Dr Rafet Kurt

Senior Lecturer

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

My principal research interests lie in the field of human factors in the maritime domain. I have investigated the effects of noise and vibration on human performance and developed human response models for noise and vibration levels onboard ships. My research interests also include design, optimisation and operation of ships, by considering the human factors in the core of the subject.

Besides my main research area, I have also been actively working in the area of ship recycling.  Since 2018, I have been working in the area of ship recycling and I have contributed to the development of tools, models and training tailored for the unique needs of ship recycling sector. I am also involved in following EU funded ship recycling projects; FP7 DIVEST Project, LLP Ship DIGEST Project and LLP Boat DIGEST Project. I have contributed to the development of international regulations and guidelines



The hybrid method combined STPA and SLIM to assess the reliability of the human interaction system to the Emergency shutdown system of LNG ship-to-ship bunkering
Ahn Sung Il, Kurt Rafet Emek, Turan Osman
Ocean Engineering Vol 265 (2022)
Circular economy approach in the maritime industry : barriers and the path to sustainability
Okumus Dogancan, Gunbeyaz Sefer Anil, Kurt Rafet Emek, Turan Osman
Transport Research Arena 2022 (2022)
Human factors' contribution into maritime accidents by applying the SHIELD HF taxonomy
Navas de Maya Beatriz, Farag Yaser, Bantan Hadi, Kurt Rafet, Turan Osman, Uflaz Esma, Dandu Basappa Rithvik, Sotiralis Panagiotis, Ventikos Nikolaos
SNAME 14th International Marine Design Conference (2022)
A practical application of the Hierarchical Task Analysis (HTA) and Human Error Assessment and Reduction Technique (HEART) to identify the major errors with mitigating actions taken after fire detection onboard passenger vessels
Navas de Maya Beatriz, Komianos Alexandros, Wood Ben, de Wolff Louis, Kurt Rafet Emek, Turan Osman
Ocean Engineering Vol 253 (2022)
Assessing performance measurement indicators for ship manufacturing industry through Value Engineering and Risk Assessment (VENRA) model
Baihaqi I, Lazakis I, Kurt RE
MARTECH 2022, pp. 1-8 (2022)
Application of a SPAR-H based framework to assess human reliability during emergency response drill for man overboard on ships
Ahn Sung Il, Kurt Rafet Emek, Akyuz Emre
Ocean Engineering Vol 251 (2022)

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Professional activities

The Development of Green and Sustainable Ship Recycling Industry in Indonesia: A project's review
Facing the Crysis - Ship Recycling
Workshop on Hazard Identification in Ship Recycling Process
Webinar on Sustainable Ship Recycling Industry
Stakeholder focus group discussion for Indonesian ship recycling industry
Journal of Environmental Management (Journal)
Peer reviewer

More professional activities


Strathclyde Inspire Gate 1 Award
FARIYA, Siti (Principal Investigator) Kurt, Rafet (Co-investigator) Gunbeyaz, Sefer Anil (Co-investigator) Turan, Osman (Co-investigator)
Funding Award to Support Patent and Commercialisation Opportunity
The effect of learning curve on the HSE and efficiency
Gunbeyaz, Sefer Anil (Principal Investigator) Kurt, Rafet (Co-investigator) Turan, Osman (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2022
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Flower, Courteney
Turan, Osman (Principal Investigator) Kurt, Rafet (Co-investigator) Flower, Courteney (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2025
International Labour Organisation - Skills for Prosperity Project in Indonesia - PPNS
Kurt, Rafet (Principal Investigator) Atlar, Mehmet (Co-investigator) Boon, Stuart (Co-investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Co-investigator) Giagloglou, Eva (Co-investigator) Gunbeyaz, Sefer Anil (Co-investigator) Ion, William (Co-investigator) RAMIREZ MARENGO, Maria (Co-investigator) Riches, Phil (Co-investigator) Tezdogan, Tahsin (Co-investigator) Turan, Osman (Co-investigator)
27-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022
CENTS: Circular Economy Network+ in Transportation Systems - Maritime
Gunbeyaz, Sefer Anil (Principal Investigator) Jeong, Byongug (Co-investigator) Kurt, Rafet (Co-investigator) Turan, Osman (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 28-Jan-2022
Development of Training System For Safe Turkish Straits -
Gunbeyaz, Sefer Anil (Principal Investigator) Kurt, Rafet (Co-investigator) Turan, Osman (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2023

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Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building

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