Personal profile

Scholarly biography

Dr. Murat Aymelek is an expert of maritime logistics, operations management, and supply chain management. He has an interdisciplinary academic background between marine engineering and supply chain disciplines. Murat previously worked in three different countries (Turkey, Ireland, UK) as a researcher and has notable work experience in international logistics. He has strong interests in working on various issues in the interest of ship management, freight transportation, and port sectors.


Murat is currently working on maritime AI (autonomous shipping) and maritime/port decarbonisation research. His work combines rigorous qualitative and quantitative methods to address the contemporary industrial issues. Murat has experience in working international research projects and has an established research network across the UK and Europe. Murat’s teaching activities include delivery of business analytics, operations management, maritime economics, and supply chain management modules. Murat also works as a teacher in UK Government funded Help to Grow programme.

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:


Global Supply Chains and Finance (Postgraduate)

Supply Chain Management (Postgraduate)

Procurement (Postgraduate)

Operations Management (Postgraduate)

Research Methods for Master's Degrees (Postgraduate)

Information Systems for Supply Chain Management (Postgraduate)

Managing Systems and Operations (Undergraduate)

Operations and Process Management (Undergraduate)

People and Systems (Undergraduate)

Applied Business Analytics (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

External positions

External Examiner in Supply Chain Management, University of Bedfordshire

1 Nov 2023 → …

Associate Member of Socioeconomic Marine Research Unit, University of Galway

1 Nov 2019 → …


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

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