Author Details

Odd M. Faltinsen

Odd Faltinsen was born in 1944, and obtained a cand. real. in applied mathematics, the University of Bergen in 1968 and a PhD in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 1971 at the University of Michigan. He is now Professor of Marine Hydrodynamics with sea loads on all kinds of marine structures and hydroelasticity as his main research fields. He has been member of 5 International Towing Tank Conferences (ITTC) committees including 2 as chairman, and 3 International Ship Structure Committees (ISSC) dealing with sea loads. Faltinsen is elected a member of the Norwegian Academy for Technical Sciences, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters and foreign member of the National Academy of Engineering, US. He is a fellow of Royal Institute of Naval Architecture and has been appointed in the honorary position as Visiting Professor at University College London from 2006. He has been visiting professor 3 times 1-year periods at MIT, US and 3 months at the Research Institute of Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, Japan. He has educated 38 dr. ing. and is presently supervising 11 dr. ing. students. He has been host for about 20 researchers (post. doc. fellows and professors) from Japan, France, Italy, Ukraina and US. Faltinsen is the author of the textbook Sea loads on Ships and Offshore Structures (Cambridge Univ. Press), which is extensively used across the world, and has also been translated into Korean and is going to be translated into Chinese.