Prof. Dr. Murat Özkök was born in 1979 in Karabük. Murat Özkök completed the primary school at the Karabük Mimar Sinan Primary School, the secondary school at Beşbinevler and the high school at Karabük Demir Çelik High School. Murat Özkök received his bachelor's degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. He received MsC and PhD degress from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, in 2005 and 2010 respectively. After completing his military service in 2011, he has started to work as a faculty member in Karadeniz Technical University Surmene Marine Sciences Faculty, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department. He became Assoc.Prof in 2014 and Professor in 2019. He is still working in the related department as the Head of Department. Murat Özkök is fluent in English; He is married and has 2 daughters.