Hideyuki Ando is senior general manager of MTI, R&D arm of NYK Line. After he joined MTI in 2005, he leads many R&D projects regarding energy efficiency and safety in NYK fleet operations. Prior to his current job at MTI, he was an associate professor at the University of Tokyo. He was honored with Best Youth Award JASNAOE (Japan Society of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering) in 2003. He holds a Doctor of Engineering.