Iosif Progoulakis is a PhD candidate at the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport of the University of the Aegean in Greece. He holds a Bachelor's degree (BEng Hons) in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the University of Lincoln, UK, an MPhil in Advanced Composite Materials from the University of Plymouth, UK and a Post Graduate Certificate from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Offshore Structures. He is currently working as a Design and Project Manager for NAVFAC (Naval Facilities Engineering Command) at U.S. Naval Support Activity Souda Bay in Crete, Greece. His experience stems from the oil and gas, aerospace, processing and construction industries in the U.K. and Greece. He has worked for Royal Dutch Shell, GKN Aerospace Services, Kimberly Clark and the United States Navy.
Mr. Progoulakis will be visiting the Stevens Institute of Technology and the Maritime Security Center, a Center of Excellence of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, for a short term research in the field of maritime security for offshore oil and gas assets. His goal is to study the security risk and vulnerability analysis methodologies applied in the U.S. academia and industry aimed at the sector of critical maritime infrastructure and specifically upstream oil and gas installations and assets against terrorism and piracy threats.
His future plans are to further expand his academic career in the research field of maritime security in the oil and gas sector by integrating Anti-Terrorism Force Protection engineering, Process Safety Management, and risk and vulnerability analysis methodologies.