5th International Anatolian Energy Symposium 24-26 March 2021, Trabzon/TURKEY
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Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Ali, an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, received his Ph.D degree from Mechanical Engineering, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom in 2011. He was a post-doc at Water and Energy Laboratory, University of California at Merced, United States during 2015-16 period.
Dr Ali is a noted faculty member having thermal sciences, heat transfer and solar energy as areas of interest. Over the years, he has supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate students and his work, more than 100 papers (h-index: 30, citations: +2500), have been featured in various reputed international journals. Dr Ali has also represented his institution and Pakistan at several international and national conferences as an invited speaker and delivered numerous keynote talks. His other research interests include electronics cooling, condensation, nanofluids, heat transfer devices, thermal management.
He is the recipient of the ‘Best Young Research Scholar Award’ for 2017 in the Engineering category. He was conferred the honor at the 7th HEC Outstanding Research Award Ceremony held the other day. The award is of immense value to scholars competing for the honor as there is only one award reserved in the Engineering Category for ‘Best Young Research Scholar’ across all of Pakistan. Dr Ali has also had the honor of receiving HEC’s Best Research Paper Award (2013/2014) and Research Productivity Award by Pakistan Council of Science and Technology (2016-17).
Professor DURGUN obtained his combined B.Sc. and M.Sc degree from İstanbul Technical University (ITU), Department Mechanical Engineering in 1973. After working as an operation and maintenance engineer at TEK Seydişehir Gas Turbine Power Plant for a year, he had started working as research assistant at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Karadeniz Technical University (KTU). He completed his Ph.D. study in 1983 at ITU Faculty of Naval Architecture and Marine Sciences. Then, he worked as an assistant professor, associate professor and professor in KTU Mechanical Engineering Department. Since 2014, he is at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Avrasya University. Prof. Orhan DURGUN served as chairman of the department of KTU Marine Engineering, head of the Energy, Automotive branches of KTU Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is currently the chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Avrasya University, Trabzon. His research expertise focuses on internal combustion engines, fuels, engine design, combustion modeling, and ship hydrodynamics. Prof. Orhan DURGUN has about 100 scientific articles published in national and international journals, symposium proceedings. He also authored two book on internal combustion engines, and supervised +13 M.Sc. and Ph.D theses.
Besides his technical expertise, Prof. Orhan DURGUN is an active folk dancer, trainer and has publications on Trabzon and Turkish Folklore, Trabzon folk dance and music.
Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department