Professor Shenoi’s research interests are mainly in the mechanics of lightweight composite structures with potential applications in civil construction, marine and transportation sectors; he has also worked on ship systems design. He has supervised 39 PhD/EngD and 5 MPhil candidates to successful outcomes and published 15 books and over 300 papers in archival journals and proceedings of refereed conferences.
He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment (Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M) and also serves on the Editorial Boards of several international journals in applied mechanics, naval architecture and ocean engineering.
He won the David Cargill Prize by the Institute of Petroleum (Scotland) in 1981 and the Bronze Medal by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects in 1998. He was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Industry Fellowship (1996-97) and the Royal Society Industry Fellowship (1998-2000).
He has held the Royal Academy of Engineering Research Professorship from 2003. He was Guest Lecturer/Professor in Materials Science at Surrey University (1994-2000), Guest Professor in Civil and Structural Engineering at Surrey University (2002-2006), Visiting Professor in Marine Technology at Delft University of Technology (1997-2001), Visiting Professor in Composite Structures for Ocean Space Systems at Yokohama National University (2010-2011), a Scholar in Residence in Ship Technology at Cochin University of Science and Technology under India’s Kerala State Government’s Erudite Scheme (2011) and the Michael Fam Visiting Professor in Naval Architecture at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (2012-13).