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Prof. Zhen Gao is a professor of marine structures at the Department of Marine Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). His main research areas include coupled dynamic analysis of offshore renewable energy devices; marine operations related to installation and maintenance for offshore wind turbines and other ocean renewable energy devices; probabilistic modeling and analysis of wind- and wave-induced loads and load effects in offshore structures; fatigue and ultimate structural reliability assessment of offshore platforms and mooring systems.
He has participated and is now participating in several European and Norwegian research projects and educational programs on marine structures and offshore renewable energy, and he has published 164 peer-reviewed papers. He is a member of the Specialist Committee V.4 Offshore Renewable Energy in the International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC) for 2009-2012 (committee member) and 2012-2015, 2015-2018 (committee chair).