• United Kingdom

  • 100 Montrose St, Henry Dyer

    G4 0LZ Glasgow

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Personal profile

Personal Statement

Throughout my life, I have had a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds. As a marine engineer, I worked on commercial ships for over a decade. Subsequently, I spent seven years as a lecturer at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transportation (AASTMT). Since 2021, I have been employed as a Research Associate for the NAOME department at Strathclyde University. 

Academic / Professional qualifications

I graduated with distinction from the World Maritime University (WMU) with a Master of Science degree in Maritime Energy Management (MEM). Furthermore, I was awarded the WMU Chancellor's Medal of Honor for academic excellence. I also hold a Marine Chief Engineer Certificate of Competency since 2013.

Research Interests

My research has integrated a combination of non-classical methods to evaluate the energy efficiency of ships. In addition, I have participated in research endeavours aimed at developing Maritime Education and Training (MET) and its institutions beyond the current STCW standards. Recently, I joined the EU-funded SAFEMODE project in 2021, which sparked my interest in human factors and their potential application in marine design and risk management. Finally, I have gained extensive experience implementing various methods in the development of practical solutions, including artificial neural networks, regression techniques, and statistical analysis.

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 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, A decision support system for ship’s energy efficient operation: based on artificial neural network method , World Maritime University, PO Box 500, SE-20124, Malmo, Sweden

Sept 2016Nov 2017

Award Date: 5 Nov 2017

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Design and build a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport


Award Date: 1 Oct 2002

External positions

Lecturer, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport

1 Aug 20141 Feb 2021

Marine Engineer, Vela Marine International

1 Aug 2008Jul 2014

Marine Engineer, Pyramids Navigation

Jan 2006Jul 2008


  • Maritime
  • shipping
  • Marine Engineering
  • Neural Networks
  • Decision Making
  • Human Factors
  • Risk Analysis
  • Data Analysis


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