Atilla Incecik


  • United Kingdom

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Professor Atilla Incecik is Professor of Offshore Engineering. Between October, 2007 and December, 2022  he served as as the Head of Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Deputy Associate Principal, Associate Principal and the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, and Associate Principal. 

Professor Incecik's research activities include the development of hydrodynamic design and analysis tools and model testing of marine and offshore engineering systems including offshore and marine renewable energy devices. 

Professor Incecik was the Research Manager of Industrial Doctoral Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE) and is a Chair Professor at Zhejiang University. Professor Incecik was the Editor-in-Chief of Ocean Engineering Journal between October 2006 and December 2023. In 2019 Professor Incecik was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden in recognisition of his research on Green Shipping and Environmental Sustanabilty. In 2022 Professor Incecik was the recepient of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects' William Froude Medal.  This medal is awarded to an individual who has made a conspicuous contribution to naval architecture and/or shipbuilding and whose achievements merit special consideration. The William Froude Medal is the Institution's higest award for professional achievement. In 2022 Professor Incecik was awarded the Confederation of European Maritime Technology Socities (CEMT) award in recognisition of his 'significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field of ocean engineering'

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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