Dr. Quazi Mohammed Habibus Sakalayen


Program Leader, UBD School of Business and Economics and Senior Assistant Professor, UBD School of Business and Economics


Dr Quazi Sakalayen is a Senior Assistant Professor at the UBD School of Business and Economics (UBDSBE), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). He is also the Program Leader (Business Administration) at UBDSBE.
Dr Quazi received his PhD in Maritime Transportation and Logistics Management from the Australian Maritime College (AMC), University of Tasmania (UTAS), and grew his expertise in mixed methods research in transportation, logistics, ports, shipping and regional development studies.

Dr Quazi has master degrees, one in Shipping Management (from the World Maritime University, Sweden) and the other is in Physics (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh).
He also completed a diploma and various professional courses and certificates in procurement, supply chain management and logistics organized by the Asian Development Bank, the Staff College Turin, Italy and the MIT, USA.

His current research interests focus on disruptive technologies for ports, logistics, and shipping; port connectivity and port-region co-development; smart port; maritime energy transition; halal logistics, econophysics based forecasting, and mixed-method research and content analysis in the maritime field.

Dr Quazi Sakalayen served as a Lecturer in the Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, Australia. He has extensive consultancy and research experiences in maritime research projects particularly at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore (for SMI funded MPA projects), Planning Commission- Bangladesh (Physical Infrastructure Division Development projects), Australian Maritime College (for AMC Search, AMSA and Regional Development Agency-Tasmania).
He also served 14 years in the Bangladesh Civil Service in various capacities at the policy and development administration. He is a member of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME), an alumnus of the World Maritime University (WMU), Malmo, Sweden and a Sasakawa Fellow (Friends of WMU, Ocean Policy Research Foundation, Japan).

(Dr Quazi Sakalayen is accepting PhD and Master by research candidates and Research Assistants in his research fields and/or on any niche, innovative or integrating aspects in maritime, business logistics and transportation domains).


The research interests mainly include the following and its interrelated domains (not exhaustive though)-
(Dr Quazi is looking for PhD candidates, Master by Research candidates and Research Assistants)
1) Disruptive Technologies and Innovation
2) GHG emissions reduction from Port and Shipping
3) Maritime transportation, energy transition and renewable energy
4) Mixed-method research in Maritime
5) Port connectivity and regional development (Smart and Next-generation port)
6) Resilient Port and Shipping Management
7) Sustainable Transportation, logistics and infrastructure development
8) Econophysics based forecasting for decision making in shipping
9) Health logistics, City logistics and public sector procurement management
10) Halal Supply Chain and Agricultural technology
11) Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on supply chain and business logistics


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Sakalayen, Q. M. H., Duru, O., & Hirata, E. (2020). An econophysics approach to forecast bulk shipbuilding orderbook: an application of Newton’s law of gravitation. Maritime Business Review, doi:10.1108/mabr-03-2020-0019.

Sakalayen, Q. M., Chen, S.-L., & Cahoon, S. (2017). The strategic role of ports in regional development: conceptualizing the experience from Australia. Maritime Policy and Management; 22 Aug 2017, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03088839.2017.1367969.

Chen, P. S.-L.*, Pateman, H., & Sakalayen, Q. (2017). The latest trend in Australian port privatisation: Drivers, processes and impacts. Research in Transportation Business & Management, 22(March), 201-213. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rtbm.2016.10.005.

Sakalayen, Q. M., Chen, S.-L. & Cahoon, S. (2016), 'Investigating the strategies for Australian regional ports' involvement in regional development', International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 153-174. doi: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSTL.2016.075012.

Sakalayen, Q. M., Chen, S.-L. & Cahoon, S. (2014), The Strategies for Australian Regional Ports' Involvement in Regional Development. IAME 2014 Conference held on July 15-18, 2014, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. [Received best paper award among 179 peer-reviewed papers]


Principal Investigator: Investigating disruptive technologies and innovations for port and shipping ecosystem in achieving supply chain resilience: the context of Brunei Darussalam, FIC Research Grant, 2021-2024.


2020-2021; Member of a consultant team; ASEAN-JAPAN CENTRE’S project titled ‘Promoting new forms of trade between Japan and ASEAN: Brunei Darussalam’ (UBD approved consultancy project).