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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Richard Bucknall

  • Professor of Marine Systems & Director of Research
  • UCL Mechanical Engineering

Contact Professor Bucknall

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Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 | Thursday 16:00 - 17:00

About Professor Bucknall

Currently Professor of Marine and Power Systems Engineering and the department’s Director of Research , Professor Bucknall specialises in marine engineering, autonomy and propulsion engineering. He currently runs three technology research groups working in the fields of low carbon shipping, hybrid propulsion using fuel cells, and navigation solutions to autonomous surface vessel. His current sponsors include EPSRC, InnovateUK, and ONR (USA) and he works with global companies and organisations including UK MOD, Rolls Royce and BMT.

He is an active member of several organisations including IET, IEEE, IMarEST and SNAME. He is co-editor of the Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology. He currently serves as an external examiner at Southampton University.

Additional non-UCL roles

Visiting Professor Stevens Institute of Technology

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