Professor Dominic Hudson

Professor Dominic Hudson

Shell Professor in Ship Efficiency

Research interests

  • All aspects of hydrodynamics, 
  • particularly as related to ship design,
  • operation for energy efficiency. 

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Dominic is Shell Professor of Ship Safety and Efficiency at the University of Southampton and leads the Centre for Maritime Futures.

He has research interests in all aspects of hydrodynamics, particularly as related to ship design and operation for energy efficiency. Dominic advises Shell Shipping and Maritime on ship efficiency, decarbonisation, performance management and future ship designs.

Dominic is a member of the Performance Sports Engineering laboratory, working with the English Institute of Sport and British Swimming and has supervised research in sports ranging from sailing to Bob Skeleton.

He is head of the Maritime Engineering group and a member of the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute.

Dominic teaches in the areas of ship design, prediction of ship power requirements and hydrodynamics.