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 within 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. Following this, 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. Very recently, Dr Tezdogan received a Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) pump-priming fund to perfom initial engineering calculations towards an innovative floating wind-hydrokinetic power station for Egypt in collaboration with the Nile Research Institution in Cairo. Most recently, Dr Tezdogan has been successful in obtaining two projects as PI and Co-I funded by the EU. These projects will start in early 2020 for 36 months.


To date, Dr Tezdogan has published more than 20 papers in highly ranked journals and has presented his research at several international conferences and workshops. In addition to this, Dr Tezdogan acted as 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. He was a local organising committee member for the recent OMAE 2019 conference, in addition to being a member of the OMAE short course committee. He also delivered a short course for OMAE 2019 in June 2019.


Dr Tezdogan also serves on different committees at Strathclyde at Departmental, Faculty and University levels. He is a member of NAOME's Departmental Management Committee, a member of the Faculty Academic Committee and a member of University Senate.


Use of the Mps method to estimate the energy conversion efficiency of the OWC-WEC
Masuda Mitsuhiro, Sasahara Yutaro, Minami Kiyokazu, Tezdogan Tahsin, Incecik Atilla
Ocean Engineering Vol 188 (2019)
A geosim analysis of ship resistance decomposition and scale effects with the aid of CFD
Terziev Momchil, Tezdogan Tahsin, Incecik Atilla
Applied Ocean Research Vol 92 (2019)
Application of eddy-viscosity turbulence models to problems in ship hydrodynamics
Terziev Momchil, Tezdogan Tahsin, Incecik Atilla
Ships and Offshore Structures (2019)
Initial Studies Towards an Innovative Floating Wind-Hydrokinetic Power Station (FWHPS) for Upper Egypt Villages
Arslan Volkan, Tezdogan Tahsin
Hydrodynamic response of the deep turbine installation-floating concept
Serret Jordi, Stratford Tim, Thies Philipp R, Venugopal Vengatesan, Tezdogan Tahsin
ASME 2019 Power Conference
A validation of a pivoted point absorber type wave energy converter using CFD
Yang Injun, Tezdogan Tahsin, Incecik Atilla
ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2019 (2019)

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Professional activities

ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2019
Invited speaker
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
OMAE Short Course Committee (External organisation)

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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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