National Technical University of Athens

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is the oldest technical university in Greece (est. 1836). NTUA is ranked no.10 between 100 Universities in the European Research Ranking 2010. Since 2000, NTUA has participated in 617 EC projects and was Coordinator in 76 EC projects.

The Laboratory of Marine Engineering (LME) is part of the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. The Laboratory personnel includes academic and research staff, doctoral students, as well as administrative and technical staff. The activities of LME are focused on Marine Propulsion System Research, with particular emphasis on experimental and theoretical investigations of engine/load dynamics. The research spectrum at LME covers marine propulsion and auxiliary engines, shipboard mechanical and electrical systems and advanced control systems for marine diesel engines.

The Laboratory is equipped with a state-of-the-art engine testing facility, comprising 2 marine diesel engines coupled to electrical and hydraulic dynamometers, allowing complex transient loadings. The Laboratory's computing facilities have been used in the development of advanced simulation codes for engine design as well as the implementation of propulsion optimisation software for performance and emissions prediction of marine propulsion plants.

The Laboratory is engaged in numerous research and development projects sponsored by Government, the Industry, the European Union and other International Organisations. At the same time, the Laboratory maintains close links with the industry and provides consulting services to the international maritime community.

LME is part of the Center of Excellence, supported by Lloyds Register Educational Trust, and participates in the areas of ship propulsion simulation and energy efficiency and emissions measurements.