Friedrich Mewis - Curriculum Vitae

  • born in Lutherstadt Wittenberg at 10th of February 1943
  • in 1961 university entry qualification (Abitur) in Pretzsch/Elbe
  • in 1968 graduating in Naval Architecture (Diplom-Ingenieur Schiffbau) at the University Rostock
  • from 1968 to 1996 employed at SVA (Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt Potsdam)  in different positions, since 1990 Head of Towing Tank Department.
  • in 1985 development of SVA Fin System.
    • from 1993 to 2005 chairman of the STG-Fachausschuß Schiffshydrodynamik
    • from 1996 to 2005 member of the Propulsion Committee of ITTC
  • from 1996 to 2006 Head of Resistance & Propulsion Department at HSVA (Hamburgische Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt).
  • since 2006 Consultant, Mewis Ship Hydrodynamics, Dresden.
  • in 2008 invention and development of Mewis Duct®
  • in 2012 development of Becker Mewis Duct® Twisted (formerly known as Becker Twisted Fin)
  • in 2022 together with Dirk Lehmann prizewinner GERMAN ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD for energy and CO2 reduction in the shipping world

[Photo: 1943, with my mother and my elder brother]

SMM, Hamburg, 2010, left Dirk Lehmann, Managing Director of Becker Marine Systems, right Friedrich Mewis