Dr Musa Bashir

School of Engineering

Musa holds a PhD in Naval Architecture and MSc in Marine Structures and Integrity from Newcastle University and BEng (Hons) In Civil and Water Resources Engineering. Prior to joining LJMU, he has worked as a research staff on a number of projects for clients that included SMD Ltd, Siemens Transmission and Distribution Ltd, Alnmarintec Ltd and Trelleborg Offshore Ltd at Newcastle University, School of Marine Science and Technology. He also has offshore oil and gas industry experience while working for Subsea7 (UK) Ltd and CD Group (Northern) UK Ltd.

His research interests include design and installation of offshore structures and renewable energy systems, integrity management of offshore structures, and sustainable fuels for electric vessels, hydrodynamics of marine vehicles and offshore structures covering experimental, numerical and computational modelling of marine structures, and renewable energy devices.

FUNDING/RESEARCH GRANTS:
Ongoing:
▪ Principal Investigator – Mobile Energy Storage Unit with Swappable Second-Life Battery
(METTLE), (£397k to LJMU out of £1.842m). 2023 - 2026. Funded by Innovate Ukraine in
collaboration with Innovate UK. (Application number: 10084724 - TS/Y019679/1)
▪ Principal Investigator – Development of a HIGH Capacity Flexible Energy Storage System for
Mini-Grid Application in Sub-Sahara Africa (HIGHFLEX), (£345k to LJMU out of £1.48m).
2023 - 2026. Funded by Innovate UK Energy Catalyst Round 10, UK Research and Innovation
(UKRI), FCDO and Ayrton Fund. (Application number: 10084724 - TS/Y013727/1)
▪ Principal Investigator – Electric SOV with Methanol Range Extender, UK Department for
Transport (£20m for the consortium of Bibby Marine Ltd, Shell, Konsberg et al.) 2023 - 2028.
Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the UK Shipping Office for Reducing
Emissions (UK SHORE). (Application number: 10070138 - TS/Y006364/1)
▪ Principal Investigator – Development of a Fully Intelligent Maintenance Framework for
Prognostic Health Management of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (ULTIMATE), £204k, 203
-2025, Funded by UKRI (MSCA-PF) - EP/Y014235/1.
▪ Principal Investigator – Retrofittable Propulsion System for Electric Vessels with Hydrogen
Range Extender, UK Department for Transport (£568k to LJMU out of £4.52m). 2023 -
present. Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the UK Shipping Office for
Reducing Emissions (UK SHORE). (Application number: 10055448 - TS/X018407/1)
▪ Principal Investigator – Development of Intelligent Multisensory Technology for Proactive
Asset Management (REFIT), (£83k to LJMU out of £354k). 2023 - 2025. Funded by Innovate
UK via Launch Pad. (Project number: 10075727 - TS/Y005236/1)
▪ Co-Investigator – Mapping hydrogen supply and demand in LCR (MAP-H2), (£119k to LJMU).
2023 - 2025. Funded by United Utilities.
▪ Co-Investigator – Disruptive Technologies for Enhancing UK Shipbuilding’s Productivity and
Competitiveness. (£32k to LJMU). 2023 - 2024. Funded by MarRI-UK.
▪ Co-Investigator – Safe & sustainable decommissioning of fixed offshore structures in ASEAN
region (£25k out of £250k). (2019 – 2024). Royal Academy of Engineering, UK.
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▪ Technical Lead and Co-Investigator – Structural Health Monitoring and Maintenance
Planning of Floating Offshore Platforms (£460k out of £3.9m). 2017 – 2023 (Completed),
Funded by European Regional Development Fund – Interreg Atlantic Area under Adaptation
and implementation of floating wind energy conversion technology for the Atlantic region
(ARCWIND). EU-Interreg (EAPA_344/2016)
▪ Principal Investigator – Development of Defence Standard (DEFSTAN 61-21) Supplements
for MoD (£86K). 2021 – 2023 (Completed). UK Ministry of Defence through QinetiQ Ltd
▪ Principal Investigator – Risk-Based Specifications of Portable Power Packs for Different
Applications (£65K). 2020 (Completed). UK Ministry of Defence through QinetiQ Ltd
▪ Principal Investigator – Design of Modular Hybrid Renewable Energy Floating Platform for
Coastal Rural Areas. (£8k) – 2018 – 2019 (Completed). Global Challenge Research Fund, UK
Research and Innovation
▪ Principal Investigator – Design of Operational Framework for Sustainable Artisanal Fishing
Vessels (£5k) – 2020 – 2021 (Completed). Global Challenge Research Fund, UK
Research and Innovation
▪ Co-Investigator – RESET-Reliability and Safety Engineering and Technology for large
maritime engineering systems (€1.28m) 2018 – 2023 (Completed). EU (EU H2020 MC RISE730888)
▪ Co-Investigator – Royal Academic of Engineering Mobility Grant with China (£12k). 2018 –
2019 (Completed). Royal Academy of Engineering, UK

