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Dr Charles Badoe MSc, PhD, MRINA

Consulting Engineer

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Charles is a Consulting Engineer within Rifi. He is also a Visiting Lecturer in the Fluid Structure Interactions group, contributing to research activities within the group in areas of energy efficient shipping and teaching at the undergraduate and masters level module in Marine Engineering. Charles expertise in fluid flow (around ships and other maritime vehicles) and structural analysis, combined with his extensive experience, understanding of life at sea has seen him working on a number of projects since joining Rifi including others outside his own area of expertise.

 Charles graduated in 2011 from the University of Southampton with an MSc in Maritime Engineering Science.This was followed by a Ph.D at the same institution focusing on the development of computational tools to predict the powering performance of ships. In 2014, he was appointed as a Research Fellow with the Fluid Structure Interactions group and joined the Rifi the following year as a Consulting Engineer. Previously, Charles spent six years as a marine engineer working on various vessel types within the merchant navy and with the Ministry of Defence, UK.

Research interests


Oil carriers cargo holds retrofit (current)

Technical and testing  expertise and project lead investigating a novel maritime engineering solution which would enable crude oil carriers to be multi-purposed in terms of the cargo they can carry.

Selected Consultancy Reports

Investigating and testing of a novel crude oil carrier cargo tank design. 21/01/2015. Rifi Report.

Full-scale CFD analysis of a tanker ship operating at different speeds and displacement conditions.  21/03/2017. Rifi Report.

1.  Supports third-year and MSc marine engineering project supervision

2.  Authored numerous papers published in prestigious journals and conference proceedings

3.  Analyzed and successfully programmed a software to meet clients requirement

4.  Reviewer for the journal of Ocean engineering

Dr Charles Badoe
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