M. Ziya Sogut, Ph.D., is a Full Professor in the Department of Marine Engineering at Piri Reis University. He received his undergraduate degree from Marmara University in 1988, and his master and doctorate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Balikesir University in 2005 and 2009, respectively. In addition, he continues to work as a Certified Building Energy Manager, UNIDO International Energy Efficiency Expert in Industry, and as a referee for national and international scientific journals. He has managed projects and conducted studies in the areas of energy, exergy, exergo-economic analysis and optimization, heat recovery, renewable energies and applications, energy management, cooling technologies and applications, and environmental technologies and analysis.
T. Hikmet Karakoc, Ph.D., is a Full Professor with the Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Eskisehir Technical University and the Information Technology Research and Application Center at Istanbul Ticaret University. He received his undergraduate degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Anadolu University, his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Yildiz Technical University, and his Ph.D. from Anadolu University, where he started his full-time teaching. Professor Karakoc has a wide range of research interests, including sustainable aviation, aircraft propulsion systems, insulation, heating, ventilating and air conditioning, indoor air quality, gas turbines, cogeneration systems, renewable energy, energy economics, fuels, and combustion. He has participated in numerous industrial projects on these topics as a researcher, consultant, and project manager for over 30 projects and corporations. He serves as an Editor-in-Chief, guest editor, and editorial board member for international scientific journals and has published papers in various national and international journals, conferences, and books. Professor Karakoc actively holds membership positions for the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers and many sectorial associations, international scientific organizations, and societies and is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Green Energy. He is the President of the International Sustainable Aviation Research Society (SARES), which actively supports scientists and students in the area of sustainable aviation. He organizes four symposiums on aviation subject areas as a Founding Chair.
Omer Secgin, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technology Faculty, at Sakarya University of Applied Sciences. He received his BSc from the Firat University, Faculty of Technical Education, Elazig, Turkey, and his MSc in 2005. In 2019, he completed his Ph.D. at Sakarya University. His research areas include metal forming, manufacturing, optimization, additive manufacturing, and finite element analysis.
Alper Dalkiran, Ph.D., received his bachelor’s degree Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Eskisehir Technical University (Formerly known as Anadolu University) from the Avionics Department. He completed his MSc degree in the School of Science from Anadolu University in 2004 in Aviation Maintenance. He earned his Ph.D. in 2017 in Environmental Sustainability on Airports from the School of Science at Anadolu University by developing a model of energy-based calculations of an aerodrome. Dr. Dalkiran has studied aircraft engines, sustainability, airports, and exergy. He has a 17-year of professional experience in airports in information technology, automation, and integration. He has managed teams on system design, projects, tests, commissioning, operational readiness, and operations. He has been working in the School of Aviation at Suleyman Demirel University since 2019 and lecturing in flight theory, airline management, and airport design subjects.