Dr. Wei Qiu is Professor and Head of Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering, Memorial University. His research is in the area of marine hydrodynamics and its applications to ships and offshore structures. He specializes in solving fluid-structure interaction problems using experimental and numerical methods including CFD and potential-flow-based methods. Dr. Qiu has led numerous projects in partnership with the marine and offshore industry, government agencies and private sectors, including propeller vortex flow and noise, ship hull form optimization, effect of manufacturing defects on propeller cavitation performance, and energy saving for Newfoundland fishing vessels. Dr. Qiu has served as Chair of the ITTC Ocean Engineering Committee for three terms and served on the Specialist Committee on Power Performance Prediction. He has published over 130 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and holds patents. Dr. Qiu is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and a fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). He has also served as the Regional Vice President (Atlantic North) of SNAME.