Dr. Aykut I. ÖLÇER is a naval architect and marine engineer holding the position of Professor at the World Maritime University (WMU), Malmö, Sweden. In his Ph.D. thesis, he developed a novel methodology utilizing multiple attributive group decision-making and fuzzy set theories with the applications to Ship Design/Production area.
Hybrid (Freight) Sailing: Sustainable Approaches and Innovative Liaisons (Resubmission), SAIL, is the biggest research project aiming at exploring and promoting merchant wind assisted sailing in a Triple Helix (science, economy, public) approach. SAIL's activities will include financial engineering, market conditions, public awareness, emerging markets, ecol-abeling, alliance building, among others.
Tafsir Matin Johansson joined the WMU as a research intern working with the WMU Maritime Environmental Research Group (MER) in its work on various projects such as Invasive Species and NSBWO, as well as the preparatory works for the Arctic Shipping Conference i.e. 'Shiparc2014'. He simultaneously worked as a research assistant for the 'CSR Maritime' project that pertains to Corporate Social Responsibility and Maritime Governance. During his internship he also lectured at the MLP course.