg
  • IP300315 Studiepoenggivende praksis (HØST)
  • SKID1001 Skipsdesign I (VÅR) - with Håvard Lien

MSc Courses:

  • IP500616 Systems Engineering Applied to Maritime Engineering (HØST)
  • IP500817 Scientific theory and methods (HØST)
  • IP505614 - Virtual Prototype and Digitalisation of Marine Design and Operations (HØST) - with Pierre Major, OSC
  • Courses organized due to coordination of the MSc programs(HØST/VÅR): IP506114 Best Practice - Marine engineering internship, IP506215 Scientific Research Project Internship, IP501909 1 MSc thesis, discipline oriented (120ECTS), IP502009 - MSc thesis, professional master (90 ECTS)
  • Supervision of 25+ MSc candidates

PhD Course: 

  • TS8001 Maritime Systems Design and Methods (VÅR) - with Hans Petter Hildre


Previous Courses

  • TS501418 - Operations Management and Flexibility (Høst 2019)
  • IP500415 - Computer Aided Engineering (with Karl Henning Halse - HØST 2015)
  • Introduction to Matlab (HiÅ with Karl Henning Halse)
  • Ship Design I (HiÅ with Arne Jan Solied)
  • Ship Design II (HiÅ with Arne Jan Solied)
  • Strength Calculations (HiÅ with Arne Jan Solied)
  • Best Practice - Design Visualization and 3D Animation


Current PhD Candidates 

  • Ícaro A. Fonseca - Digital Twin Ship: A Standard for Lifecycle Data Format
  • Raheleh Kari - Human in the Loop for Remote Ship Operations
  • Mehrnoosh Nickpasand - Agility in Offshore Wind Systems (Industrual PhD)
  • Brian Murray -  Machine Learning for Enhanced Maritime Situation Awareness: Leveraging Historical AIS Data for Ship Trajectory Prediction (co-supervision - PhD defended in May 2021)

Participation in 10 evaluation committees for PhD since 2016.


Active Research Projects:

  • EDIS, Efficient Data Integration in Ship Design (Ulstein International AS) - Project Manager
  • INTPART BN Subsea Part II USP-IHB Subproject (Workpackage Coordinator)
  • SFI Move (diverse roles)
  • Markon -  Advanced data Analytics Framework for Ship Energy Efficiency (Workpackage Coordinator)


Finished Research Projects (highlights):

  • EMIS, Efficient Modular Integration of Systems in Ship Design (Ulstein International AS) - Project Manager 2014- 2016
  • ABD - ShipEva, evakueringsløsning (ABD AS) - Project Manager
  • INTPART BN Subsea USP-IHB Subproject (Workpackage Coordinator)
  • Senketunnel - VRI - Project Manager 2014/2015
  • Markom 2020 - HSN/NTNU (Workpackage Coordinator) - 2016/2017


Administrative Tasks:





Associate Professor in Ship Design at the Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering, NTNU (Norway) since 2013. The professorship was connected to the Ship Design Chair at the Maritime Knowledge Hub, sponsored by Ulstein Group (2013-2018).

Former program coordinator for the MSc in Ship Design and MSc in Product and Systems Design at IHB (2016-2021).

Active research and coordination activities on the FABLAB and Ship Design and Operations lab at NTNU in Ålesund. Special interest in open and collaborative applications for the digitalization of the ship design activity. Main coordinator of the Vessel.JS library.

Education consists of a PhD degree in Marine Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, IMT (2012). Part of the PhD developed at the Systems Engineering Advancement Research Initiative (SEAri) at MIT, with complex system engineering methods applied to the maritime case (2010-2011). Visiting lecturer and research collaboration with the Marine Research Group at UCL (2016 and 2019).

Previous experience as Senior Consultant at Det Norske Veritas (Norway, 2012-2013).

Previous experience in Oil & Gas in Brazil, at the TPN - Numerical Offshore Model Basin in Brazil (partnership with Petrobras, University of São Paulo and other research institutes in Brazil). Master in engineering (2yrs) and Diploma Engineering (5yrs) in Naval Architecture and Maritime Engineering at University of São Paulo, Brazil. Born in 1979.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

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  • Ferrari de Oliveira, Felipe; Gaspar, Henrique Murilo. (2021) Ship Manoeuvring - Markom project 70443123 Advanced data Analytics Framework for Ship Energy Efficiency (ADAF) - NTNU Work-package. NTNU, Online. 2021.
  • Fonseca, Icaro Aragao; Nordby, Kjetil; Gaspar, Henrique Murilo; Ferrari de Oliveira, Felipe. (2021) Ship in Manoeuvring (OpenBridge case). NTNU, Online. 2021.
  • Gaspar, Henrique Murilo. (2021) Vessel.JS. Github, Online. 2021.
  • Gaspar, Henrique Murilo. (2019) (Organization). 1st Symposium on Open and Collaborative Ship Design ; 2019-06-25 - 2019-06-25.
  • Chaves, Olivia; Gaspar, Henrique Murilo; Borgen, Henning. (2018) An Open and Collaborative Knowledge-Based Approach for Automated Design of Hull Scantlings. International Conference on Ships and Offshore Structures ICSOS 2018 . Chalmers University; Gothenburg. 2018-09-17 - 2018-09-19.
  • Chaves, Olivia; Gaspar, Henrique Murilo; Borgen, Henning. (2018) Hull Scantlings Design Assistant. NTNU, Ålesund. 2018.
  • Gaspar, Henrique Murilo. (2018) Virtual simulation of complex subsea operations. INTPART Subsea . NTNU / USP; Trondheim. 2018-06-07 - 2018-06-08.
  • Abbasiyan, Niki; Gaspar, Henrique Murilo; Brett, Per Olaf; Salajegheh, Afshin. (2017) Improving early OSV design robustness by applying 'Multivariate Big Data Analytics' on a ship ́s life cycle. 5th International Conference on Enterprise Systems ; 2017-09-22 - 2017-09-24.