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Dr Eduardo Minguito Cardeña reflects on his 40-year career as he retires from NAVANTIA

AuthorsHelen Hill (maritime journalist)
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 128
Date21 Jan 2020
Dr Eduardo Minguito Cardeña, Head of Tests and New Technologies Department at Spanish shipbuilder NAVANTIA, is a familiar face to anyone involved in CRS and he has been a regular visitor to MARIN for more than 35 years. On the eve of his retirement Report interviewed Eduardo about his views on the growth of CFD use and why he has always chosen to return to MARIN over the decades, and also if it will be possible to leave hydrodynamics behind as he embarks on a new phase of life.


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Klaas Kooiker

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Eduardo estimates that he has probably seen 150 vessels built over the decades, and laughs that perhaps he is not the easiest person to interview because his career is ‘a game of two halves’ – from 1981 he worked with Astilleros Españoles (AESA) building merchant ships and
then from 2005, he has led the Engineering and Innovation Direction Department at NAVANTIA where most of his work concerned navy ships and consequently, remains confidential.

Dr Eduardo Minguito Cardeña

stability, seakeeping and ocean engineeringcfd/simulation/desk studiesdefencemodel testing