Primary Research Areas

​STL's primary research areas of interest are the following:
  • Welding Science and Technology

  • Materials Science and Technology, Thermal Treatments and their applications in Marine and Mechanical Engineering Structures

  • Composite Materials and their applications in Marine Structures

  • Hybrid metal-to-composite adhesive joints

  • Structural Analysis and Design of Marine Structures

  • Corrosion and Protection of Metallic Materials

  • Non-destructive Testing of Materials

  • Failure Analysis of Marine and Mechanical Engineering Components

  • Structural Health Monitoring of ship hulls

  • Model-driven and data-driven structural digital twins

  • Probabilistic, statistical and machine learning data processing

The Shipbuilding Technology Laboratory participates in several European and National Competitive Research Projects, in some of which acting as coordinator.

Within the framework of these research projects, STL has developed international partnerships with Universities, research centers and companies that promote research, including: MIT, Ecole Centrale de Paris, CETIM, ENSMP, CTIF, IST, QinetiQ, Fincantieri, IFREMER, CETENA, Odense Shipyards, CNIM, ETH Zurich, TUHH, Imperial College, DTU, Riso Laboratories, HUT, Chalmers University, ENIM, Gaz de France, TNO, DNV, RINA, LRS, etc.