Henk Prins studied Applied Mathematics at Delft University of Technology. He then focused on numerical modelling of ship motions in waves, completing a PhD in 1995. He moved to MARIN, where he become involved in software development, of both numerical tools and user interfaces. He managed the software development department for 6 years, while managing large projects on full-mission bridge simulators and on design tools. Since 2007 he manages the R&D department of MARIN. This department is mainly focusing on advanced numerical tools and their validation with experiments. Henk is heavily involved in European research projects, and has lead two large projects on ship propulsion. He chaired the European research association “Vessels for the Future”, bringing together all maritime stakeholders, such as yards, suppliers, research institutes, academia, and class societies. He is currently chairing the research association Waterborne Technology Platform, that is defining a research agenda for the whole waterborne sector, which includes inland and maritime transport, blue growth, and ports and logistics. At national level, he participated in setting up research roadmaps such as “De Nationale Wetenschapsagenda”.
Dec 15, 2017
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Apr 18, 2016
In EU FP7 project SONIC, partners set out in October 2012 to study the underwater radiated noise of...