Author: Commander (presenty Captain) (Dr) Nitin Agarwala
Commissioned into the Indian Navy in 1993, Captain (Dr) Nitin Agarwala is a serving Naval Officer, and a Naval Architect from the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). He is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, as also IIT, Kharagpur. In his naval career of over 22 years, the officer has gained rich and varied experience as a user, an inspector, a maintainer and a policy-maker, and, a key-member of the design-team for naval warships. As a member of the faculty of CUSAT’s Department of Ship Technology for four years, he has taught various subjects at both B.Tech and M.Tech programme-levels, while also guiding a number of research projects. He has published over 26 professional papers in various conferences and journals of national and international repute. His areas of interest are wave-structure interaction, acoustic-structure interaction, hydroelasticity-related ship structure problems, and corrosion-problems associated with ships.