Academics

Prof.Dr. Gülden Gökçen AKKURT

Head of the Energy Systems Engineering
Head of the Energy Engineering M.Sc. Programme

Dr. Gulden Gokcen Akkurt completed her MSc. and PhD. In Solar Energy Institute of Ege University-Turkey. She obtained a Diploma in “Geethermal Energy Technology” from Geothermal Institute of Auckland University-NZ. Her main research areas are geothermal energy systems and building energy efficiency.

Asst.Prof. Dr. Ferhat BİNGÖL

ERASMUS Coordinator

Dr. Ferhat Bingöl has over 15 years’ experience in wind energy research and holds a MSc in Wind Energy and a PhD in Wind Energy from Denmark Technical University Wind Energy Department, one of the world’s most prestigious wind energy laboratories (formerly known as Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy). His wide-ranging studies revolve around wind databases, wind atlas generation, lidar measurements, complex terrain studies, GIS and satellite wind measurements.

Asst.Prof. Dr. Güray YILDIZ

Deputy Head of the Energy Systems Engineering

Dr. Güray Yildiz is a chemical engineer specialized in the areas of biomass energy, waste-to-energy, and biofuel technologies. After getting his PhD degree from Ghent University (Belgium) in Chemistry and Bioprocess Technology (2015), he worked as a post-doc researcher in Ghent University and Iowa State University of Technology. He is currently the coordinator of the Laboratory for Thermo-Chemical Technologies (LTCT) and a faculty member responsible from the research and education line concerning bioenergy at IZTECH-ESE. Dr. Yildiz has a track record with over 30 publications, is a reviewer for several journals listed in ISI-Web of Science and an expert evaluator for H2020 calls.

Asst.Prof. Dr. Başar ÇAĞLAR

Dr. Basar Caglar is an experienced researcher working in the fields of reaction engineering, catalysis, surface science, spectroscopy and electrochemistry. His research mainly focuses on the development of sustainable energy solutions in energy-chemistry nexus. His current research interests are thermochemical and electrochemical conversion of biomass-derived feedstocks for chemicals and fuel production and heat and electricty stogare systems.  He received his doctorate degree from Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands) in 2014 and then he continued his studies in both academia and industry in different disciplines. Dr. caglar is a reviewer for several journals listed in ISI-Web of Science and a expert evaluator for H2020 calls.

Assoc.Prof. Dr. Z. Haktan KARADENİZ

Dr. Z. Haktan Karadeniz received his MSc and PhD degrees in Energy from Dokuz Eylül University, Department of Mechanical Engineering. He worked as a faculty member in İzmir Kâtip Çelebi University Department of Mechanical Engineering between 2013 and 2021. He continues his research in the fields of indoor air quality,  wind energy, and nanofluids’ convective heat transfer. In addition to his academic studies, he is an active member of related professional associations

Asst.Prof. Dr. Aslı GÜNDOĞAR

Dr. Asli Gundogar is a petroleum and natural gas engineer specialized in the areas of core-scale flow experiments, multiscale multi-instrument imaging, and coupled geochemical and transport processes in unconventional systems. She received her MSc and PhD degrees from Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey. She continued her postdoctoral research activities in the Dept. of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University. Dr. Gundogar has several journals listed in ISI-Web of Science.