The 2020 Offshore Technology Conference board of directors selected Ronald W. Yeung of the University of California, Berkeley, to receive its Distinguished Achievement Award.
Yeung was recognized for his 45-year career in educating naval architects and ocean engineers and for his research in ship and offshore hydrodynamics. He has supervised more than 100 students and visiting scholars. His students have received 16 U.S. and international best-paper awards. He has published nearly 200 articles.
Yeung has contributed original research to the naval architectural and ocean engineering fields. His most prominent research spanned from vortex methods development and roll-motion ship hydrodynamics to his recent endeavor: moon-pool resonance with a two-layer fluid and ocean renewable energy via wind and waves.