- Webb Institute, B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 2007
- University of Strathclyde and TUHH, MSc in Ship and Offshore Technology 2019
- Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects 2017
- Member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers 2003
Patrick is a Naval Architect at Solis Marine Engineering Ltd, providing engineering, design, and analysis services to the offshore, shipping, and renewable sectors. His work has included structural calculations and finite element analyses, weight estimates, stability assessments, hull form design, arrangements, hydrodynamic analyses, model testing supervision, regulatory compliance and approval, and broader engineering support for the marine industry. His work is focused on providing practical and functional designs which meet all operational requirements while remaining cost effective and simple to construct.
Patrick received his Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute in 2007. After graduation he began work as a Naval Architect with Elliott Bay Design Group. His work with EBDG included designs of, and engineering support for, a broad range of vessels, including passenger and passenger-vehicle ferries, work boats, tugs, barges, fishing vessels, offshore support vessels, landing craft, research vessels, cruise ships, and more. Patrick became a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Washington in 2012, followed by P.E. licenses in the states of Alaska, New York, and Louisiana. In 2017 Patrick began a joint Masters programme in Ship and Offshore Technology with the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland and Hamburg University of Technology in Hamburg, Germany. For his Masters thesis he developed a multi-vessel manoeuvring simulation tool for use in the evaluation and optimisation of towed manoeuvres. Upon completion of his Masters degree, in 2019 he returned to the UK to work on the development of a smart wind assisted propulsion system for SMAR Azure Ltd in Edinburgh. The work included structural design and analysis, mechanical design, work on a velocity prediction programme and route analysis tools, validation of aerodynamic analyses, working to obtain approval in principle, and planning for construction and model testing of half-scale models.