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Sofia Werner
Manager Strategic Research Hydrodynamics at SSPA


Sofia Werner has an MSc in Naval Architecture from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 2001, PhD in Naval Architecture from Chalmers University of Technology in 2006.

She joined SSPA in 2007 and worked with ship design, CFD and towing tank testing for commercial clients. After 1 year at StormGeo developing software for performance monitoring, joined SSPA again in 2016 and has since then worked with the research in the area of hydrodynamics. The research involves CFD uncertainty, roughness effects, scale effects, CFD/EFD combined methods, sea trial methods, energy saving devices and wind propulsion.

Member of the ITTC Committee dealing with standards for Sea trials conduct and analysis 2011-2017.

Currently chair of the ITTC Specialist Committee on Combined CFD/EFD Methods.

Involved in several wind propulsion related research and commercial projects including Interreg project WASP and the Swedish research project Wind Powered Car Carrier (wPCC). More information can be found on

Agenda Sessions

  • Session 4: the WASP and WiSP projects