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Scholarly biography

Dr. Murat Aymelek is a Lecturer in Management with expertise in supply chain and maritime logistics. He holds a Ph.D. in Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering  from the University of Strathclyde and an M.Sc. in Marine Transport with Management (Shipping and Logistics) from Newcastle University. He obtained his B.Sc. degree in Maritime Transport Management Engineering from Istanbul University. 


Previously, Murat worked as an Assistant Professor and Section Leader of Maritime Transport Engineering in Turkey. He also had Postdoctoral researcher experiences in Turkey and the University of Galway in Ireland. He contributed to several international research projects and supervised Ph.D., MSc, and Executive Masters students. He joined many peer-review processes and has two years of industrial experience in international logistics. He is currently Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Maritime Transport and Logistics.

Research interests

Murat's research interest relates to maritime and port management, freight transport, supply chain management, and decision-making. He is currently working on intermodal transport, autonomous ships, shipping digitalisation, shipping energy efficiency, and port sustainability.

Supervisory Interests

Murat is interested in the supervision of both Master's and Doctorate level students willing to do research in the fields of maritime transport, logistics, supply chain management, business analytics, and business information systems. 

Approach to teaching

Murat uses various innovative teaching techniques to create an interactive learning environment for students. He involved teaching of following modules in the School of Business and Law:

International Logistics and Finance (Postgraduate)

Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Postgraduate)

Logistics and Supply Chain Management Project (Postgraduate)

Research Methods for Master's Degrees (Postgraduate)

Managing Systems and Operations (Undergraduate)

Information Systems and Decision Making (Undergraduate)

Operations and Process Management (Undergraduate)


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde

1 Dec 201225 Aug 2016

Award Date: 25 Aug 2016

Master, Marine Transport with Management, Newcastle University

26 Sept 201126 Sept 2012

Award Date: 26 Sept 2012

Master, Maritime Transport and Management Engineering, Istanbul University

15 Jul 200920 May 2011

Award Date: 20 May 2011

Bachelor, Marine Transport Management Engineering, Istanbul University

1 Sept 200519 Jun 2009

Award Date: 19 Jun 2009


  • HE Transportation and Communications
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Transport Studies
  • digital economy
  • Decision science
  • Marine Pollution
  • Innovation Management


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