Prof. dr. ir. Evert LATAIRE

Prof. dr. ir. Evert Lataire

Head of Division
Prof. dr. ir. Evert LATAIRE
Mob. +32 (0)478 830 480
ORCID 0000-0002-3551-6686


Prof. Evert Lataire is head of the Maritime Technology Division at Ghent University, Belgium. He graduated in 2004 at Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands, with a Master of Science in Maritime Technology and obtained his PhD at Ghent University in 2014. The main part of his research focuses on the manoeuvring behaviour of ships in shallow and confined waters. This research is often based upon experimental model tests carried out in the towing tank of Flanders Hydraulics located in Antwerp and Ostend, Belgium. Since its founding, Prof. Lataire has been participating in the new towing tank and coastal and ocean basin in Ostend, Belgium. In recent years his division diversified and obtained knowledge of different other floating devices subject to waves and current such as seaweed cultivation in open sea and floating PV-panels in an offshore environment.

Research topics

  • Ship manoeuvring
  • Seakeeping
  • Ship structure
  • Aquaculture hydrodynamics
  • Experimental model tests in towing tank
  • Ship hydrodynamic interactions (bank, bottom, other vessels, moored vessels)
  • Aquaculture hydrodynamics
  • Ship manoeuvring simulations


The full publication list can be found here

Scientific career

  • February 2019 – present: Professor Head of Maritime Technology Division, Ghent University
  • February 2015 – january 2019: Doctor Assistant Maritime Technology Division, Ghent University
  • February 2008 – 2015: Assistant Maritime Technology Division, Ghent University
  • October 2004 – january 2008: Researcher Maritime Technology Division, Ghent University
  • September 2010 – present: Lecturer Antwerp Maritime Academy


  • 2022 Blue Innovation Swell-award, UNITED
  • 2022 runner up Blue Innovation Captain-award, ASHIP
  • 2021 Journal of Sailing Technology Best Paper Award for your paper “Dynamic Stability Analysis of a Hydrofoiling Sailing Boat Using CFD”for The Most Outstanding Contribution to the Journal
  • 2021 Blue Innovation Award, MPVAqua
  • 2020 Honorable Mention in the 2020 Mandles Prize for Hydrofoil Excellence
  • 2017 RINA, the Royal Institution of Naval Architects’ Medal of Distinction
  • 2017 ASCE, Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers Outstanding Reviewer
  • 2017 Elsevier Ocean Engineering, Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing
  • 2016 Winnaar van de derde prijs van de PIANC- De Paepe-Willems Award
  • 2016 Red Dot Design Award Vehicles/Watercrafts C 23- Adventure rowboat (met
  • 2009 Eervolle vermelding (top 5) van mondelinge presentatie 10th VLIZ Young Scientists' Day
  • 2006 Laureaat beste poster 7de Doctoraatssymposium van de Universiteit Gent


  • Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) since 2002
  • Vereniging Oud Leden Scheepsbouwkundig gezelschap William Froude since 2004
  • The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (2015-2016)
  • Het Verbond van Vlaamse Watersportverenigingen Recrea (VVW) since 2012
  • The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC) (2017)
  • Gallois Royal Belgian Institute of Marine Engineers (board member) since 2020
  • Royal Belgian Marine Society KBMA since 2021
  • Vlaams instituut voor de zee VLIZ since 2019
  • International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC) observer since 2022

Current teaching activities


  • Introduction to Maritime Technology 4 credits (E055044)
  • Introduction to Maritime Technology 6 credits (E055045)
  • Ship Technology (B001427)
  • Design of Maritime Structures (E054670)
  • Propulsion 2 (68192) (Antwerp Maritime Academy)


  • Ship Behaviour in Shallow and Confined Water (E055320)
  • General Arrangement, Structural Arrangements and Construction of Marine Structures (E055030)
  • VOP, Vakoverschrijdend project (E099050)