In October 2022, Katrina was appointed Programme Director at leading high-performance maritime design and applied technologies company Artemis Technologies.
A chartered engineer and graduate of Queen’s University with a PhD and BEng in Aeronautical Engineering and an MSc in Finite Element Analysis, Katrina has vast experience within the engineering and research sectors. Prior to her current role, she held the position of Head of Research at Artemis.
Katrina is tasked with leading and overseeing the successful completion of the Belfast Maritime Consortium’s Strength in Places programme. The Belfast Maritime Consortium was awarded a £33 million grant from the UK Research and Innovation’s Strength in Places Fund to develop zero emissions ferries, with the Belfast-Bangor pilot scheme’s vessel, aptly named Zero, due to commence service in 2024.
The 14-member syndicate, led by Artemis Technologies, has brought together a range of industry, academia and public bodies including Ards and North Down Borough Council, Belfast City Council, Belfast Harbour, Belfast Met, Catalyst, Condor Ferries, Creative Composites, Invest Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Advanced Composites Engineering (NIACE), Power NI, Queen’s University Belfast, Spirit AeroSystems, and Ulster University.