In a career stretching over 35 years, Indra Datta has carried out research and development on many types of surface ships and offshore platforms. After receiving Ph.D. from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1982 he joined National Research Council (NRC) of Canada’s Institute for Marine Dynamics (IMD) in St. John’s, Newfoundland where for over 15 years he performed hydrodynamic model tests and full scale sea trials on both merchant as well as naval vessels. During those years he represented Canadian Navy in NATO research projects, helped write Canadian Navy’s hydrodynamic model test & sea trials guidelines, and also taught naval architecture courses at Memorial University of Newfoundland. In 1998 he joined Spars International Inc. in Houston (later became part of Technip through successive M&As) where he worked on many early spar concept development and delivery, including several truss spars. Since then Dr. Datta has worked for several other major offshore contractors and developed expertise on hydrodynamic design of semisubmersibles and TLPs, deepwater mooring system design and delivery, offshore equipment installation, floating LNG (FLNG) vessel design, and offshore wind energy concepts.
Doctor of Philosophy – Offshore Engineering
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K.
Bachelor of Technology (honors) (equivalent to B.S.) – Naval Architecture
Indian Institute of Technology (I.T.T.) – Kharagpur, West Bengal, India
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