The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) operated by Innovate (UK), sees Josef from the Maritime Engineering Group at Southampton University placed with Silverstream Technologies Ltd for the purpose of advancing machine learning and artificial intelligence within the Silverstream® System’s control and automation module. The placement will seek to embed AI techniques more widely within Silverstream’s working practices.
Josef has over 6 years’ experience (both research and industrial) in the maritime industry. He received his PhD in 2018 from the University of Southampton. His research examined the effect of slamming loads on high-speed boats through numerical modelling and full-scale experimental testing. Following this, he joined KBR as a Naval Architect specialising in the hydrodynamic, Computational Fluid Dynamic and experimental analysis of floating marine structures, particularly FPSOs, and related fluid dynamics problems.
Josef graduated with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malta in 2013. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and is currently on his path to becoming a Chartered Engineer.