The Conference on Naval Architecture
Marine Engineering and Technology


This conference will be held in-person and aims to offer a platform for researchers and engineers to present their research works and projects in the fields of naval architecture, marine and offshore engineering, and marine technologies. In addition, this event will facilitate interactions between academia, industry, and the navy, promoting discussions on shared interests and initiating potential collaborations.

Abstract submission

The extended abstract should not exceed two (2) A4 pages.
The abstracts may be in the Hebrew or English language.
The abstract title should be clear and limited to 20 words in UPPER CASE / Bold.
All authors and their affiliation should be provided.
The first author should be the presenter.
Abstract should include purpose of study, methodology, summary of findings/results, conclusions, and significance.
All abstract should be provided in word format, Times New Roman 12 font, 1.5 lines spacing.
Review Criteria: Proposals will be reviewed by the conference committee based on relevance of topic, novelty, and quality of presentation.

Organizing Committee

Morel Groper​

Morel Groper​

From 1987 to 2010, Morel Groper served in the Israel Navy as a mechanical design engineer, a navy shipyard chief marine engineer, and as the Head of the Israel Navy Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department. Prof. Groper earned his PhD in 1999 from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. In 2010, Morel retired from the Navy and launched an R&D company to provide advanced mechanical engineering design to the marine and industrial sectors. In 2014, Morel joined the University of Haifa to establish the Department of Marine Technologies and advance his own research. His SubSEA Engineering Laboratory at the Hatter Department of Marine Technologies conducts research works in design of underwater marine vehicles, water lubricated bearings and mechanical components in the marine environment. His research interests include mechanical design of systems and components, tribology in the marine environment, and propulsion of marine platforms

Nitai Drimer

Nitai Drimer

received his B.Sc. (1989), M.Sc. (1991) and D.Sc. (1994) from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. He was a Designer of vessels and offshore structures in NAMCO – Naval and Mechanical Engineering Company between 1985 and 2013, Researcher and Director of CAMERI – Coastal & Marine Engineering Research Institute between 1994 and 2013. Since October 2012 he is an associate Professor in the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Head of the Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Major and Chairman of the Interdisciplinary Program for Marine Engineering.

Yaniv Wahrmann

Yaniv Wahrmann

Received his B.Sc. (2004) and M.Sc. (2013) in Mechanical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University. Serves in the Israel Navy since 2005 as a mechanical design engineer, and currently as a SME (Subject-matter expert) in the fields of hydrodynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics (with orientation to naval applications) at the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department.

Venue: The Safdie Auditorium, Multipurpose Building, University of Haifa.
Address: 199 Aba Khoushy Ave., Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel

The Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, and Technology conference is being hosted by the University of Haifa in collaboration with the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and the Israel Navy.

The university is located in the beautiful city of Haifa, the capital of Israel’s northern region and Israel’s third largest city.  

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University of Haifa
199 Aba Koushy Ave.
Mount Carmel
Haifa 3498838