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Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering

Dr Eduardo Blanco Davis

Dr Eduardo Blanco Davis

Telephone: 0151 231 2378



Dr Eddie Blanco-Davis has started his position as a lecturer and LOOM member since July 2015. Eddie obtained a BSc on Marine Engineering and Shipyard Management from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y., in 2004, and sailed shortly as a member of the engine department on different commercial containerships.

After carrying out water and fuel treatment servicing for various industry diesel power generation plants, he performed as a project manager collectively for 4 years at repair shipyards in Panama and Mexico.

He also holds an MSc and a PhD from the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

His research interests include life cycle assessment applied to shipboard operations and machinery, and marine environmental protection and regulation, including emission control, ship ballast water management and alternatives, and environmentally sound marine propulsion systems.


Spanish; Castilian


2015, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom, PhD in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
2013, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom, PgCert in Advanced Academic Studies/Research Development
2011, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom, MSc with Distinction, Technical Management of Ship Operations
2004, United States Merchant Marine Academy, United States, BSc in Marine Engineering and Shipyard Management

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in Marine and Offshore Engineering, Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations, Liverpool John Moores University, 2015 - present
Researcher, Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde, 2011 - 2014


Journal article

Djackov V, Zapnickas T, Cerka J, Mickeviciene R, Asmontas Z, Norkevicius L, Ronkaityte I, Zhou P, Blanco-Davis E. 2018. Numerical simulation of a research vessel's aftpart hull form OCEAN ENGINEERING, 169 :418-427 >DOI >Link

Fan S, Zhang J, Blanco-Davis E, Yang Z, Wang J, Yan X. 2018. Effects of seafarers' emotion on human performance using bridge simulation Ocean Engineering, 170 :111-119 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Wahab DA, Blanco-Davis E, Ariffin AK, Wang J. 2018. A review on the applicability of remanufacturing in extending the life cycle of marine or offshore components and structures Ocean Engineering, 169 :125-133 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Blanco-Davis E, Zhou P. 2014. LCA as a tool to aid in the selection of retrofitting alternatives Ocean Engineering, 77 :33-41 >DOI >Link

Blanco-Davis E, del Castillo F, Zhou P. 2014. Fouling release coating application as an environmentally efficient retrofit: a case study of a ferry type ship The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 19 :1705-1715 >DOI >Link

del Castillo F, Blanco-Davis E. 2012. Corrigendum to “Eco Innovative Refitting Technologies and Processes for Shipbuilding Industry: Project Overview” Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 48 :3700-3700 >DOI >Link

del Castillo F, Blanco-Davis E. 2012. "Eco Innovative Refitting Technologies and Processes for Shipbuilding Industry: Project Overview" Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 48 :246-255 >DOI >Link

Blanco Davis EE, Zhou P. Life Cycle Assessment as a complementary utility to regulatory measures of shipping energy efficiency Ocean Engineering,

Conference publication

Fan S, Zhang D, Blanco-Davis E, Wang J, Huang M, Zhang F, Yan X. 2016. Current Status and Framework of China's Inland Passenger Ship Safety System Zhang R, Zhang J, Hensher D, Fu X, Hua G, Tang M. 2016 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LOGISTICS, INFORMATICS AND SERVICE SCIENCES (LISS' 2016), International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Sciences (LISS) >Link

Del Castillo F, Blanco Davis E. 2014. Eco-innovación tecnológica para hacer más ‘verde’ la flota existente. Evaluación del impacto ambiental a través del análisis del ciclo de vida 53rd Marine Engineering and Industry Conference

del Castillo F, Blanco-Davis E, Estrela MA, Koch T, Mamut E. 2014. Eco innovative refitting technologies and processes for shipbuilding industry: Project results Transport Research Arena Conference (TRA2014) >Link

Blanco-Davis E, Fanelis P, Marques B, Oliveira Á, Zhou P. 2014. Energy efficiency optimisation, through the use of an absorption cooling system onboard fishing vessels Transport Research Arena Conference (TRA2014) >Link

Koch T, Blanco-Davis E, Zhou P. 2013. Analysis of Economic and Environmental Performance of Retrofits using Simulation Bertram V. Conference in Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT) :225-237 >Link


Blanco-Davis E. 2015. An investigation into LCA as a complementary utility to regulatory measures of shipping efficiency >Link

Blanco-Davis E. 2011. Life Cycle Assessment: A Comparative Assertion Between Ballast Water Treatment Systems Onboard A Case Vessel. MSc Thesis


Blanco-Davis E. 2014. LCA impact assessment of greening existing fleet: Potential environmental impact of the technological eco-innovation for greening existing fleet. EC-FP7 Project Deliverable 5.2

Blanco-Davis E. 2013. LCA for Eco-REFITEC selected cases: Report of implementation of LCA for shipyards, including owner costs and results of case ships. EC-FP7 Project Deliverable 5.1

Blanco-Davis E. 2013. Eco-REFITEC Life Cycle Assessment Tool and User Manual: Guidelines to the Ship’s Life Cycle’s data gathering and LCA prototype modelling. EC-FP7 Project Deliverable 3.3

Engagement & Impact

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, The Royal Institution of Naval Architects

Fellow, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology

Member, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers