Atilla Incecik is a professor at the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He is a leading researcher in marine technology and was formerly at Newcastle University as the holder of the Lloyd's Register Chair of Offshore Engineering. He has been a member of the Lighthouse Scientific Advisory Board for several years and has contributed constructively to the development of sustainable shipping research.
Atilla Incecik is awarded an honorary doctorate for his pioneering efforts together with Chalmers researchers in maritime environmental science.
He has much research experience in traditional shipbuilding and offshore construction. The shipping world first began to pay attention to environmental issues in 2005, after reports of tens of thousands of early deaths caused by emissions from ships. Around the same time, public awareness of the need to reduce CO2 emissions was increasing, and so the focus of his research area expanded to emissions reduction and energy efficiency. Meanwhile at Chalmers, the research group maritime environmental science was being established. The cooperation between the groups provided access to supplementary networks, insight into national research projects, contacts through exchange of doctoral students, participation in seminars and workshops, and several research applications.