Degrees

Newcastle University, United Kingdom, PhD, Maritime Technology (Naval Architecture)
Newcastle University, United Kingdom, MSc, Marine Structures and Integrity
University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, BEng (Hons), Civil and Water Resources Engineering

Journal article

Zhang Q, Bashir M, Miao W, Liu Q, Li C, Yue M, Wang P. 2023. Aerodynamic analysis of a novel pitch control strategy and parameter combination for vertical axis wind turbines Renewable Energy, 216 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Zhiyu J, Jian D, Simone S, Glenn T, Zhao H, Bashir M, Antonio S-I. 2023. Design and model test of a soft-connected lattice-structured floating solar photovoltaic concept for harsh offshore conditions Marine Structures, 90 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Wang C, Zhang X, Yang Z, Bashir M, Lee K. 2023. Collision avoidance for autonomous ship using deep reinforcement learning and prior-knowledge-based approximate representation Frontiers in Marine Science, 9 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Xu Z, Bashir M, Liu Q, Miao Z, Wang X, Wang J, Ekere NN. 2023. A Novel Health Indicator for Intelligent Prediction of Rolling Bearing Remaining Useful Life based on Unsupervised Learning Model Computers and Industrial Engineering, 176 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bashir M, Xu Z, Wang J, Soares C. 2022. Data-Driven Damage Quantification of Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Platforms Based on Multi-Scale Encoder–Decoder with Self-Attention Mechanism Guedes Soares C. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 10 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Hassan S, Kontovas CA, Bashir M, Wang J. 2022. A Decision-Support System for Assessing Cross-Country Pipeline Systems: Approach Based on Evidential Reasoning and Cost–Benefit Analysis Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice, 14 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Liu Q, Miao W, Bashir M, Xu Z, Yu N, Luo S, Li C. 2022. Aerodynamic and aeroacoustic performance assessment of a vertical axis wind turbine by synergistic effect of blowing and suction Energy Conversion and Management, 271 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Xu Z, Bashir M, Yang Y, Wang X, Wang J, Ekere NN, Li C. 2022. Multisensory collaborative damage diagnosis of a 10MW floating offshore wind turbine tendons using multi-scale convolutional neural network with attention mechanism Renewable Energy, 199 :21-34 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Cutler J, Bashir M, Yang Y, Wang J, Loughney S. 2022. Preliminary development of a novel catamaran floating offshore wind turbine platform and assessment of dynamic behaviours for intermediate water depth application Ocean Engineering, 258 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Yan Y, Yang Y, Bashir M, Li C, Wang J. 2022. Dynamic analysis of 10 MW offshore wind turbines with different support structures subjected to earthquake loadings Renewable Energy, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Hassan S, Wang J, Kontovas C, Bashir M. 2022. An assessment of causes and failure likelihood of cross-country pipelines under uncertainty using bayesian networks Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 218 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Hao W, Bashir M, Li C, Sun C. 2021. Flow control for high-solidity vertical axis wind turbine based on adaptive flap Energy Conversion and Management, 249 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Loughney S, Wang J, Bashir M, Armin M, Yang Y. 2021. Development and application of a multiple-attribute decision-analysis methodology for site selection of floating offshore wind farms on the UK Continental Shelf Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 47 :101440-101440 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Hassan S, Wang J, Kontovas C, Bashir M. 2021. Modified FMEA hazard identification for cross-country petroleum pipeline using Fuzzy Rule Base and approximate reasoning Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, :104616-104616 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Sakaris CS, Yang Y, Bashir M, Michailides C, Wang J, Sakellariou JS, Li C. 2021. Structural health monitoring of tendons in a multibody floating offshore wind turbine under varying environmental and operating conditions Renewable Energy, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Yang Y, Bashir M, Li C, Wang J. 2021. Investigation on Mooring Breakage Effects of a 5 MW Barge-Type Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Using F2A Ocean Engineering, 233 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Sakaris C, Bashir M, Yang Y, Michailides C, Wang J, Sakellariou J. 2021. Diagnosis of damaged tendons on a 10 MW multibody floating offshore wind turbine platform via a response-only Functional Model Based Method Engineering Structures, 242 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Yang Y, Bashir M, Michailides C, Mei X, Wang J, Li C. 2021. Coupled Analysis of a 10 MW Multi-Body Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Subjected to Tendon Failures Renewable Energy, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Alremeihi M, Norman R, Pazouki K, Dev A, Bashir M. 2021. Performance of an Advanced Intelligent Control Strategy in a Dynamic Positioning (DP) System Applied to a Semisubmersible Drilling Platform Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 9 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Yang Y, Bashir M, Michailides C, Li C, Wang J. 2020. Development and application of an aero-hydro-servo-elastic coupling framework for analysis of floating offshore wind turbines Renewable Energy, 161 :600-625 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Yang Y, Bashir M, Li C, Michailides C, Wang J. 2020. Mitigation of coupled wind-wave-earthquake responses of a 10 MW fixed-bottom offshore wind turbine Renewable Energy, 157 :1171-1184 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Yang Y, Bashir M, Wang J, Michailides C, Loughney S, Armin M, Hernandez S, Urbano J, Li C. 2020. Wind-Wave Coupling Effects on the Fatigue Damage of Tendons for a 10 MW Multi-Body Floating Wind Turbine Ocean Engineering, 217 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Yang Y, Bashir M, Wang J, Yu J, Chun L. 2020. Performance evaluation of an integrated floating energy system based on coupled analysis Energy Conversion and Management, Volume DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Rasani MR, Ariffin AK, Bashir M, Wang J. 2019. Effect of location in a cylinder wake on dynamics of a flexible energy harvesting plate Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 55 :189-198 Publisher Url Public Url

