Björn Kjerfve

President (2009 - 31 May 2014) and Professor
United States
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Björn Kjerfve

President (2009 - 31 May 2014) and Professor
United States
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Ph.D. Marine Science, Louisiana State University;M.S. Oceanography, University of Washington;B.A. Mathematics, Georgia Southern College

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Dr. Kjerfve returned to his native country of Sweden as President of the World Maritime University in 2009. He is the former Dean of the College of Geosciences and was a Professor of Oceanography at Texas A&M University, 2004-2009. While at Texas A&M, he oversaw four academic departments, the Texas Sea Grant Program, and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), including the 475’ocean sciences drilling vessel, D/V JOIDES Resolution. Kjerfve was previously Professor of Marine and Geological Sciences at the University of South Carolina, 1973-2004, and served as the Director of the Marine Science Program, 2000-2004. He received Ph.D., M.S., and B.A. degrees from Louisiana State University (Marine Sciences), University of Washington (Oceanography), and Georgia Southern University (Mathematics), respectively.

Professor Kjerfve’s expertise is coastal and estuarine physical oceanography. He has published some 12 books and 250 scientific journal papers, book chapters, and reports; has supervised 14 Ph.D. dissertations and 24 M.S. theses, and taught more than 6,000 oceanography students. His research includes problem-solving in estuarine and coastal waters as well as climate change and has attracted $20 million in research funding for 90 projects. Dr. Kjerfve’s field research has taken place along the East and Gulf coasts of the USA, the Caribbean, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Thailand, Malaysia, the Persian Gulf, Papua New Guinea, and Australia. Dr. Kjerfve was elected as a corresponding member of the Academia Brasileira de Ciências, the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in 2012.

Dr. Kjerfve returned to his native country of Sweden as President of the World Maritime University in 2009. He is the former Dean of the College of Geosciences and was a Professor of Oceanography at Texas A&M University, 2004-2009. While at Texas A&M, he oversaw four academic departments, the Texas Sea Grant Program, and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), including the 475’ocean sciences drilling vessel, D/V JOIDES Resolution. Kjerfve was previously Professor of Marine and Geological Sciences at the University of South Carolina, 1973-2004, and served as the Director of the Marine Science Program, 2000-2004. He received Ph.D., M.S., and B.A. degrees from Louisiana State University (Marine Sciences), University of Washington (Oceanography), and Georgia Southern University (Mathematics), respectively.

Professor Kjerfve’s expertise is coastal and estuarine physical oceanography. He has published some 12 books and 250 scientific journal papers, book chapters, and reports; has supervised 14 Ph.D. dissertations and 24 M.S. theses, and taught more than 6,000 oceanography students. His research includes problem-solving in estuarine and coastal waters as well as climate change and has attracted $20 million in research funding for 90 projects. Dr. Kjerfve’s field research has taken place along the East and Gulf coasts of the USA, the Caribbean, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Thailand, Malaysia, the Persian Gulf, Papua New Guinea, and Australia. Dr. Kjerfve was elected as a corresponding member of the Academia Brasileira de Ciências, the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in 2012.

Emergent Technologies and Maritime Transport: Challenges and Opportunities
Tiago Fonseca, Khanssa Lagdami, Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs
Proceedings of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) Conference
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115-128
Assessing Innovation in Transport: An Application of the Technology Adoption (TechAdo) Model to Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS)
Tiago Fonseca, Khanssa Lagdami, Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs
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Study on social aspects within the maritime transport sector
Laura Carballo Piñeiro, Tiago Fonseca, Khanssa Lagdami
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Pub-000017
A Schönborn
Fuel
165
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389-396
Pub-000013
A Schönborn, M.D. Le, R. Fournet, P.-A. Glaude, V. Warth, B. Sirjean
Energy & Fuels
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12704–12713
Pub-000011
A Schönborn
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
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Pub-000001
A. Schönborn, MD Le, R Fournet, PA Glaude, V Warth, B Sirjean
Combustion and Flame
205
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466-483
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