Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment in Ship Research
The 2018 Dr. Kenneth S. M. Davidson Medalist
Professor Claude Daley
Department of Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Professor Claude Daley is a renowned expert in the field of ship structures, with a focus on ice class ships. Professor Daley is currently Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial. Dr. Daley has been working in the field of cold ocean Engineering for thirty-nine years and is considered one of the world’s leading specialists in ice class ship structures. He played a lead role in the development of the world’s Polar Shipping rules (the IACS Unified Requirements - URI), and one of its main precursors, the Canadian Arctic Shipping Pollution Prevention Regulations. He began his work in ice mechanics and polar ocean engineering when he joined Arctec Canada Limited in 1979. At Arctec he developed an approach to research which he has maintained throughout his career. That approach has been to link the strengths and energies of collaborators in industry, government and academia, and to appreciate how all play a valuable role in addressing challenging issues. He joined Memorial University in 1995, where he continued in and led a wide variety of research and commercial activities, as well as taking on many internal leadership and service roles. At Memorial he soon realized how stimulating and valuable the teaching side of a University position is, and how it strengthens and benefits the instructor, as well as (hopefully) the instructed. Dr. Daley has served in multiple voluntary positions in Professional boards, committees and organizations. He engages in collaborations with many universities, government agencies and industrial organizations around the world. He is a Fellow of SNAME, a Fellow of Engineers Canada and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.