PhD Topics

We're a new Maritime Safety Research Centre (MSRC) based at the University of Strathclyde in the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering.

We are looking for PhD students in the following areas:

  • Safety and security of complex and cyber-physical systems
  • Dynamic barrier management
  • Emergency response process and systems
  • Total resilience of marine systems
  • Intact/damage stability of ships and offshore assets 
  • Fire protection of ships and offshore assets´╗┐´╗┐
  • Accident/incident data reporting and processing
  • Safety culture
  • Safety, security, environmental footprint and logistics of marine autonomous systems
  • Digital Twins for enhancing safety 
  • Ship Design for Safety
  • Safe e-navigation and Collision avoidance
  • Engine room and marine systems: Design for Safe and Efficient Operation
  • Alternative Fuels: Impact on ship and systems safety
  • Maritime Enterprise Risk Management´╗┐

More information

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Our mission

Our mission is to support the development and nurture the implementation of Life-Cycle Risk Management, accounting rationally and formally for all cost-effective measures of risk reduction that lead to sustainable cost-effective-safety-improvement for new and existing ships and offshore assets. We're also supporting the development of a modern regulatory framework to support and nurture safety culture.


The MSRC is comprised from a partnership between:

  • the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering here at Strathclyde
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
  • DNV GL Classification Society

Together we're a world-class centre of excellence, shaping the future of maritime safety.