SMI Forum 2023

SMI Forum 2023

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Themed “Towards Maritime Net Zero: R&D Pathways to 2030 and Beyond”, this year’s Singapore Maritime Institute’s (SMI) Annual Forum will bring together academia experts, industry professionals and government leaders to discuss challenges and opportunities in the net zero transition, and R&D’s contributions to accelerate Maritime Singapore and global maritime decarbonisation efforts.

Here’s what awaits you:

  • Insights from academia, industry experts and thought leaders on the latest research and innovations in maritime decarbonisation
  • Updates on the technologies being researched and developed as possible options for achieving net-zero emissions
  • View an exhibition showcase featuring selected research projects by the various local Centres of Excellence and Research Institutes
  • Engage with professionals, industry leaders and academia experts who share a similar passion for a green maritime future

Come and join us at the SMI Forum 2023 and listen to the brightest minds from the industry and renowned local and overseas universities.



9.00am – 9.30am
SMI Forum Registration
Morning Coffee and Tea

9.30am – 9.35am
Opening Remarks
Mr Tan Cheng Peng
Executive Director, Singapore Maritime Institute

9.35am – 9.50am
Welcome Address
Professor Low Teck Seng
Chairman, Singapore Maritime Institute

9.50am – 10.00am
Opening Address
Mr Teo Eng Dih
Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

10.00am – 10.20am
Mr Kenneth Lim
Assistant Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

10.00am – 10.20am
Mr Kenneth Lim
Assistant Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

10.20am – 10.30am
Presentation of SMI Fellows Award

10.30am – 10.45am
Signing Ceremonies – Letter of Award

10.45am – 11.30am
Keynote Presentation: State of Clean Energy Technology
Professor Jessika Trancik
Professor, MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

11.30am – 1.15pm
SMI Research Showcase
Networking Lunch

1.15pm – 2.00pm
Panel Discussion

Associate Professor Kenneth Low, Cluster Director in the Engineering Cluster, Singapore Institute of Technology

• Professor Jessika Trancik, Institute for Data, Systems and Society, MIT
• Dr Gui Hai, Vice President and Head of Global Simulation Center, American Bureau of Shipping
• Mr Kevin Daffey, Vice President, NautIQ Solutions and Governmental Engineering, Rolls-Royce, Power Systems Division
• Mr Kenneth Widell, Senior Project Manager, Sustainable Fuels & Decarbonisation, Wärtsilä
• Mr Niels de Boer, Chief Operations Officer, Energy Research Institute, NTU
• Dr Imran Ibrahim, Programme Director, Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development Centre of Excellence

2.00pm – 2.15pm
Mitigation technology and environmental impact from ammonia bunkering release
Dr Liu Ming
Research Lead
Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development Centre of Excellence

2.15pm – 2.30pm
Maritime decarbonisation – Sustainable biofuel strategies
Dr Hanson Lee
CEO and Co-Founder
Green COP Pte Ltd

2.30pm – 2.45pm
Research on low carbon energy technologies at Imperial College London
Professor Nigel Brandon
Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Professor of Sustainable Development in Energy, Department of Earth Science & Engineering
Imperial College London

2.45pm – 3.00pm
Digital tools to enhance sustainable performance of vessels
Dr Bhushan Taskar
Centre of Excellence for Autonomous & Remotely Operated Vessels

3.00pm – 3.15pm
Coffee and Tea Break

3.15 – 3.30pm
An Integrated Model for Maritime Emission Reduction (AIMMER)
Associate Professor Ng Szu Hui
Head, Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management, College of Design and Engineering, National University of Singapore; and
Research Track Leader, Centre for Maritime Studies

3.30pm – 3.45pm
Embracing technologies to enhance competencies for a sustainable industry
Mr Daniel Zhang
Centre Director
Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety

3.45pm – 4.00pm
Biofuel compatibility study for next generation multipurpose port operations
Dr Bai Qiao Wen
Research Fellow
Centre of Excellence in Modelling and Simulation for Next Generation Ports

4.00pm – 4.15pm
Global collaboration responding to global challenges
Dr Mikael Lind
(Adjunct) Professor in Maritime Informatics
Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) and Chalmers University of Technology

4.15pm – 4.30pm
Just-In-Time arrival: Practical improvement for maritime decarbonisation leveraging on Maritime AI
Dr Nguyen Son
Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR

Closing Remarks
Mr Tan Cheng Peng
Executive Director, Singapore Maritime Institute

Pre-registration to attend the session is required.

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Date And Time

06 Nov 2023 to
06 Nov 2023

Registration End Date

06 Nov 2023

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