Mirek Kaminski

Next Lunch Lecture

Prof.dr.ir. Mirek Kaminski

Monday 27 February | 12:45 - 12:45 
Location: TU Delft; 3ME; Hall D

The Ocean Energy platform and Delft Energy Initiative would like to invite you to the lunch lecture of Ocean Energy The  lectures have the format of a short lecture with lots of room for discussion. For more information about Ocean Energy and the upcoming lectures please check the website www.oceanenergy.tudelft.nl

• The lunch lectures are free of charge but registration is obligatory.

Title: Our Oceans Challenge – delivering solutions for sustainable offshore

Abstract
How to make the offshore industry sustainable?  What challenges do we face and to which one should we respond? How the social media can be employed for soliciting ideas globally? What is Our Ocean Challenge? What are examples of submitted solutions? What next? are examples of questions which Mirek will answer in the first part of his lecture. He will continue with sharing his experience with contributing to OOC and repeat his call for action http://www.3me.tudelft.nl/nl/actueel/laatste-nieuws/artikel/detail/call-for-action-come-join-our-oceans-challenge. Finally, he will present an idea of how the offshore industry can preserve the existing global hydrocarbon-driven transportation means and infrastructure and, in the same time, can lower the global emission of carbon dioxide.

Biography
Since 2011 Mirek Kaminski has been a full-time professor in the field of ship and offshore structures at Delft University of Technology. He graduated in 1980 from the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin (Poland). Mirek then continued his research into the strength of ship and offshore structures, and in 1992, he received his doctorate from the Delft University of Technology, having defended his thesis on the cyclic compression of imperfect plates, which involved experimental and numerical investigations. Mirek went on to successfully develop advanced structural consulting at Nevesbu and helped move its naval consulting services towards the offshore industry. At Nevesbu, Mirek gained experience in practical design of ship and offshore structures. In 2000, he joined MARIN. His understanding of the uncertainties that designers face helped him to identify and initiate successful joint industry projects (JIPs). He initiated, carried out and managed large, international and multidisciplinary JIPs, such as Sloshel, Valid and Monitas. All of these JIPs involved complex and robust full-scale measurements.

Mirek maintains a professional worldwide network including representatives from all marine stakeholders, including oil and gas companies, shipyards, operators, research institutes, universities and class societies. In the period 2011-2016 he was the chairman of the Royal Dutch Society of Naval Architects. He is the chairman of the International Ship & Offshore Structure Congress (ISSC). He is a member of scientific advisory committees of MARIN, The Ocean Cleanup and Bureau Veritas Benelux. He is also a board member of Our Oceans Challenge. 

His continuous professional development is in the field of ship and offshore structures, with a focus on fatigue, material and fabrication factors, hydro-structural interaction and ultimate strength. His ship and offshore structures team at TU Delft focuses on limit states and structural longevity. The research is facilitated by several publicly and/or privately funded research projects. Mirek has published more than 30 papers in the field. He supervises a dozen of PhD students and numerous Master’s graduate students.

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