Yang Y, Bashir M, Li C, Wang J. 2019. Analysis of seismic behaviour of an offshore wind turbine with a flexible foundation Ocean Engineering, 178 :215-228 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Yang Y, Li C, Bashir M, Wang J, Yang C. 2019. Investigation on the sensitivity of flexible foundation models of an offshore wind turbine under earthquake loadings Engineering Structures, 183 :756-769 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Xu Z, Bashir M, Zhang W, Yang Y, Wang X, Li C. An Intelligent Fault Diagnosis for Machine Maintenance using Weighted Soft-Voting Rule based Multi-Attention Module with Multi-Scale Information Fusion Information Fusion, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Conference publication

Alremeihi M, Norman R, Pazouki K, Dev A, Bashir M. 2021. Advanced Intelligent Control Strategy in Dynamic Positioning (DP) System Applied to a Semi-Submersible Drilling Platform in The North Sea Proceedings of the ASME 2021 40th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering OMAE2021, 40th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering OMAE20 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Cutler J, Bashir M, Yang Y, Wang J, Loughney S. 2021. Assessment of Dynamic Responses of 5 Mw Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Platforms in Intermediate Water Depth CORE 2021 Conference Proceedings, 5th International Conference on Offshore Renewable Energy Public Url

Hassan S, Wang J, Bashir M, Kontovas C. 2020. Application of Bayesian model for third party damage assessment of cross-country oil pipeline under uncertainty Proceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2019, :1486-1493 DOI

