Dr Eduardo Blanco Davis

School of Engineering

Dr Eddie Blanco-Davis started his position as a lecturer and LOOM member in 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-powered 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 human factors applied to shipboard and pilotage operations; Life Cycle Assessment applied to marine operations and machinery; sustainable development, energy efficiency, renewable energy; marine environmental protection and regulation, including emission control, ship ballast water management and alternatives, and environmentally sound marine propulsion systems.

Languages

Spanish; Castilian
Catalan; Valencian

Degrees

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

Certifications

Project Management Institute, Certified Associate in Project Management
Panamanian Maritime Authority, Second Assistant Engineer, Unlimited Horsepower
U.S. Coast Guard, Third Assistant Engineer, Unlimited Horsepower
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, Chartered Marine Engineer (CMarEng)

Academic appointments

Reader in Marine Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2021 - present
Senior Lecturer in Marine and Offshore Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2015 - 2021
Researcher, Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde, 2011 - 2014

Highlighted publications

Fan S, Blanco Davis E, Zhang J, Bury A, Warren J, Yang Z, Yan X, Wang J, Fairclough S. 2020. The Role of the Prefrontal Cortex and Functional Connectivity during Maritime Operations: An fNIRS study Brain and Behavior, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Blanco Davis EE, Zhou P. 2016. Life Cycle Assessment as a complementary utility to regulatory measures of shipping energy efficiency Ocean Engineering, 128 :94-104 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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 Author Url Publisher 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 Author Url Publisher Url

Journal article

Knight M, Blanco-Davis E, Platt O, Armin M. 2023. Life-Cycle and Applicational Analysis of Hydrogen Production and Powered Inland Marine Vessels Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 11 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Seyfi H, Hitchmough D, Armin M, Blanco-Davis E. 2023. A Study on the Viability of Fuel Cells as an Alternative to Diesel Fuel Generators on Ships Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 11 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Fan S, Blanco-Davis E, Fairclough S, Zhang J, Yan X, Wang J, Yang Z. 2023. Incorporation of seafarer psychological factors into maritime safety assessment Ocean and Coastal Management, 237 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Oraith H, Blanco Davis E, Yang Z, Matellini DB. 2021. An Evaluation of the Effects of Human Factors on Pilotage Operations Safety Journal of Marine Science and Application, 20 :393-409 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Huang D, Hua Y, Loughney S, Blanco-Davis E, Wang J. 2020. Lifespan cost analysis of alternatives to global sulphur emission limit with uncertainties Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, :147509022098314-147509022098314 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Fan S, Blanco Davis E, Zhang J, Bury A, Warren J, Yang Z, Yan X, Wang J, Fairclough S. 2020. The Role of the Prefrontal Cortex and Functional Connectivity during Maritime Operations: An fNIRS study Brain and Behavior, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Asuelimen G, Blanco-Davis E, Wang J, Yang Z, Matellini DB. 2020. Formal Safety Assessment of a Marine Seismic Survey Vessel Operation, Incorporating Risk Matrix and Fault Tree Analysis Journal of Marine Science and Application, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Fan S, Zhang J, Blanco-Davis E, Yang Z, Yan X. 2020. Maritime accident prevention strategy formulation from a human factor perspective using Bayesian Networks and TOPSIS Ocean Engineering, 210 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Fan S, Blanco-Davis E, Yang Z, Zhang J, Yan X. 2020. Incorporation of human factors into maritime accident analysis using a data-driven Bayesian network Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 203 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Alghanmi A, Yang Z, Blanco-Davis E. 2020. Risk analysis of petroleum transportation using fuzzy rule-based Bayesian reasoning International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 12 :39-64 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Fan S, Yang Z, Blanco-Davis E, Zhang J, Yan X. 2020. Analysis of maritime transport accidents using Bayesian networks Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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 Author Url Publisher Url 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 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Kelly CL, Blanco-Davis E, Michailides C, Davies PA, Wang J. 2018. Site Selection Appraisal for Tidal Turbine Development in the River Mersey Journal of Marine Science and Application, 17 :112-121 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Blanco Davis EE, Zhou P. 2016. Life Cycle Assessment as a complementary utility to regulatory measures of shipping energy efficiency Ocean Engineering, 128 :94-104 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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 Author Url Publisher 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 Author Url Publisher Url

