PhD. Degrees in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico
• Yordan Garbatov, “Reliability of Maintained Ship Structures Subjected to Corrosion and Fatigue”, concluded in 1998
• Nuno Fonseca, "Hydrodynamics of Motions and Loads in Ships Induced by Large Amplitude Waves", concluded in 2001.
• José Gordo, "Ultimate Strength of Ship Structures under Bending”, concluded in 2002.
• José Rodrigues Branco, "Methodology for the Shaping of Ship Hull Components”, concluded in 2002
• Manuel Ventura, “Data Modelling of Ship Structural Components”, concluded in 2005.
• Nian Zhong Chen, “Ultimate Strength and Reliability of Ship Hulls in Composite Materials”, concluded in 2006.
• Tiago Santos, “Dynamic Analysis and Design of Damaged Ships”, concluded in 2007.
• Ângelo Teixeira, “Risk and Reliability based Design of Marine Structures”, concluded in 2007.
• Ricardo Pascoal, “Hydrodynamics and Control of Moored Floating Platforms”, concluded in 2007.
• Sónia Ponce de Leon, “Sheltering Effect of Islands in Wave Model Predictions”, concluded in 2008.
• Lúcia Moreira, “Guidance, Control and Navigation of Autonomous Vehicles in Coastal and In Land Waters”, concluded in 2008.
• Cosmin Ciortan, “CFD Simulations of Transient Free Surface Flows around Ships”, concluded in 2008.
• Sérgio Ribeiro e Silva, “Instabilities of Non-Linear Ship Motions in Waves”, concluded in 2008.
• Arwa Hussein, “Ultimate Strength and Reliability of Intact and Damaged Ships”, concluded in 2009.
• Liliana Rusu, "Wave Modelling and Ship Response in Coastal Waters with Currents”, concluded in 2009.
• António Cacho, “Distributed Virtual Environments for the Simulation and Monitorization of Maritime Traffic”, concluded in 2010.
• Ahmed Zayed, “Reliability based Maintenance Planning of Floating Structures subjected to Corrosion and Fatigue”, concluded in 2010.
• Fábio Mineiro, “Coupled Analysis Validation of the Vertical Movements of FPSOS with Turret by Full Scale Monitoring”, double degree with Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, concluded in 2011.
• Petya G. Petrova, “Second and Third Order Models of Large and Abnormal Waves”, concluded in 2011.
• Pedro Antão, “Human Factors in the Safety of the Maritime Transportation”, concluded in 2011.
• José Miguel Varela, “Numerical simulation of ship dynamics in virtual environments”, concluded in 2012.
• Ewa Antão, “Probabilistic Models of Sea Wave Steepness”, concluded in 2012.
• Saad El-Deen, “Strength Assessment of Ageing Ship Structures”, concluded in 2012.
• Bruno Gaspar, “Reliability of Marine Structures based on Implicit Methods”, concluded in 2012.
• José L. Mantari, “Behaviour of structural components in composite materials for ship structures”, concluded in 2012.
• Richard Villavicencio, “Response of ship structural components to impact loading”, concluded in 2012.
• L. Prasad Perera, “Intelligent Guidance for Autonomous Navigation and Collision Avoidance in Maritime Transportation”, concluded in 2012.
• Carlos Silva, “Modelling the maritime transportation by containerships”, concluded in 2013.
• Maro Corak, “Probabilistic Combination of Wave and Whipping Bending Moments on Ship Structure”, double degree with University of Zagreb, concluded in 2013
• João Pessoa, “Second Order Wave Exciting Loads and Operability of Side by Side Floating Vessels in Waves”, concluded in 2013.
• Mingcai Xu “Ultimate strength and reliability of stiffened panels of ship structures”, concluded in 2013.
• Anita Santoro, “Nonlinear Random Waves in Crossing Seas and Extreme Wave groups” (Double degree with the University “Mediterranea” of Reggio Calabria, Italy), concluded in 2014.
• Cláudia Lucas, “Probabilistic Models of the wave climate”, concluded in 2014.
• Ricardo C. Martins, “Spatial analysis of extreme wave events using numerical model results”, double degree with Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, concluded in 2014.
• Xueqian Zhou, “Hydrodynamic interaction between ships maneuver in restricted waters with complex bondaries”, concluded in 2015.
• Suresh Rajendran, “Nonlinear Time domain method to calculate ship motions and structural loads in extreme seas”, concluded in 2015.
• Bin Liu, “Energy absorption of ship structural components under impact loading”, concluded in 2015.
• Albena Veltcheva, “Non-linearity and non-stationarity of sea waves”, concluded in 2016.
• José Miguel Rodrigues, “Behaviour of Damaged Ships subjected to Flooding”, concluded in 2016.
• Shan Wang, “Hydroelastic Response of Ship Structural Components Subjected to Slamming Loads”, concluded in 2016.