Hassan S, Wang J, Bashir M, Kontovas C. 2019. Application of Bayesian Model for Third Party Damage Assessment of Cross-Country Oil Pipeline under Uncertainty Proceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL), Proceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL) DOI Publisher Url

Yang Y, Bashir M, Li C, Wang J, Loughney S. 2018. Analysis of the Dynamic Behaviour of 10mw Bottom-Fixed Offshore Wind Turbines Proceedings of 3rd International Conference of Offshore Renewable-energy (CORE), 3rd International Conference of Offshore Renewable-energy (CORE) :40-47 Public Url

Bashir MB, Evans M, Benson SD, Murphy AJ. 2017. SIMULATIONS OF DYNAMIC INTERACTION BETWEEN A BLUFF BODY AND INSTALLATION VESSEL DURING LAUNCH AND RECOVERY IN ROUGH SEAS PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME 36TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OCEAN, OFFSHORE AND ARCTIC ENGINEERING, 2017, VOL 7A, 36th ASME International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Bashir MB, Menon M, Benson SD, Eastwood R, Murphy AJ, Cunny D, Van Zwanenberg M. 2016. The dynamic behaviour of an ROV in wave affected zones Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE, 7 DOI Publisher Url

Bashir MB, Benson S, Murphy AJ, Menon M, Eastwood R, Cunny D, van Zwanenberg M. 2015. H Author Url

Bashir MB, Menon M, Benson SD, Eastwood R, Murphy AJ, Cunny D, van Zwanenberg M. 2015. HYDRODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF ROVs DURING DEPLOYMENT THROUGH WAVE-AFFECTED ZONES PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME 34TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OCEAN, OFFSHORE AND ARCTIC ENGINEERING, 2015, VOL 1, 34th ASME International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2015) DOI Author Url

Wolgamot HA, Zhang W, Kiosidou E, Kim S-H, Bashir M. 2013. CONSIDERATIONS FOR SEABED RARE EARTH MINING IN THE PACIFIC PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME 32ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OCEAN, OFFSHORE AND ARCTIC ENGINEERING - 2013, VOL 3, 32nd ASME International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Bashir MB, Tao L, Atlar M, Dow RS. 2013. EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE WAVE-INDUCED LOADS ON A DEEP-V CATAMARAN IN REGULAR WAVES PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME 32ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OCEAN, OFFSHORE AND ARCTIC ENGINEERING - 2013 - VOL 5, 32nd ASME International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Bashir MB, Tao L, Atlar M, Dow RS. 2011. HYDRODYNAMIC PERFORMANCE OF A DEEP-VEE HULL FORM CATAMARAN IN REGULAR WAVES OMAE2011: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME 30TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OCEAN, OFFSHORE AND ARCTIC ENGINEERING, VOL 6, 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering :45-54 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Bashir M. Seismic Analysis of a 10 MW Offshore Wind Turbine With a Monopile Proceedings of The 7th Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering, The 7th Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering Public Url

Chapters

Bashir M, Yang Y, Wang J, Loughney S, Michailides C, Li C. 2020. Tuned mass damper effects on the tendon responses of a novel 10 MW multi-body floating offshore wind turbine platform. Guedes-Soares C. Developments in Renewable Energies Offshore Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW 2020, 12 - 15 October 2020, Lisbon, Portugal) Proceedings in Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering 9780367681319

Loughney S, Bashir M, Wang J, Armin M. 2020. Application of a Multiple-Attribute Decision-Analysis methodology for site selection of floating offshore wind farms off the West coast of Ireland Developments in Renewable Energies Offshore Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW 2020, 12 - 15 October 2020, Lisbon, Portugal) Proceedings in Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering 9780367681319

Other

Kontovas C, Hassan S, Wang J, Bashir M. Application of Bayesian Model for Third Party Damage Assessment of Cross-Country Oil Pipeline under Uncertainty 10.3850/978-981-11-2724-3 0802-cd, DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Membership of professional bodies:

CEng, Engineering Council, UK.

CMarEng, Institute of Marine Engineers Science and Technology, IMarEST, UK.

Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

MIMarEST, Institution of Marine Engineering,Science and Technology, IMarEST, UK.

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