Ahmet Duran Şahin, PhD

Ahmet Duran Şahin finished undergraduate program at Meteorology Department of İstanbul Technical University (ITU) in 1994 and graduated to MSc. and PhD. at Atmospheric Science Program of Science and Technology Institute of ITU in 1996 and 2002 respectively. He also attended a post doctorial research program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Canada between 2004 and 2005. Because of his high-impact scientific researches, he was awarded by the Research and Technology Council of Turkey, TÜBİTAK in 2006. His main research areas could be divided into two parts, one of them atmospheric sciences-renewable energy sources that include wind energy, solar energy, wind-solar hybrid systems, exergy, climate, climate change and the other one is statistical-mathematical modelling that includes spatial models, temporal models, risk analysis, spatio-temporal models, geostatistic, fuzzy logic and neural networks.

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Duran Şahin has been the Head of the Meteorological Engineering Department and the Board Member of the Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics since 2012. He served as a member of the Board of the Istanbul Technical University Institute of Science and Technology between 2014 and 2020

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Vice Dean

Ahmet Öztopal, PhD

Vice Dean

Burcu Yıldız Ataş, PhD

Vice Dean

Mahmut Altınbaş, PhD

Vice Dean

Abdussamet Subaşı, PhD

Vice Dean

Burak Kulga, PhD

Dr. Burak Kulga holds Ph.D. Degree (2014) and M.Sc. Degree (2010) from Penn State University and a B.S. Degree from METU Ankara (2004), all in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. He also holds an M.S. degree in Energy Science and Technology from Istanbul Technical University (2010). His research work consisted of numerical modeling and reservoir simulations in oil and gas reservoirs as well as geothermal reservoirs, His research area also includes carbon dioxide sequestration in geological formations and machine learning applications in oil and gas industry.

He joined İTU family on September 9, 2019. His academic experiences include working as an assistant professor at Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department of Near East University and teaching and research assistant at Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department of Penn State University. He worked as a reservoir simulation engineer at Pusula R&D, a company that focuses on geothermal projects and investments in Turkey and Eastern Africa. He also worked as a production and stimulation engineer at Schlumberger in the USA; as a reservoir simulation engineer at Chevron in the USA; and as a production engineer at PEMI (now TransAtlantic Petroleum) in Turkey. His industry experience includes a wide range of activities including supervising production and drilling operations in East and Southeast part of Turkey, designing hydraulic fracture operations and fluids for shale reservoirs in Ohio, Colorado and Wyoming, uncertainty analysis and probabilistic forecasts for reservoir simulation models, development of full-field geothermal reservoir models, and analysis of geothermal well tests.

Secretary of Graduate School

Mustafa Özkartal

Mustafa Özkartal was born in 1974 in Yıldızeli district of Sivas. After completing his primary, secondary and high school education in Sivas, he accomplished his higher education at Atatürk University Erzincan Vocational High School between 1992 and 1994. Subsequent to his higher education, he completed his military service between 1995 and 1997. He started working in Istanbul Technical University in November 1997; and in 1998, he was assigned in Student Affairs Department of Institute of Science. While continuing his employment at İTU, he successfully completed his higher education in Department of Economics at Anadolu University Open Education Faculty between 2001 and 2005. During his assignment in the Institute of Science, he took parts in student information processing, student affairs, student military service procedures, occupational health and safety commission and graduate student orientation processes. Mustafa Özkartal currently holds the position of Secretary of the Graduate School, and he is married with two children.

Members of Administration Board

Ahmet Duran Şahin, PhDFaculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Ahmet Öztopal, PhDFaculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Burcu Yıldız Ataş, PhDTurkish Music State Conservatory
Mahmut Altınbaş, PhDFaculty of Civil Engineering
Abdussamet Subaşı, PhDFaculty of Mechanical Engineering
Burak Kulga, PhDFaculty of Mines
Ertuğrul Karaçuha, PhDInformatics Institute
Bülent Güloğlu, PhDFaculty of Management
Nilgün Yavuz, PhDEnergy Institute