Dr Richard Pemberton
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Dr Richard Pemberton

Lecturer in Mechanical and Marine Engineering Design

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Biography

Biography

Qualifications

After completing his Ph.D. on System Identification in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in 2003, Richard joined GBR Challenge America’s Cup yacht racing team as a design analyst. Since then he was worked as a designer or technical consultant to sailors and yacht racing teams in many of the major competitions within the sport, such as the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Vendee Globe race, the Olympics and the World Speed Sailing Record.

Before joining the University of Plymouth, Richard worked as a consultant Naval Architect both in a self-employed capacity and at the University of Southampton’s Wolfson Unit for Marine Technology and Industrial Aerodynamics. In these roles, Richard achieved Chartered Engineer status with RINA and gained a wide range of experience in the following areas:

  • Sailing and Motor Yacht Design and Performance Prediction including hull form optimisation using CFD.
  • Model and full scale experimental tests on sailing yachts, motor boats and hovercraft.
  • Yacht structural analysis for inclusion as appendix in Marine Accident Investigation Branch report.
  • Winning TSB grant funding for collaborative research project with two industrial partners (High Efficiency Work Vessel: a 10m containerised catamaran work boat utilising high power diesel outboards).
  • Electronics: Development of control and logging software for underwater towed array.
  • Assisting aircraft operators in achieving EASA certification for modifications to existing aircraft.
  • General Hydrodynamic Performance Prediction.
  • Vessel Stability.

Professional membership

CEng MRINA

Research

Research

Research interests

CFD, System Identification Techniques, Marine Design, Experimental Methods & Techniques and Composite Manufacture for marine applications.

