5th International Anatolian Energy Symposium 24-26 March 2021, Trabzon/TURKEY
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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.
Dr. Kilkis received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering with high honors from Middle East Technical University. He graduated in 1972 with honors degree from von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Belgium. Since then, Kilkis has been working on heat transfer, unified heat transfer theory, high-performance buildings, quantum mechanics, fluid dynamics, heat pumps, energy strategies, aerodynamics, exergy analysis, combined heat and power, tri-generation, hybrid solar PV systems, simulation, and computer aided design of green buildings. He is also active in wind, solar, and geothermal energy, global warming issues and solutions, innovative HVAC systems, low-exergy and waste heat utilization, district energy systems, and energy strategies. He revised Chapter 6 in ASHRAE Handbook on Radiant Panel Heating and Cooling and four other chapters at a capacity of principal reviewer. He is the co-author of a most recent book on cogeneration with renewables. He taught graduate and undergraduate courses at several universities like Gannon University (full time, Director of Computer Graphics), University of Missouri Rolla (adjunct), Middle East Technical University (full time, Assistant Dean, Assistant Director of the Graduate School), Baskent University (full time, Head of Energy Engineering Graduate Program), and Atılım University (Adjunct) between 1972 until 2019. In 1981 he received the Science Encouragement Award from TUBİTAK. He is the author of more than 500 papers in several journals and proceedings. ASHRAE has elevated him to Fellow Grade and has been named distinguished lecturer. In 2008, he received Distinguished Service and Exceptional Service awards from ASHRAE. Kilkis was always charged with the most challenging sustainable building design and radiant projects and has worked on more than 250 unique projects. One of them is the LEED Platinum ESER Building in Ankara Turkey. Kilkis has been appointed to the Executive Committee membership of the European Union Solar Thermal Technologies Platform in 2015. After the commencement of this duty in 2018, he became the Vice Chair of Renewable Heating and Cooling Committee (RHC).
Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department