Dr Arnulf Hagen

Arnulf Hagen is an adjunct professor at the Department of Marine Technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Professor Hagen started studying Civil Engineering (structures) at the Norwegian Institute of Technology and majored in 1986 at the University of Kansas. He received a second MSc in Ocean Systems Management from the Department of Ocean Engineering/Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) sponsored by the United Nations Office of Ocean Affairs and the Fulbright Foundation. In 1993 he received his PhD-degree from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (now NTNU).

After completing his PhD, Hagen started working as a senior researcher at MARINTEK, in the field of shipbuilding research interrupted by a period of working at a naval shipyard and in the Norwegian Frigate Project. As a researcher, he managed several large projects in a variety of disciplines and with a large number of different clients. In 2001, Hagen started the company proNavis together with a colleague. In 2005 the company was bought by DNV, now a department in DNV headed by Hagen. DNV proNavis is a competence center in the field of maritime and offshore logistics.

As adjunct (part-time) professor there is limited research activity involved, as the major effort is in teaching. The teaching consists of “shipbuilding”, focus on the modern and (north) European shipbuilding tradition with gradually less steelwork involved with building increasingly complex systems. More attention is placed on understanding and improving processes (sales, design, engineering, procurement, material logistics and production) and the interaction with external suppliers in a shipbuilding network than on the actual details of fabrication processes. In addition to education, the position involves guiding master students and contributing to PhD-researchers. Here, efforts will be put on research into modularized building methods, network/supply chain-based shipbuilding and environmental issues, particularly in the context of greenhouse gas emissions.

The main intention is to provide students with an industrial and holistic perspective of shipbuilding, elucidating the fact that this is a very advanced industry that delivers some of the more complex products in the world, at the same time as highlighting the very strong position of Norwegian maritime industry, particularly in the field of advanced and specialized products and operations. The fundamental approach is to make the students understand the logics that drive important processes, and thus also understand the dependencies between them. Concretely, this is essential in order to really exploit the potential benefits in building platform-based, modularized, using early outfitting in tight interaction with collaborating suppliers.

Selected publications:

  • A Hagen, A Grimstad; "The Extension of System Boundaries in Ship Design", International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 2010 (RINA Transactions Part A)
  • A Hagen, A Grimstad; ”Customised ship design = customised ship design environments”, Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT), 2008
  • S. O. Erikstad, A. Hagen; “Applying Product Platform Technologies in Ship Specification Development (Part II)”, International Marine Design Conference (IMDC), 2006
  • A. Hagen, S. O. Erikstad; “Applying Product Platform Technologies in Ship Specification Development”, International Conference for Computer Applications in Shipbuilding (ICCAS), 2005
  • S O. Erikstad, A. Hagen, “Collaborative build specification development”, International Conference for Computer Applications in Shipbuilding (ICCAS), 2002
  • A. Hagen, “Utstyr, modularisering og arrangement”, MARINTEK, 1998
  • A. Hagen, O. Osland, “Samspill i Maritim Sektor”, MARINTEK, 1997
  • A. Hagen et al, “Verftsbok Tidligutrusting” (“Early outfitting”), MARINTEK, 1996
  • A. Hagen, “The Framework of a Design Process Language”, PhD-thesis, NTH, 1993

Extensive list of publications