George Dimopoulos is a Principal Specialist in DNVGL and Head of the Maritime R&D and Advisory unit in Piraeus, Greece. His field of expertise is the modelling and optimization of complex ship machinery systems in all ship segments, including oil tankers, bulk carriers, gas carriers and FSRUs; with aim to improve the overall competitiveness of maritime assets. He is lead researcher or project manager in various R&D, ship concept design and advisory projects working closely with major international ship owners, yards and manufacturers. George has worked in the concept design and bidding support for major new building projects and tenders assisting owners to improve the competitiveness of their assets. He has also worked closely with operators on several projects on the energy efficiency, performance improvement and troubleshooting of ship machinery systems. He also serves as an expert in assisting shipping companies to map their fleet management & performance needs and improve their monitoring and analytics systematics. George and his team aim at fusing forefront research methods and computer modelling techniques to optimize ship systems for improved performance, safety, fuel savings, emissions reductions and cost-effectiveness, in practice. He holds a PhD. in Marine Engineering and a Diploma in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering both from National Technical University of Athens, Greece. George has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed papers in scientific conferences and journals.