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Moutik B, Summerscales J, Graham-Jones J & Pemberton R (2023) 'Life Cycle Assessment Research Trends and Implications: A Bibliometric Analysis' Sustainability 15, (18) 1-45 Author Site ,
Chowdhury I, Pemberton R & Summerscales J (2022) 'Developments and industrial applications of basalt fibre reinforced composite materials' Journal of Composites Science 6, (12) 367-367 Author Site ,
Lowde MJ, Peters HGA, Geraghty R, Graham-Jones J, Pemberton R & Summerscales J (2022) 'The 100 m Composite Ship?' Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 10, (3) ,
Honey S, Khan A, Pemberton R, Schoenborn P & Jones AE (2022) 'Students as researchers: towards redefining undergraduate projects' International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning 32, (4) 506-506 ,
Qin Y, Summerscales J, Graham-Jones J, Meng M & Pemberton R (2020) 'Monomer Selection for In Situ Polymerization Infusion Manufacture of Natural-Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic-Matrix Marine Composites' Polymers 12, (2) Author Site ,
Perez-Collazo C, Pemberton R, Greaves D & Iglesias G (2019) 'Monopile-mounted wave energy converter for a hybrid wind-wave system' Energy Conversion and Management 199, 111971-111971 ,
Szyrowski T, Khan AI, Pemberton R, Sharma S, Singh Y & Polvara R (2019) 'Range Extension for Electromagnetic Detection of Subsea Power and Telecommunication Cables' Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology ,
Xie N, Hann M, Pemberton R, Iglesias G & Greaves D (2019) 'A numerical and experimental investigation of the effect of side walls on hydrodynamic model testing in a wave flume' Ocean Engineering 186, ,
Xie N, Iglesias G, Hann M, Pemberton R & Greaves D (2018) 'Experimental study of wave loads on a small vehicle in close proximity to a large vessel' Applied Ocean Research
Kyte A, Pass C, Pemberton R, Sharman M & McKnight JC (2018) 'A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Based Method for Assessing the Hydrodynamic Impact of Animal Borne Data Loggers on Host Marine Mammals' Marine Mammal Science ,
PEMBERTON RJ, TURNOCK SR, DODD TJ & ROGERS E (2002) 'A NOVEL METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING VORTICAL STRUCTURES' Journal of Fluids and Structures 16, (8) 1051-1057 ,
Honey S, Khan A, Pemberton R, Schoenborn P & Edward-Jones A 'Student as Researchers: Towards Redefining Undergraduate Projects' International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning
Books
Pemberton R & Stokoe EA (2018) Reeds Vol 4: Naval Architecture for Marine Engineers. Reeds
Pemberton R; Summerscales J; Graham-Jones J (2018) Marine Composites: Design and Performance. First edition Cambridge Elsevier/Woodhead Publishing Limited Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering
Chapters
Pemberton R, Summerscales J & Graham-Jones J (2018) 'Preface' Marine Composites: Design and Performance Cambridge Elsevier (Woodhead Publishing imprint) xvii-xxi ,
Pemberton R & Graham-Jones J (2016) 'Application of composite materials to yacht rigging' Marine Applications of Advanced Fibre-Reinforced Composites Elsevier 279-294 ,
Conference Papers
Summerscales J, Qin Y, Meng M, Pemberton R & Graham-Jones J (2021) 'Monomer selection for natural fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite manufacture by monomer infusion under flexible tooling (MIFT)' International Conference on Manufacturing Advanced Composites (ICMAC) 0-/-1/20210-/-1/2021Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
Qin Y, Summerscales J, Graham-Jones J, Meng M & Pemberton R (2021) 'Large thermoplastic matrix marine composites by liquid composite moulding processes' in Fangueiro R 5th International Conference on Natural Fibers - Materials of the Future 5-/-0/20215-/-0/2021Sciencentris 153-154
Khan AI, Pemberton R, momen A & bristow D (2019) 'De-Noising Signals using Wavelet Transform in Internet of Underwater Things' Intellysis 2019 ,
Moutik B, Summerscales J, Graham-Jones J & Pemberton R 'Quality assessment of life cycle inventory data for composites' 23rd International Conference on Composite Materials
Reports
Qin Y, Summerscales J, Cullen R, Graham-Jones J, Meng M & Pemberton R (2023) 3D heated mould tool development for the manufacture of PLA matrix composites via in situ polymerization (ISP) during monomer infusion under flexible tooling (MIFT). Interreg 2 Seas 2014-2020
Summerscales J, Chowdhury I, Geraghty R, Graham-Jones J, Meng M, Moutik B, Pemberton R, Vance L & Yu N (2023) SeaBioComp D.3.5.2 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for the different biocomposites production routes. Interreg 2 Seas Mers Zeeën program 2014–2020 co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund under subsidy contract No. 2S06-006 Plymouth University of Plymouth Author Site
Cullen R, Qin Y, Summerscales J, Graham-Jones J, Meng M & Pemberton R (2021) Flax/acrylic FLOW turbine blade manufactured by in situ polymerisation (ISP) monomer infusion under flexible tooling (MIFT). InterReg 2 Seas 2014-2020
Qin Y, Summerscales J, Cullen R, Graham-Jones J, Meng M & Pemberton R (2021) Optimisation of tool design and RIFT process. Interreg 2 Seas 2014-2020
Qin Y, Summerscales J, Cullen R, Graham-Jones J, Meng M & Pemberton R (2020) Heated mould tool development for bio-based composite manufacture. Interreg 2 Seas 2014-2020
Qin Y, Summerscales J, Cullen R, Graham-Jones J, Meng M & Pemberton R (2020) Initial production of test samples, and optimisation of process parameters for optimal composites. Interreg 2 Seas 2014-2020
Qin Y, Summerscales J, Cullen R, Graham-Jones J, Meng M & Pemberton R (2019) Natural fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites manufactured by in-situ polymerisation infusion for marine applications: monomer selection. InterReg 2 Seas
Presentations and posters
Khan AI, Pemberton R, Schoenborn P, Honey S & Edward-Jones A Khan AI, Pemberton R, Schoenborn P, Honey S & Edward-Jones A 'Delivering Impact via Student Research: Sharing Best Practice'
Khan AI, Pemberton R, Bristow D, Momen A, Syrowski T & Sharma S Khan AI, Pemberton R, Bristow D, Momen A, Syrowski T & Sharma S 'Underwater wireless sensor monitoring'
Khan AI, Pemberton R & Schoenborn P Khan AI, Pemberton R & Schoenborn P 'Exploring innovative methods of teaching and learning in engineering education'
Szyrowski T, Bogdan P, Khan A, Pemberton R, Sharma S, Singh Y & Polvara R Szyrowski T, Bogdan P, Khan A, Pemberton R, Sharma S, Singh Y & Polvara R 'Range extension for electromagnetic detection of power and telecommunication cables'
Summerscales J, Qin Y, Graham-Jones J, Meng M & Pemberton R Summerscales J, Qin Y, Graham-Jones J, Meng M & Pemberton R 'In situ polymerisation during monomer infusion under flexible tooling (MIFT)'
Summerscales J, Qin Y, Pemberton R, Meng M & Graham-Jones J Summerscales J, Qin Y, Pemberton R, Meng M & Graham-Jones J 'In Situ Polymerisation during Monomer Infusion Under Flexible Tooling (MIFT)' Author Site
Summerscales J, Qin Y, Meng M, Pemberton R & Graham-Jones J Summerscales J, Qin Y, Meng M, Pemberton R & Graham-Jones J 'Monomer selection for natural fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite manufacture by monomer infusion under flexible tooling (MIFT)' Author Site
Summerscales J, Qin Y, Graham-Jones J, Cullen R, Meng M & Pemberton R Summerscales J, Qin Y, Graham-Jones J, Cullen R, Meng M & Pemberton R 'Recyclable structural composites for marine renewable energy' Author Site
Summerscales J, Qin Y, Cullen R, Graham-Jones J, Meng M & Pemberton R Summerscales J, Qin Y, Cullen R, Graham-Jones J, Meng M & Pemberton R 'Thermoplastic matrix systems for large marine structures' Author Site