Jonas Ringsberg

Full Professor, Deputy Head of Department and Head of Division of Marine Technology at the department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences.

Jonas Ringsberg is the deputy head of the Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences and the head of the Division of Marine Technology at Chalmers. He is also guest professor at Harbin Engineering University in China.

Professor Ringsberg teaches students (future engineers) focusing on naval architecture and ocean engineering in the international master's programme Mobility Engineering and the Marine Technology profile at Chalmers. He teaches courses (see below) related to structural engineering, naval architecture, design of marine structures and reliability analysis. He also supervises bachelor’s and master’s degree theses in these areas.


MMA169 – Structural Engineering

MMS205 – Naval Architecture

MMA151 – Marine Design Project


He is a lecturer in Chalmers’s Tracks programme in the course Engineering Fluid-Structure Interaction: Technologies and Practices.


Master’s theses: Read more about the department's project proposals.

Professor Ringsberg supervises and is the examiner for several doctoral students and is a mentor for a group of postdocs. The research is focused on computational mechanics, material mechanics and reliability analysis. His research interest and experience comprise material mechanics, fatigue (HCF, LCF, fracture mechanics, multiaxial fatigue, residual stresses and welds), the finite element method (nonlinear, implicit and explicit), prediction methods for ship’s energy performance, wave energy converter technologies, wind-assisted ship propulsion, probabilistic methods and risk analysis, composite mechanics and materials, and Arctic engineering.

The research activities are applied to collision and grounding, lightweight structures, fatigue of marine structures, dynamic response, marine renewable energy, risk analysis and risk assessment, Arctic engineering, ship energy and transport efficiency modelling, and safety and security. Professor Ringsberg’s research is of interest and is connected to Chalmers Area of Advance Energy, Materials Science and Transport.
Professor Ringsberg is a member of the “Lighthouse Programme Committee”, the “Nordic Committee for Safety at Sea”, “The Steering Committee of Marstruct Virtual Institute”, and the executive committee of ASME’s division “Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OOAE)”. He is a member of “The International Ship and Offshore Structures Committee (ISSC)”. He has worked in several technical committees: Technical Committee III.2 (Fatigue and Fracture, member) between 2006 and 2012 and Technical Committee II.1 (Quasi-static Response, chair) between 2012 and 2018. During the period 2018 to 2022, he has been a member of Technical Committee III.1 (Ultimate Strength) and is the chair of the committee for the period 2022 to 2025. He is a member of “The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME, Fellow)” and “The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA, Fellow)”.

He is a member of several organizing and scientific committees of international conferences such as ICSOS, MARSTRUCT, MARTECH, OMAE, RENEW and TRANSNAV. Professor Ringsberg is also Associate Editor of the journal “Proc IMechE Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment”. He is an editorial board member of the journals “Energies”, “Journal of Marine Science and Application”, “Marine Structures”, and “Ships and Offshore Structures”.​

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