Doctoral Candidate (WP1)
Giovanni Rognoni is a Ph.D. student in Engineering at the University of Trieste, Italy. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Trieste, with a thesis on the vibration assessment on a research catamaran developed in conjunction with Klaipeda University. He spent a period abroad at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. After graduation, he worked as a research assistant at the Ship Noise and Vibration Laboratory, participating in different projects. His research interests include vibration and noise prevention in marine structures, assessment of airborne and underwater radiated noise from ships, and new marine technologies. Currently, he is a visiting Ph.D. student at Memorial University, working at the Autonomous Ocean Systems Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Lorenzo Moro. His research project focuses on designing an acoustic metamaterial integrated onboard ships to reduce underwater radiated noise generated by internal machinery. The Italian university ministry selected and approved the research as a green thematic Ph.D. in the context of the National Operative Program 2014-2020, funded by the European Social Fund REACT-EU. The aim is to mitigate the ship's environmental footprint making a further step towards ocean preservation and conservation of underwater ecosystems.