Wei Qiu

Wei Qiu

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

  • Department Head, Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering
Contact Information
Ph: 709-864-4303
Em: qiuw[at]mun.ca
Office: EN4032E
Personal Profile

I obtained a B.A.Sc. in naval architecture in 1990 and a M.A.Sc. in ship structural mechanics in 1993 both from Dalian University of Technology, China. I received a PhD in marine hydrodynamics from the Mechanical Engineering Department of Dalhousie University in 2001. Before joining Memorial University, I worked at Martec Limited as a senior hydrodynamicist and then as a product manager for seakeeping software. For three years prior to that, I worked as a hydrodynamicist at the Centre for Marine Vessel Development and Research at Dalhousie University.

I joined Memorial's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science in 2004 as an assistant professor of ocean and naval architectural engineering. In 2007, I was promoted to associated professor, and in 2013 I was promoted to professor.

My research is in the area of marine hydrodynamics and its applications to ships and offshore structures, and I specialize in solving fluid-structure interaction problems using experimental and numerical methods including CFD and potential-flow-based methods. I have been involved in numerous projects with the marine and offshore industry, government agencies and private sectors, including wave/body interaction, hydrodynamics of deepwater platforms, mooring line dynamics, slamming, propeller vortex flow, vortex-induced vibration of marine risers and ship hull-form optimization. I was recently awarded a large NSERC CREATE Program on Offshore Technology Research.

I have been serving as Chair of the ITTC Ocean Engineering Committee, and served on the Specialist Committee on Power Performance Prediction. I serve as associate editor of ASME Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering. I have published many papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and hold patents. In addition, I have developed a few software packages which are used by the marine and offshore industry.

I am a fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and a fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). I have been serving as the Regional Vice President (Atlantic North) of SNAME since 2014. I was the chair of the 34th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (OMAE), 2015.


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