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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


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Naval Architecture, Ocean And Marine Engineering

1 Oct 200810 Dec 2014

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Projects 2012 2022

Research Output 2008 2020

1 Citation (Scopus)

Safety analysis of offshore decommissioning operation through Bayesian network

Babaleye, A. O. & Kurt, R. E., 2 Jan 2020, In : Ships and Offshore Structures . 15, 1, p. 99-109 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bayesian networks
Risk analysis
Steel structures

A quantitative study into perceptions and attitudes of corporate social responsibility and sustainability developments in international shipping

Fasoulis, I., Kurt, R. E. & Poutos, E. I., 11 Apr 2019, 8th International Maritime Science Conference: Book of Proceedings. Ivošević, Š. & Vidan, P. (eds.). Kotor, p. 161-174 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

Freight transportation
Sustainable development
Environmental impact


Designing efficient and contemporary ship recycling yards through discrete event simulation

Author: Gunbeyaz, S. A., 1 May 2017

Supervisor: Kurt, R. E. (Supervisor) & Turan, O. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Rafet Kurt (Recipient), 28 Sep 2018

Prize: Other distinction


Nominee for Researcher Development Programme Supervisor of 2017/18 (PGR)

Rafet Kurt (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Activities 2005 2019

Journal of Environmental Management (Journal)

Rafet Kurt (Peer reviewer)
Feb 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal peer review


Rafet Kurt (Member)
2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of network