The Hamburg Ship Model Basin

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Managing Director

Prof. Dr. Janou Hennig joined HSVA as a managing director in February 2015. She has a background in applied mathematics from Technische Universität Berlin in Germany. Already during her studies she got involved in the world of model testing and large scale wave generation which drove her to further specialize in ocean engineering during her research within several joint industry projects. This brought her to HSVA for the first time in 1999 where she was in charge of the deterministic wave generation for an exciting cooperation on computer controlled capsizing tests.

In 2005, she received a doctor’s degree from Technische Universität Berlin and was subsequently awarded the Georg Weinblum Award and became a Werner‐von‐Siemens „Young Academic“ for her dissertation on „Generation and Analysis of Harsh Wave Environments“.

In 2005, she joined MARIN, where she was in charge of projects on scale model testing and computer simulations for the international maritime industry. Her specialization on the modelling of environmental conditions led to her involvement in and management of large industry research initiatives. She was senior project manager at MARIN’s Offshore department until she moved on as team leader of the R&D department. Janou Hennig is honorary professor at the Universities of Duisburg‐Essen.