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Roger I. Basu

Associate Professor of Naval Architecture


M.Sc. Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Ph.D. University of Western Ontario, Canada 

Appointments at Webb Institute:
Associate Professor 2012 - present

Other Professional Experience:
American Bureau of Shipping, Houston TX, 1997-2012
MIL Systems Engineering, Ottawa, Canada, 1987-1997

Courses Taught, 2012 to Present:
Ship Structures
Engineering Novel Concepts
Physics 1
Strength of Materials

Professional Registration:
Professional Engineer, Province of Ontario, Canada 

Important Publications and Presentations, 2008 to Present:
B. Wang, R. Basu, A. Jha, and S. Winterstein, Reliability Analysis Of Ice Loads On Arctic Offshore Structures, Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions, Montreal, Canada, July 10-14, 2011

R. Basu, J. Dolny, G. Igloliorte and C. Daley, A Systematic Approach for Determining Critical Ice-structure Interaction Scenarios for Arctic Offshore Structures, Poster at OTC Arctic Technology Conference, Houston, TX, 7-9 February 2011

R. Basu and J. Dolny, Ice-Structure Interaction: Design Scenarios for Offshore Structures, Workshop on Ice-resistant Platforms in The Bohai Sea: Field Experience & Measurements, Singapore, 13-14 January 2011

R. Basu, Drillships For The Arctic - Global Ice Loads, 6th Annual Arctic Shipping Summit, Helsinki, Finland, 27 - 29 April 2010  

R. Basu, Challenges for designers and operators of Arctic offshore installations - A Class society perspective, Arctic Oil & Gas North America 2010 Conference, Houston, TX, 26 & 27 April 2010

R. Basu, Towards Practical Guidelines for Ice Management, 2nd Annual Conference Arctic Shipping North America Post-Conference Seminar, St. John’s, Canada, 8 October 2009

S. Liu, H. Yu and R. Basu, Plastic Grillage Analysis For Ship Structure Under Ice Loads, Royal Institute of Naval Architects International Conference on Ship and Offshore Technology - Ice Class Vessels, Busan, Korea, 28-29 September 2009.

Roger I. Basu and Kenneth Richardson, New Challenges in the Arctic Offshore: A Classification Society Perspective, Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, TX, USA, 4-7 May 2009

Professional Development Activities:
Chairman, 10th International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and Other
Floating Structures (PRADS), Houston, 2007

Honors and Professional Recognition:
Member, Editorial Board “Marine Structures”
Former Principal Member, Ship Structure Committee

Professional Membership:
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
American Society of Naval Engineers
American Society of Mechanical Engineers