Amrit Shankar Verma

My name is Amrit Verma, and I hold a PhD degree in Marine Technology from NTNU, Norway (2016-2019) and have done my postdoc from TU Delft, The Netherlands (2019-2021). Currently, I am working as a research scientist at SINTEF Ocean AS, Norway (2021-current).
I did my M. Tech in Offshore Structural Engineering from Department of Ocean Engineering (DOE), IIT Madras (2013-2015). My experience as a student at DOE has been very rewarding both for my academic as well as professional development. I took many ocean engineering courses at the department which were taught by highly skilled professors. The courses were very interactive, enjoyable and highly structured in nature with many assignments, and this gave me a strong foundation to undertake my master thesis project. Another factor that really impressed me about the department was that as a student, I had access to many state-of-the-art marine research laboratories. This has taught me a very essential aspect of research in ocean engineering i.e., model testing. Throughout my master studies, I found all the faculties and staff very supportive who gave me immense independence when it came to choosing the direction of my master thesis research. I would like to specially mention my master thesis supervisor and appreciate him for all the insightful discussions and support during my stay, which has helped me to grow as a researcher in the last five to six years.