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Dr Tahsin Tezdogan

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • He has a broad range of research interests, including CFD simulations of ship motions and resistance, the added resistance of ships due to waves, and the investigation of ship behaviour and performance in channels/canals. He worked on a number of internationally collaborated Newton Fund and Global Challenges projects. He worked on the EU-funded VENTuRE, MarLEM and GATERS projects as an investigator.
  • His PhD graduates work throughout the maritime sector, including ship design companies, academia, technology-led defence companies, offshore, renewable energy, and research organisations worldwide.
  • Please feel free to contact him directly on if you are interested in starting a PhD under his supervision.

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Accepting applications from PhD students.


Address: Boldrewood Campus, Burgess Road, SO16 7QF (View in Google Maps)

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Work Experience

Associate Professor in Maritime Engineering, University of Southampton, 2023- present

Reader in Fluid-Structure Interactions, University of Strathclyde, 2021-2023

Senior Lecturer in Fluid-Structure Interactions, University of Strathclyde, 2018-2021

Lecturer in Fluid-Structure Interactions, University of Strathclyde, 2015-2018

Research Assistant in Faculty of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, 2009-2012

Student Apprentice, BV Istanbul Office, 2008-2009

Scholarly Activities

Dr Tezdogan is co-Editor-in-Chief of Ocean Engineering for Elsevier. He is also on the editorial board of two other journals and before he served as special issue guest editor of Ocean Engineering, Applied Ocean Research, Journal of Marine Science and Technology. He regularly reviews papers for many Journals. 

He is also a member of research panel in Portugal. He has also been selected as a Reviewer or an Evaluator for some EU- Horizon 2020 and Newton Fund calls.

He has served on the technical committees of International Towing Tank Conference (NGO member of IMO) since 2017, as a member of the Specialist Committee on Combined CFD/EFD Methods of the 29th ITTC (2017-2021) and a member of the Quality Systems Group of the 30th ITTC (2021-2024).

He has also been selected as one of the 20 members of the UK Shipbuilding Skills Taskforce, which forms a partnership between government, industry, training providers and trade representative bodies.

He is also a member of RINA and IMarEST. He has been a Professional Affairs and Education Committee (PAEC) member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) since May 2019.


PhD, Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde, 2015

MSc, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, 2011

BSc(Hons), Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, 2009

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