5th International Anatolian Energy Symposium 24-26 March 2021, Trabzon/TURKEY




Keynote Speakers (in surname alphabetical order)

Assoc. Prof. Hafiz Muhammad ALI

Topic: "Surface condenser: Heat transfer"


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 230 papers (h-index: 40, citations: +5000 according to Google Scholar), 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).


Topic: "Wind Power – A technology enabled by power electronics"


Frede Blaabjerg (S’86–M’88–SM’97–F’03) was with ABB-Scandia, Randers, Denmark, from 1987 to 1988. From 1988 to 1992, he got the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at Aalborg University in 1995. He became an Assistant Professor in 1992, an Associate Professor in 1996, and a Full Professor of power electronics and drives in 1998. From 2017 he became a Villum Investigator. He is honoris causa at University Politehnica Timisoara (UPT), Romania and Tallinn Technical University (TTU) in Estonia.


His current research interests include power electronics and its applications such as in wind turbines, PV systems, reliability, harmonics and adjustable speed drives. He has published more than 600 journal papers in the fields of power electronics and its applications. He is the co-author of four monographs and editor of ten books in power electronics and its applications.


He has received 33 IEEE Prize Paper Awards, the IEEE PELS Distinguished Service Award in 2009, the EPE-PEMC Council Award in 2010, the IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award 2014, the Villum Kann Rasmussen Research Award 2014, the Global Energy Prize in 2019 and the 2020 IEEE Edison Medal. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS from 2006 to 2012. He has been  Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Power Electronics Society from 2005 to 2007 and for the IEEE Industry Applications Society from 2010 to 2011 as well as 2017 to 2018. In 2019-2020 he served as a President of IEEE Power Electronics Society. He has been Vice-President of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences.


He is nominated in 2014-2020 by Thomson Reuters to be between the most 250 cited researchers in Engineering in the world.


Assoc. Prof. Barbaros ÇETİN

Topic: "Grooved Heat Pipes: Modeling, Experimentation and Applications"


Dr. Barbaros Çetin received his B.S. (2002) and M.S. (2005) in Mechanical Engineering at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He received his PhD (2009) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University where he focused on electrokinetic transport and particle manipulation in lab-on-a-chip devices for biomedical applications. Following his PhD, he became a faculty member in Middle East Technical University-Northern Cyprus Campus Mechanical Engineering Program. In 2011, he became a faculty member in the Mechanical Engineering Department at I.D. Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. His current research interests include particle manipulation for microfluidic application, modeling of particle motion using boundary element method, and modeling, fabrication and experimentation of flat-grooved heat pipes. Dr. Çetin is the recipient of the 2015 Bilkent University Distinguished Teacher Award, 2017 Outstanding Young Scientist Award of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA-GEBİP), 2017 METU Prof. Dr. Mustafa N. Parlar Research Incentive Award and 2018 Science Academy Distinguished Young Scientist Award (BAGEP).

Prof. Orhan DURGUN


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.

Prof. Birol KILKIS

Topic: "Exergy Solutions in Energy and Global Warming Dilemma"


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

E-mail: aes2020@ktu.edu.tr