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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.  For 8 years I have been working in this area and 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 am also actively attending IMO MSC and MEPC Meetings 

Specialities: human factors, ship recycling, maritime safety and risk, accident analysis, statistical modelling and analysis

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Naval Architecture, Ocean And Marine Engineering

1 Oct 200810 Dec 2014

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Projects 2012 2020

Research Output 2008 2018

An investigation into fishing boat optimisation using a hybrid algorithm

Tezdogan, T., Shenglong, Z., Demirel, Y. K., Liu, W., Leping, X., Lai, Y., Kurt, R. E., Budi Djatmiko, E. & Incecik, A. 4 Sep 2018 In : Ocean Engineering. 167, p. 204-220 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Operating costs
Fuel consumption
Design of experiments
Open Access


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

Rafet Kurt (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


RINA-LR Maritime Safety Award 2017

Rafet Kurt (Recipient) & Osman Turan (Recipient), 27 Apr 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

air traffic
research organization
applied science

Activities 2010 2018

The International Congress on Occupational Safety & Health (Event)

Kurt, R. (Advisor)
6 May 20189 May 2018

Activity: Membership of committee

International Journal of Sustainable Engineering (Journal)

Kurt, R. (Peer reviewer)
17 Jun 2018

Activity: Journal peer review