Tallinn University of Technology

On 2nd of May Serkan Turkmen will held the Venia Legendi lecture "Advancing sustainable marine technology to promote planetary wellbeing" for the Tenured Professor of Marine Technology position.

The aim of the professorship is to provide leadership in the field of education, research and development. It also aims to lead internationally visible research and development in the field of integrated marine systems and autonomous and unmanned marine technologies, and to achieve international visibility in this field.

Serkan Turkmen

Current Position

  • Lecturer in Marine Engineering, Newcastle University
  • Chairperson of the international Hydro Testing Forum


  • Ph.D. (2013) in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Strathclyde University and Glasgow University. Thesis “Application of Smart Materials for Vibration Reduction in Ships”.
  • MSc (2006) in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul.

Career highlights

  • Research Associate (2012- 2019), School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University
  • Naval Architect and Marine Engineer (2003-2005), Sahin Celik Shipyard, Istanbul.

 Key achievements

  • Principle Investigator Horizon 2020 (2021-2024), Retrofitting innovative rudder technology and Innovate UK project (2023-2025), Designing a propulsion system powered by hydrogen-battery.
  • Co-Principle Investigator EPSRC E-mu drive project, Designing and a wave generator.
  • Designed and built world first dynamic slime growing system and a water flume for testing ship coating frictional resistance.

The lecture "Advancing sustainable marine technology to promote planetary wellbeing" can be viewed via MS Teams (Meeting ID: 383 485 252 046; Passcode: dXaibR) on 2nd of May at 13-14. The lecture can also be attended via Teams at the Estonian Maritime Academy in room 221 (Kopli 101, Tallinn).