Professor Nikolaos Kyrtatos, director of the Laboratory of Marine Engineering at the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, has been named as the 2016 Marine Propulsion Lifetime Achievement Award winner for 2016. The award will be presented at a gala dinner during the European Marine Engineering Conference in Amsterdam on 13 April.
Professor Kyrtatos was nominated by the staff of Marine Propulsion magazine and – in a break from tradition – this award is being announced ahead of the Awards Dinner on 13 April in Amsterdam. The following day, Professor Kyrtatos will be interviewed by Edwin Lampert, group managing editor of Riviera Maritime Media, as part of the conference programme.
Among his many achievements, Professor Kyrtatos is a past president of the International Council on Combustion Engines (CIMAC) and co-ordinated the long-term Hercules R&D project to develop new technologies for marine engines. He has also directed international projects on marine engine emissions and is an expert on many topics, including engine modelling and simulation, remote machinery monitoring and integrated ship control systems.
Riviera Maritime Media’s executive editor Paul Gunton said that Professor Kyrtatos had influenced many leading marine engineers and had made an impact on many aspects of marine technology. “We are honoured that he has accepted our nomination,” Mr Gunton said.
The Awards dinner will take place during the two-day European Marine Engineering Conference, which is addressing current and future marine engineering concepts. Full details of how to attend the conference can be found on our website.