Dr Tahsin Tezdogan

Senior Lecturer

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

Dr Tahsin Tezdogan is currently a senior lecturer in Fluid-Structure Interactions in the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering (NAOME) at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He is also the Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes in NAOME. Dr Tezdogan received his PhD degree in 2015 from Strathclyde from the same department, 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 waves, and the investigation of ship behaviour and performance in channels/canals. Recently he worked as a Co-I on a project entitled “Designing safe, green and sustainable vessels for Indonesian coastal transport and fishing operations”, funded by the British Council’s Newton Fund Institutional Links Grants. Within this project Dr Tezdogan was responsible for carrying out many tasks involving hull form optimisation of such vessels’ operation in Indonesian waters, using state-of-the-art Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods. Most recently, Dr Tezdogan has been involved in another Newton Fund Institutional Links project with Egypt as a Co-I. The project aims to develop a novel renewable energy powered mobile floating desalination platform for Egypt to reduce the fresh and clean water scarcity around coastal areas. Dr Tezdogan’s role in the project is to develop a CFD model to aid the engineering design calculations of the platform.


To date, Dr Tezdogan has published 17 papers in highly ranked journals and has presented his research at several international conferences and workshops. In addition to this, Dr Tezdogan is currently a guest editor for an Ocean Engineering Special Issue on ‘CFD Applications in Ship and Offshore Structures’. In April 2017 he was appointed as a Deputy Editor for Ocean Engineering journal. More recently, in September 2017, Dr Tezdogan was appointed to an ITTC Specialist Committee on Combined CFD/EFD Methods for a duration of three years. He is also a member of WEGEMT, RINA and the Scottish Branch of RINA. Dr Tezdogan has also been selected as a Reviewer or an Evaluator for some EU- Horizon 2020 and Newton Fund calls.


Experimental analysis of the squat of ships advancing through the New Suez Canal
Elsherbiny Khaled, Tezdogan Tahsin, Kotb Mohamed, Incecik Atilla, Day Sandy
Ocean Engineering Vol 178, pp. 331-344 (2019)
Investigation on long-term extreme response of an integrated offshore renewable energy device with a modified environmental contour method
Li Liang, Yuan Zhi-Ming, Gao Yan, Zhang Xinshu, Tezdogan Tahsin
Renewable Energy Vol 132, pp. 33-42 (2019)
Influence of mixed flows on ship hydrodynamics in dredged channels
Terziev Momchil, Tezdogan Tahsin, Incecik Atilla
38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering (2019)
Strategies to minimise numerical ventilation in CFD simulations of high-speed planing hulls
Gray-Stephens Angus, Tezdogan Tahsin, Day Sandy
38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering, pp. 1-10 (2019)
Bilge keel design for the traditional fishing boats of Indonesia's East Java
Liu Wendi, Demirel Yigit Kemal, Budi Djatmiko Eko, Nugroho Setyo, Tezdogan Tahsin, Kurt Rafet Emek, Supomo Heri, Baihaqi Imam, Yuan Zhiming, Incecik Atilla
International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Vol 11, pp. 380-395 (2019)
Study on the utilisation of laminated bamboo (Bambusa Arundinacea) slats as an alternative composite material for building small fishing boat framing structures
Supomo Heri, Budi Djatmiko Eko, Nugroho Setyo, Kurt Rafet Emek, Tezdogan Tahsin
The Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Part B, International Journal of Small Craft Technology Vol 160 (2018)

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Professional activities

Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST), UK (External organisation)
External Examiner for a PhD thesis at Newcastle University
External Examiner
Gerd Wessels
38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering
Member of programme committee
Guest Lecture on 2018 International Summer School on Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering and Mechanics in Shanghai, China
Invited speaker
Workshop on Sustainable Island Development (Newton Researcher Links)

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RCUK Catapult Researchers in Residence award (Offshore Renewable Energy)
Tezdogan, Tahsin (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2020
Initial studies towards an innovative Floating Wind-Hydrokinetic Power Station (FWHPS) for Upper Egypt Villages
Tezdogan, Tahsin (Principal Investigator) Yuan, Zhiming (Co-investigator) Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Co-investigator) Akartunali, Kerem (Co-investigator) Arslan, Volkan (Researcher)
The majority of Egyptians live either in the Nile delta, which is located north of Cairo and is known as Lower Egypt, or in the narrow strip of agricultural land south of Cairo on either side of the River Nile, known as Upper Egypt (UE). A report by the Egyptian Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics states that the poorest region in Egypt is the rural upper region (poverty rate of 49.4%). The number of villages in Egypt is 4655; around 22% of them suffer a continuous interruption of electricity. In its 2030 vision, Egypt is aiming to boost its renewable energy generation from 8% to 20%, specifically in UE. According to the Egyptian wind and current atlas, the wind and current have a high potential around the Nile which can be utilised for sustainable energy.
This project aims to investigate the concept of a floating hybrid system which will combine wind and hydropower generation for river applications, from technical feasibility, economic viability and environmental perspectives. The platform will offer a mobile, low emission and economically viable means of power generation for the poor population in UG villages. The ultimate aim is to establish partnerships for future GCRF calls.
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2019
Mobile Reverse Osmosis Floating Desalination Platform Powered by Hybrid Renewable energy (Newton Fund Institutional Links)
Oterkus, Erkan (Principal Investigator) Tezdogan, Tahsin (Academic) Atlar, Mehmet (Co-investigator) Day, Sandy (Co-investigator) Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Co-investigator) Oterkus, Selda (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2020
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Romanowski, Anthony
Tezdogan, Tahsin (Principal Investigator) Turan, Osman (Co-investigator) Romanowski, Anthony (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 01-Jan-2020

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Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building

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