Associate, Consulting Scientist
based in Hong Kong
Direct Tel: +852 9026 7875
Office Tel: +852 2358 4794
Qualifications: PhD CSci CMarSci MIMarEST MRSC MRSB, ICorr Level 2 Paint Inspector, Marine and Offshore Paint Inspector
Dr Luigi Petrone, an Italian-born Scientist, joined Brookes Bell in 2015 after obtaining his PhD in Chemistry and five years' post-doctoral experience between New Zealand, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Singapore.
Prior to joining Brookes Bell, he carried out academic research as a Senior Research Fellow for 10 years within international multidisciplinary projects at the interface between marine science, chemistry, biology and materials science. Luigi liaised with industrial partners on R&D aspects of novel adhesive and anti-fouling technologies. His research focused on the formulation of coatings for marine anti-fouling applications via a wide range of surface modifications and surface-sensitive analytical techniques.
His scientific and surveying expertise concerns the ocean carriage and storage of a wide variety of commodities. Luigi has attended on board a wide variety of vessel types to carry out investigations into the nature, cause and extent of cargo deterioration, cargo fires and explosions, and other marine claims such as liquefaction and fumigation-related issues.
Luigi is also a certified ICorr Level 2 paint inspector with specific expertise in marine and offshore coatings. He is routinely involved in paints failure investigations in relation to ship’s hull, ballast and cargo tanks, cargo holds as well as hull fouling disputes.
Luigi presented at several international conferences, published about 20 peer-reviewed articles in prestigious scientific journals (i.e. Nature Communications, Advanced Functional Materials, Advances in Colloids and Interface Science) and acts as a referee for a series of scientific journals.
Professional Status and Membership of Professional Bodies
- Chartered Scientist (CSci) and Chartered Marine Scientist (CMarSci)
- Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)
- Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)
- Member of the Royal Society of Biology (MRSB)