Mike Efthymiou is Professor for Offshore Structures at UWA. His experience in the design and delivery of offshore structures is second-to-none and he has made award-winning contributions to the industry in a career which spans more than 30 years.

His appointment has deepened the partnership between UWA and Shell, where he has been a key player in the development of FLNG technology as the company's Lead Technical Authority for the turret, moorings, production risers, water intake risers and topsides structural design. He holds several patents on aspects of the design.

Based overseas, Mike spends around one third of the year in Perth to deliver lectures to students and local industry, and to extend research and education inoffshore engineering in Western Australia in Professor David White's team.