In recognition of his outstanding work and accomplishments in the fields of naval architecture, marine engineering, and marine transportation systems. His pioneering work on the optimization of schedules of containership liner service brough together stochastic variables, including sea conditions in a coherent and practical method. His original contributions to propeller selection methodology released the tradional procedure from the deterministic assumption of calm water conditions by successfully incorporating statistical sea conditions. His contributions to the design or containership and off shore supply vessels that now ply international waters have enriched the world's reservior of ship technological know how.
Birthdate: 20 March 1952