2021 CEMT Award

The 2021 CEMT Award  is presented to Professor Atilla Incecik

"in recognition of his significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field of ocean engineering."

Atilla Incecik is a Professor of Offshore Engineering and he is currently working as Associate Principal & Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Prior to this appointment, he was Associate Deputy Principal (International). Before that, Professor Incecik had been the Head of Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering (NAOME) at the same University for 7 years. Under his leadership as Head of Department and now as the Executive Dean, the NAOME Department has increased its reputation and excellence in the area of ocean engineering globally. For example, NAOME is ranked number 4 in Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021 in the area of “marine/ocean engineering”, as declared on this website.

Professor Incecik was also the Lloyd’s Register Chair of Offshore Engineering and Founding Head of School of Marine Science and Technology at Newcastle University. He also served 7 years at Newcastle University before he joined Strathclyde as Head of Department. He gained Chartered Engineer status in 1988 from the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).

Professor Incecik has been responsible for the development of design and analysis tools and model testing of marine and offshore engineering systems during his research activities both in industry and academia throughout his professional career. In the past he was the Director of Strathclyde’s Kelvin Hydrodynamics Laboratory. Professor Incecik’s current research includes development of dynamic load and response prediction tools for ships, offshore platforms and marine renewable energy devices. To date Professor Incecik has been involved in many large ‘Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’ (ESPRC) and ‘European Union’ (EU) funded projects, as well as other international projects (such as ‘Global Challenges’, ‘Newton Fund’), amounting to around £20million in total.

Professor Incecik has published more than 200 articles and has received more than 3000 citations from these publications since 1980. His H-index is 30.As his track record demonstrates, Professor Incecik has made significant contributions to ocean engineering with his research outputs and publications since he was awarded his PhD degree from the University of Glasgow in 1982.

Professor Incecik is also the Research Manager of the Industrial Doctoral Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE). IDCORE is an EPSRC (UK’s engineering research council) funded doctoral training centre aiming to train engineering doctorate students in the offshore renewable energy area. This is a collaborative partnership between the Universities of Edinburgh, Exeter and Strathclyde. Through the IDCORE and other PhD programmes, he has trained a great number of PhD students throughout his career. Some of his PhD students are now serving in the offshore and ocean engineering sector and at higher education institutions in various positions, such as senior engineers, managers, CEOs, professors, deans and heads of department.

Professor Atilla Incecik was awarded a Strathclyde Medal by the University’s Principal in 2016. The Strathclyde Medals recognise people who have made an important contribution to the University values in their work, relationships and achievements.

In 2019 Professor Incecik was awarded an honorary doctorate by Chalmers University for his pioneering research in maritime environmental science, as announced on this website.

Professor Incecik is a member of committees of a number of international professional bodies, an honorary professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Harbin Institute of Technology, and a visiting professor at Zhejiang University.

Professor Incecik has been Editor-in-Chief of Ocean Engineering Journal since 2006. Ocean Engineering Journal’s 2020 Impact Factor (IF) has increased to 3.795. It was 0.924 before Professor Incecik was appointed as Editor-in-Chief. In the “ocean engineering” category, the Journal is now ranked number 2 out of 14 and in the “marine engineering” category, it is ranked number 1 in the world. In all categories, Ocean Engineering is a Q1 journal in the sector

Professor Incecik is a world renowned professor in ocean and offshore engineering who has made significant contributions to this area through his pioneering research and industry projects, scientific papers, conferences organised, the Journal he is managing and PhD students that he has supervised for 40 years.