Ulrik D. Nielsen
In 2005, Ulrik Dam Nielsen obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Section of Coastal, Maritime and Structural Engineering at DTU Mechanical Engineering. After four years as Post Doc. and assistant professor at DTU, Ulrik joined, in 2009, the faculty of DTU Mechanical Engineering as an associate professor. Research and teaching is primarily about wave-ship interactions with a main focus on onboard monitoring and decision support systems for safe and efficient marine operations. In the research, several topics are addressed, including analysis of full-scale measurements, in-situ estimation of the sea state at the location of an advancing vessel, fatigue damage accumulation in the hull girder, numerical models for the prediction of ship responses.
Ulrik is a board member of the Danish Society of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and is currently chairman of the Standing Committee of the International Symposium of Practical Design of Ships and Other Floating Structures (PRADS), which will be organised in Copenhagen in September 2016.