Heather Peng

Heather Peng

B.Sc., M.A.Sc. (Dalian University of Technology), PhD (Dalhousie), P.Eng.

  • Associate Professor
Contact Information
Ph: 709-864-6795
Em: hpeng[at]mun.ca
Office: EN4014
Personal Profile

I received my B.Sc. (1990) and M.A.Sc. (1993) in naval architecture from Dalian University of Technology, China and Ph.D. (2001) in naval architecture/marine hydrodynamics from Dalhousie University. I worked as a senior hydrodynamicist with Martec Limited in Halifax from 2000 to 2004 and with Oceanic Consulting Corporation in St. John’s from 2005 to 2008. I joined Memorial University as an assistant professor in 2008 and was promoted to associate professor in 2014.

My main research expertise is in the area of marine/ship hydrodynamics and its application to ship and offshore structure design and evaluation. My research interests include numerical prediction of ship motions and wave loads, hydrodynamic interactions of multiple floating bodies in waves, coupled dynamic analysis of moored offshore structures, dynamic positioning of ships and offshore structures in waves and in ice, multi-hull ship resistance, hull form optimization, renewable wave energy converter, ship maneuvering, shallow water waves, and safety of ships and offshore structures.


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Tel: (709) 864-8000