PhD student receives RINA Ian Telfer prize
Ahmed G. Elkafas, PhD student from Egypt at Università di Genova, has been awarded a prestigious international award: Ian Telfer Prize from the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) for the best-published paper in their transactions in 2022 on the subject related to the maritime environment and energy-related issues by an author under the age of thirty-five.
The prize has been awarded at the annual general meeting of RINA on Thursday, 27 April 2023.
The prize is for his contribution to the research article: Assessment of Alternative Marine Fuels from Environmental, Technical, and Economic Perspectives Onboard Ultra Large Container Ship, which was published in the Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects - International Journal of Maritime Engineering. UniGe co-authors include Aristide F. Massardo and Massimo Rivarolo.
Ahmed G. Elkafas enrolled in UniGe PhD program of Marine Sciences and Technologies (curriculum: Fluid machines and energy systems for maritime applications) in January 2022. He is a member of Thermochemical Power Group which is a research group based at Università di Genova. His research interests include energy systems, energy efficiency, decarbonization solutions, alternative fuels, and renewable energy. His Università di Genova supervisors are Aristide F. Massardo and Massimo Rivarolo from Dipartimento di ingegneria meccanica, energetica, gestionale e dei trasporti.
Royal Institution of Naval Architects is a world-renowned and highly respected international professional institution and learned society established in London in 1860 whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of all marine vessels and structures.