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William Price

Professor William Price FREng FRS


Elected: 1988


William Price is an authority on the behaviour of ships in waves. He has published a large number of papers and two books; his work is highly original and covers all aspects of ship dynamics, showing how advances in structural dynamics, computing, naval hydrodynamics, statistics and physical oceanography may be employed in practical naval architecture. His work is gradually transforming this branch of technology, with his programs and techniques used by the MOD for HM ships.

 William’s books have been widely translated, for example, into Chinese and Japanese. While in his thirties, he was invited abroad as a visiting professor in the Netherlands, France, Sweden, China, and Norway, and made substantial accomplishments.