• Bai Qiao Chen, “Effects of weld induced distortions and residual stresses on the ultimate strength of stiffened plates”, concluded in 2016.
• José Miguel Rodrigues, “Behaviour of damaged ships subjected to flooding”, concluded in 2016.
• Huidong Zhang, “Numerical modelling of extreme waves and their effects on ships”, concluded in 2016.
• Roberto Vettor, “Ship weather routing”, concluded in 2017.
• Anna Wnek, “Ship Manoeuvrability in Wind Conditions”, concluded in 2017.
• Augusto Carreira, “A network-based model for port competitiveness”, concluded in 2018.
• Kourosh Rezanejad, “Hydrodynamic analysis of oscillating water column wave energy converters”, concluded in 2018.
• Sara Rodrigues, “Propagation of Waves Generated by Ships”, concluded in 2018.
• Marzieh Hashemzadeh Khamenei, (2018), “Numerical and experimental study of welded ship structural components”, concluded in 2018.
• C. Emre Uzunoglu, "A system for the hydrodynamic design of floating wind turbine platforms", concluded in 2019.
• Yan Dong, “Low cycle fatigue strength assessment of ship structures”, concluded in 2019.
• Navid Kharghani, “Influence of Delamination and Debonding on the Behaviour of Marine Composite Materials”, concluded in 2020.
• Hamidreza Jafaryeganeh, “Optimization of the internal hull compartment of oil tankers”, concluded in 2020.
• Baran Yeter, “Risk based maintenance planning of fixed offshore wind turbine support structures”, concluded in 2020.
• Mina Tadros, “Optimization procedures to minimize the fuel consumption of marine diesel propulsion systems”, concluded in 2020.
• Haitong Xu, “System Identification, Guidance and Control of Marine Surface Vehicles”, concluded in 2021.
• Miguel Hinostroza, “Motion planning, guidance and control system for the cooperative operation of autonomous surface vehicles”, concluded in 2021.
• Pedro Silveira, “Ship collision risk assessment based on AIS data and expert opinions, concluded in 2021.
In Preparation:
• Adriano Santos, “Maritime Transport”, started in 2015.
• Ana Rute Bento, "The impact of climate changes on wave energy potential for the Iberian Peninsula", started in 2015.
• Nádia Salvação, "Climate change impacts in the Portuguese offshore wind power resources", started in 2015.
• Fatemeh Alizadeh, “Strength and integrity of sandwich component in marine structures”, started in 2016.
• Karim Raed Hussein, “Probabilistic load models for floating offshore wind turbines”, started in 2016.
• Jorge Gadelho, “Analysis of the dynamics of the equipment of wave energy converters”, started in 2017.
• Sheng Xu, “Design of mooring systems for offshore platforms”, started in 2017.
• Hafizul Islam, “CFD modelling of the dynamics of floating bodies”, started in 2017.
• Mojtaba Kamarlouei, “Development of a two-body offshore wave energy converter concept with wave to wire constraints”, started in 2017.
• Yuchan Guo, “Wave interaction with floating and submerged breakwater”, started in 2017.
• Hao Rong, “Mapping and analysis of maritime traffic model based on AIS Data”, started in 2017.
• Xu He, “Impact Strength of Structures”, started in 2018.
• Lis Mara Rocha, “Logistics of Oil and Gas Fields”, started in 2018.
• Hugo Martinez, “Design of Wind Energy Devices”, started in 2018.
• Miguel Calvário, “Strength of components in composite materials for wave energy converters”, started in 2018.
• He Li, “Reliability and Availability of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines”, started in 2019.
• Utkarsh Bhardwaj, “Safety and reliability of existing equipment in offshore structures”, started in 2019.
• Hossam Abdelwahab, “Hybrid numerical model for the hydrodynamic interactions between ships in restricted water”, started in 2019.
• Mezut Tekgoz, “Ultimate strength assessment of ship structures subjected to wave induced loads”, started in 2019.
• Wei Xu, “Impact resistance and tolerance of composite sandwich structure”, started in 2019.
• Guilherme Clarindo Marcos, “Uncertainty of wave spectra from measurements and numerical models”, started in 2020.
• Marta Gonçalves Ribeiro, “Effect of climate change on the available wave energy in Azores and Madeira Islands”, started in 2020.
• Mauricio R. Pacheco, “Numerical analysis of the structural integrity of pipelines with different levels of damage”, started in 2020.
• Thiago S. Hallak, “Multi-degrees-of-freedom coupled dynamic simulations for hybrid wind-wave platforms”, started in 2020.
• Zhongchi Liu, “Analysis and design of structures for aquaculture offshore”, started in 2020.