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 Author Url Publisher Url

Chapters

Pam E, Wall A, Yang Z, Blanco-Davis E, Wang J. 2023. Multi-criteria Based Selection of Ship-Based Ballast Water Treatment Technologies Advances in Reliability and Maintainability Methods and Engineering Applications Part F :3-19 Springer Nature Switzerland 9783031288586 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Conference publication

Guo FB. 2022. Towards an Ergonomic Interface in Ship Bridges: Identification of the Design Criteria AHFE International: Industrial Cognitive Ergnomics and Engineering Psychology, AHFE 2022 35 :108-117 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Papantoniou G, Blanco-Davis E. 2022. The Construction of a Crude Oil Tanker Ship: A Life Cycle Assessment Review Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, 335 LNNS :15-32 DOI Publisher Url

Ford JL, Loughney S, Blanco-Davis E, Shahrokhi A, Calder J, Ogilvie D, MacEachern E. 2021. Benchmarking and Compliance in the UK Offshore Decommissioning Hazardous Waste Stream Proceedings of the 31st European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2021), Proceedings of the 31st European Safety and Reliability Conference :2555-2561 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Wan C, Yang Z, Yan X, Zhang D, Blanco-Davis E, Ren J. 2020. Risk-based resilience analysis of maritime container transport networks Proceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2019, 29th EUROPEAN SAFETY AND RELIABILITY CONFERENCE (ESREL 2019)? :3667-3674 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Fan S, Zhang J, Blanco-Davis E, Yang Z, Wang J, Yan X. 2018. Study on seafarers’ emotion identification during watch-keeping using bridge simulation Safety and Reliability - Safe Societies in a Changing World - Proceedings of the 28th International European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018, 28th International European Safety and Reliability Conference :347-354 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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) DOI Author Url Publisher Url

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

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) Author Url Publisher Url

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) Author Url Publisher Url

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 Author Url Publisher Url

Prapaspongsa T, Blanco Davis E. Eco-Efficiency Assessment of Maritime Transport Systems The 11th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment of Food (LCA Food 2018) in conjunction with the 6th LCA AgriFood Asia and the 7 th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Innovation (ICGSI) Publisher Url

Alghanmi A, Yang Z, Blanco Davis E. A Fuzzy Rule-Based Bayesian Reasoning Approach for Risk Assessment of Petroleum Transportation Systems IEEE’s 7th International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Science (LISS 2017) Public Url

Guo FB, Yang Z, Blanco Davis E, Khalique A, Bury A. Does being Human cause human Errors? Consideration of Human-Centred Design in Ship bridge design 12th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2021) DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Qu Z, Abujaafar M, Wang J, Nazir S, Mallam S, Blanco-Davis E, Guo FB, Sivori H, Symes S, Yang Z. Advanced Bayesian model to quantify the adequacy of organisation for human reliability: A maritime case. DOI Publisher Url

Poster

Sivori H, Blanco Davis E, Bury A, Fairclough S, Yang Z. 2022. Assessing human and system performance in ship (auto-) navigation. Liverpool John Moores University’s Faculty of Engineering and Technology Research Day, 29th June 2022, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Fairclough S, Fan S, Blanco Davis E, Yang Z, Bury A, Warren J. 2021. The role of the prefrontal cortex and functional connectivity during watchkeeping and collision avoidance in maritime operations: An fNIRS study The International Neuroergonomics Conference 2021; 11th-16th September, 2021; Munich, Germany.

Thesis/Dissertation

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

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

Report

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 Publisher Url

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 Publisher Url

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 Publisher Url

Other

del Castillo F, Blanco-Davis E. 2013. Corrigendum to “Eco Innovative Refitting Technologies and Processes for Shipbuilding Industry: Project Overview” Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 48 :3700-3700 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Membership of professional bodies:

Chartered Engineer (CEng), Engineering Council, UK.

Fellow (FIMarEST), Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.

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