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Preben Terndrup Pedersen has a PhD in Solid Mechanics from DTU, and he has received a Dr. Honoris Causa from NTNU, Norway. From 1973-2010, he was a Professor of Strength of  Marine Structures at Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and he was Head of Mechanical Engineering from 2001 - 2007. He is a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. His main fields of research interest are: Load on and response of ships and offshore structures; Ship collisions and grounding; Risk analyses related to maritime activities and major bridges.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

External positions

Strategic Scientific Advisor, Wuhan University of Technology

1 Nov 2016 → …


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  • Ships, Offshore structures, Risk analysis, Grounding, Collision


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