Jean-Baptiste R. G. Souppez is a Senior Teaching Fellow and the Learning Enhancer for the Mechanical, Biomedical and Design Engineering department at Aston University.
He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Research Inspired Teaching Excellence (RITE) mentor, and an invited contributor to the Erasmus+ Key Action 2: Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices. He is also the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME) Journal of Sailing Technology, the world’s leading peer-reviewed journal for sailing research.
JB’s work in fluid dynamics features a wide range of experimental techniques, supporting his expertise and award-winning research on the aerodynamics of yacht sails. As the UK Principal Expert in Small Craft Structures, he oversees the interests of the British Marine Industry in the development of international structural regulations (ISO 12215) thanks to his extensive knowledge of composites and structural design and analysis, for which he was awarded a Medal of Distinction by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).
Recognised as an international leader in naval architecture and marine engineering, he sits on several prestigious and influential international committees, and oversees all small craft regulatory developments on behalf of the Institute of Marine Science, Engineering and Technology (IMarEST).
Furthermore, he contributes to the Erasmus Mundus Masters in Advanced Design of Ship and Offshore Structures (EMship+) and Sustainable Ships and Shipping 4.0 (Seas4.0) as a Visiting Professor at the University of Liege and Naples Federico II, respectively. As part of the MLA College, he supervises post-graduate students, enabling established marine professionals to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.