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  • Dr Rafet Emek Kurt

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    Dr Rafet Emek Kurt’s principal research interests lie in the field of human factors in the maritime domain. He has investigated the effects of noise and vibration on human performance and developed a human response model for noise and vibration levels on-board ships. His research interests also include design, optimisation, operation of ships, by considering the human factors in the core of the subject.

    Besides his main research area, he has also been actively working in the area of ship recycling. For 8 years he has been working in this area and contributed the development of tools, models and training tailored for the unique needs of the ship recycling sector. He is also involved in following EU funded ship recycling projects; FP7 DIVEST Project, LLP Ship DIGEST Project and LLP Boat DIGEST Project. He is also actively attending IMO MSC and MEPC Meetings.

    In this Project, Dr Kurt will be the main applicant from United Kingdom. Dr Kurt will also contribute to provide practical information for the operation about loading conditions, stability and vessel behaviour through developing training modules.

  • Dr Tahsin Tezdogan

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    Dr Tahsin Tezdogan is a lecturer in Fluid-Structure Interaction in the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering. He received his BSc and MSc degrees from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, where he worked as a research assistant for three years before joining the University of Strathclyde. Dr Tezdogan received his PhD degree in 2015 from Strathclyde from the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, with his PhD thesis entitled, ‘Potential Flow and CFD-Based Hydrodynamic Analyses of Mono- and Multi-Hull Vessels’.

    Dr Tezdogan has a broad range of research interests, including CFD simulations of ship motions and resistance, the added resistance of ships due to the waves, and the investigation of ship behaviour and performance in channels/canals. To date, Dr Tezdogan has published many papers in highly ranked journals and has presented his research at several international conferences and workshops.

    In this project, Dr. Tezdogan will be jointly responsible for design optimisation through carrying out numerical investigation of the hydrodynamic performance of the new vessel design. He will also cover the operability analysis of the vessel based on the given environmental conditions.

  • Dr Zhiming Yuan

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    Dr Zhiming Yuan is a lecturer of Hydrodynamics in the Naval Architecture Ocean and Marine Engineering Dept. at Strathclyde University. His research interests mainly lie in the theoretical and numerical analysis of the hydrodynamic performance of the offshore structures.

    In this project, Dr. Yuan will be jointly responsible for design optimisation through carrying out numerical investigation of the hydrodynamic performance of the new vessel design. He will also cover the operability analysis of the vessel based on the given environmental conditions.

  • Dr Wendi Liu

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    Dr Wendi Liu graduated with a BEng degree in the department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering jointly with University of Strathclyde, University of Glasgow and Harbin Engineering University in 2011. He further pursued his study for a doctoral research on the topic of “Computational modelling on the efficiency improvement for marine renewable energy devices base on CFD and Fluid-Structure-Interaction (FSI) method” by using in-house fluid-structure interaction (finite volume and finite element coupling) FORTRAN 95 code at the same institution since October 2011. Since October 2014, he has become a part-time Research Assistant with the project of “Driving down the cost of offshore wind in UK waters funded by TLPwind UK”. On 29th November 2015, he qualified for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy for research in the department of NAOME. Since March 2016, he has been appointed as a full-time Research Associate in the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde.

  • Dr Yigit Kemal Demirel

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    Dr Yigit Kemal Demirel is a Lecturer in the Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department at the University of Strathclyde, and is the International/Erasmus Exchange Coordinator of the Department. His research interests lie in computational (CFD) and experimental hydrodynamics. He is actively engaged in fundamental and industry-focussed research on the effect of roughness (hull fouling and antifouling coatings) on ship performance, energy efficiency of ships, hull-propeller optimisation and energy saving devices (ESDs).

    In this project, Dr. Demirel will be jointly responsible for design optimisation through carrying out numerical investigation of the hydrodynamic performance of the new vessel design. He will also cover the operability analysis of the vessel based on the given environmental conditions.

  • Prof. Ir. Eko Budi Djatmiko, MSc, PhD, FRINA

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    Prof Eko Budi Djatmiko is a lecturer and superintendent of the Offshore Hydrodynamics Laboratory at the Department of Ocean Engineering (DoE), Faculty of Marine Technology (FMT), Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Surabaya – Indonesia. He completed his undergraduate degree from the Faculty of Shipbuilding & Engineering ITS in 1983. Pursued further studies at the Department of Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering (NAOE), Glasgow University, Scotland, earned his MSc degree in 1988 and PhD degree in 1992 after submitting the thesis entitled “Hydro-Structural Studies of SWATH Type Vessels”. Upon his return to ITS in 1993 Prof Djatmiko has been engaged with various studies, researches and professional services related to design, hydrodynamics and structural analyses of ship and ocean structures. He has also held responsibilities in a number of university management, ranging from Head of DoE-ITS in 1993-1999, Head of ITS Marine Research Center in 2000-2003, Deputy Dean FMT-ITS for Student Affairs in 2003-2007, ITS Vice Rector for Cooperation Affairs in 2007-2011, Dean of FMT-ITS in 2011-2015, and Chairman of ITS Sustainable Island Development Initiatives (SIDI) in 2014-now.

