Prof. Dezhi Ning, Deputy Director of Hydraulic Engineering and Vice Dean of State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore Engineering (SLCOE) at Dalian University of Technology (DUT), received PhD from DUT of Coastal and Offshore Engineering in 2005.
Afterwards, he worked as a postdoc at Department of Engineering Science at Oxford University from 2005 to 2007. Prof.
Ning currently serves as the Head of Offshore Renewable Energy Research Centre at DUT, leading one of the top research groups on wave hydrodynamics and wave energy conversion (WEC) in China. He is the Principal Investigator for four NSFC projects on nonlinear wave interaction with marine structures, interaction of extreme wave and uniform current with offshore structures, interaction of extreme wave and moored body, and hydrodynamics of floating OWC Wave Energy Convertor. He also leads a collaborative grant by NSFC and RS for survivability and hydrodynamics of a fixed OWC device, and a Royal Academy of Engineering Project under Newton Fund for the integration of WECs and floating breakwaters. At present, He has published over 120 peer-reviewed journal/conference papers in proposed areas, and chaired UK-China Tidal Energy Collaborative Workshop in 2015 and 32nd International Workshop of Water Waves and Floating Bodies in 2017.