Professor of Marine Design and the Director of Maritime Human Factors Centre at the Department of Naval Architecture, Marine and Ocean Engineering, University of Strathclyde. He has internationally leading expertise in Safe and Energy-Efficient Marine design and operations, including maritime human factors. He was the founding partner and the technical director of Safety at Sea ltd between 1999 and 2007. He has published more than 90 journals and 200 conference papers while he organised several international conferences.
Prof Turan has extensive experience managing projects while serving as the international scientific advisor to the Norwegian National project ‘ Smart Maritime Project’. He has been involved in more than 100 research and consultancy projects. Prof Turan has participated as an investigator in EPSRC’s largest-ever funded marine research projects in energy efficiency: Low Carbon Shipping (2010-2013) and Shipping in Changing Climates (2013-2017). Prof Turan was the coordinator of FP7 SEAHORSE project, which received the LR-RINA maritime safety award 2017, and the scientific co-ordinator for the recently completed H2020 SAFEMODE project in collaboration with the aviation industry. Prof Turan was also the winner of the 2018 TRAVISION (TRA 2018) Senior European Researcher Award in waterborne transport organised by the European Commission.