Tahsin Tezdogan


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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. 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 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 Institute in Cairo. Most recently, Dr Tezdogan has been successful in obtaining two projects as PI and Co-I funded by the EU. These projects started in early 2020 for 36 months.


To date, Dr Tezdogan has published more than 30 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 IMarEST. 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 has served on different committees at Strathclyde at Departmental, Faculty and University levels. He is currently a member of University Senate and his Department's Teaching & Learning Team. He is also a member of the Faculty Academic Commitee in his capacity of Faculty-level Academic Peer Reviewer.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University Of Strathclyde

1 Jun 201214 May 2015

Award Date: 14 May 2015

Master of Science, Istanbul Technical University


Bachelor of Science, Istanbul Technical University



  • Ship hydrodynamics
  • Ship seakeeping
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Ship motions


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