David Molyneux

B.Sc. (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne), M.Sc. (University of British Columbia), PhD (Memorial)

Professional Engineer, Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Associate Professor
Contact Information

Ph: 709-864-3804
Em: david.molyneux[at]mun.ca
Office: En4032C

  • Arctic ships and structures
  • Marine hydrodynamics
  • Offshore and marine safety
  • Safety and Risk
Research Interests

Performance of ships and offshore structures in ice, safety of ships and offshore structures

Personal Profile

I recently arrived at Memorial after a career in research and consulting in both public and private sectors. I worked at NRC in St. John's from 1985 until 2008 carrying out research into a range of topics related to marine safety, hydrodynamics and performance of ships and offshore structures in ice. In 2008 I moved to Oceanic to manage the development and acquisition of computer codes for predicting the performance of ships and offshore structures in harsh environments. I joined the faculty of Memorial in 2015.


Bronze Medal from Royal Institution of Naval Architects for paper 'Flooding Protection of RO-RO Ferries'

Best paper 2013, SNAME Texas Section, Offshore Symposium 'Predicting Ice Loads on Offshore Structures' (co-authored with Don Spencer of Oceanic Consulting Corporation)

Chair, SNAME Organizing Committee for Arctic Technology Conference, 2015

Invited lecture at 'Technology Requirements for Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production in the Arctic', International Conference on Arctic Vision', 2014, Busan, Korea

Research Highlights

Numerical and experimental predictions of ice loads on ships and offshore structures.

Safety of RO-RO Ferries against flooding and capsize, after damage

Particle Image Velocimetry measurements of flow around ships with yaw angle

Performance prediction of escort tugs at large yaw angles

Safety of Fishing Vessels against capsize