    His achievements as a professional ocean engineer may be shown by some of the following activities. Member of the Team for Ship Stability Evaluation, an assignment by the Ministry of Transportation (MoT) – Republic of Indonesia (RI).Team Leader for the Design Review and Verification of the Belanak FPSO, an assignment by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MoEMR) – RI in collaboration with ConocoPhillips Indonesia Inc Ltd. Team Leader for the Design Review and Verification of the West Seno TLP, an assignment by MoEMR – RI in collaboration with Unocal Makassar Ltd. Member of the Technical Committee of Indonesian Bureau of Classification (BKI). Member of the Independent Team on Oil & Gas Safety Monitoring, assignment by the MoEMR – RI. Member of the Preparatory Team for the Procurement of 3,500 Fishing Vessels, an assignment by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MoMAF) – RI. Team Leader for the Roadmap Development on the Implementation of LNG as Alternative Fuel for National Marine Transportation, an assignment jointly given by the MoEMR and MoT – RI.

    Prof Djatmiko is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (FRINA).

  • Dr. Ir. Setyo Nugroho MSc PhD

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    Dr. Ir. Setyo Nugroho pursued and completed a bachelor and a master degree at the department of marine transportation, the Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft), the Netherlands, in 1993. Between 1993-1997, he worked at PT Meratus Line, a local container shipping company in Surabaya, At the Department of Operations, he was responsible for the an array of operational activities including scheduling, bunkering, agency and logistic project management. Starting from 1999 till 2005 he pursued a doctoral degree at the Department of Marine Transport, at Thecnische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany. Parallel to his doctoral research, he worked as a research staff conducting a joint research project between TU Berlin, TU Hamburg-Harburg and Muller+ Blanck to develop a new algorithm of stowage planning for container ships, 2001-2004. He filed a German patent application on his Case-Based Stowage Planning System at the German Patent Office (DPMA) and an international one at the European Patent Office (EPA), in 2004 and 2005 respectively. He currently leads the Marine Transport Telematics Laboratory of the Department of Marine Transport Engineering, at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Surabaya. Apart from lecturing on Marine Transport Modelling, Shipping, Marine Transport Telematics and Research Methodology, he conducts a research in the fields of Intelligent Transportation Systems, including iStow (stowage planning tool development), Digital Island (ICT-based solutions for small islands), traditional shipping operations. Following a managerial position as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Marine Technology, 2011-2015, he is occupied with the Sustainable Island Development Initiatives (SIDI). SIDI is an international research collaboration aiming to contribute solutions and ideas to develop a small island in a sustainable way, since 2012.

  • Dr. Ir. Heri Supomo, MSc PhD

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    Dr. Ir. Heri Supomo, M.Sc. Is a lecturer in the department of naval architecture and ship building engineering, faculty of marine technology, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Surabaya. He is also the head of the Ship Production  Technology and Management Laboratory. Heri completed undergraduate in 1987 from Marine Engineering Faculty, ITS. He continued M.Sc degree at the University of Strathclyde Galsgow, Scotland and graduated in 1992 with the thesis title of: Computer based analysis of material management in the small-medium yard of Indonesia. Doctoral program graduated in 2016 and gained clumlaude predicate (GPA 4.0). His dissertation entitled of: Study of Bamboo Use as an Alternative Material for Fish Ship Building Materials with Cold Pressed Planking System Method. Dr. Heri has conducted several studies related to his profession as an expert of material, production technology and management related to ship. His research focuses on environmental sustainability and renewable material resources to build ships. He is also a member of SIDI (Small Island Development Iniciative) team from ITS Surabaya starting 2014 – now. In addition Dr. Heri also serves as a consultant team for the study of tradisional shipping safety in Indonesia – assignment by the Ministry of Communication – the Republic of Indonesia;  the members of the Preparation and Procurement Of 3500 Fishing Vessels – assignment by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries – the Republic of Indonesia, Advisor to the Fishermen Community Association of Indonesia (HNSI). One of his articles which is selected achieving the Distiction Medal from RINA is Flexure Strength Analysis of Laminated Bamboo Slats (Dendrocalamus Asper) for Constructing Small Fishing Boat Shell.