PhD. Degree in Physics by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
• Paloma Izquierdo, “Analysis of Ocean Wave Fields by Nautical Radar and In-situ Measurements”. (co-supervision) concluded in 2003.

PhD. Degree in Civil Engineering, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
• Luis Manoel Paiva Nunes, “Multi-variate statistical analysis of the environment for use in offshore activities”. (co-supervision) concluded in 2009.

PhD. Degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, University of Rijeka, Croatia
• Anton Turk, “Coupled non-linear parametric resonance model of container ships”, (co-supervision), concluded in 2012

PhD. Degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Ocean University of China, Qingdao
• Liu, Wei, “Joint return values calculation of environmental conditions with maximum entropy distribution for offshore platform design”. (co-supervision), concluded in 2011.
• Yin, Qilin, “Research on the bearing capacity of spudcan and the overall stability of a jack up unit”. (co-supervision), concluded in 2018.
• Lin, Yifan, “Research on wind and wave energy assessment in the China adjacent seas based on multivariate joint probability models”. (co-supervision), concluded in 2019.

PhD. Degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
• Edalat, Pedram, “Vibration analysis of stiffened parabolic shell with application in ship structure”. (co-supervision), concluded in 2013.
• Bahmyari, Ehsan, “Uncertainty Quantification in the Dynamic Response of Marine Structures”. (co-supervision), concluded in 2017.
• Berenjkoob, Mahdi, “Numerical analysis of hydrodynamics and dynamics of a two-body point absorber wave energy converter”. (co-supervision), concluded in 2020.

PhD. Degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, China
• Wu, Bing, “Study on the emergency intervention modeling method for inland water traffic accidents”, (co-supervision), concluded in 2015.
• Liu, Kang, “The optimized method for structural damage identification based on model updating technique”, (co-supervision), concluded in 2018.

PhD. Degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Technical University of Malaysia, Malaysia
• Chee Loon, Siow, “Numerical modelling for hydrodynamic behavior of round shape FLNG interacting with LNG carrier”, (Co-supervision) concluded in 2016.

PhD. Degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
• Yang, Bin, “Dynamic response and ultimate strength of container ship hull structures under slamming loads”, (Co-supervision) concluded in 2019.