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Captain Dr Seyedvahid Vakili serves as a dedicated research fellow at the University of Southampton (UoS) in the United Kingdom. His research endeavours are primarily focused on sustainability, energy, and achieving a net-zero impact within the maritime industry. This encompasses a comprehensive scope, spanning from ships to onshore infrastructure, including ports and shipyards.

Before embarking on his journey with the University of Southampton, Dr Vakili held the position of an Associated Researcher at the specialized Maritime Energy Management (MEM) division of the esteemed World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmo, Sweden. His profound dedication to his field has garnered him noteworthy recognition, including distinction from WMU and a postdoctoral research fellowship from the University of Southampton.

Throughout his illustrious career and academic pursuits, Dr Vakili has actively participated in numerous international projects, collaborating seamlessly with a diverse array of international organizations. His contributions have been documented in prestigious, internationally peer-reviewed journals, underscoring his commitment to advancing the forefront of knowledge in his specialized domain.