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Prof. Dr. Sümer Şahin

Prof. Dr. Sümer Şahin is now a Professor at the Nişantaşı University in İstanbul, Türkiye. He has been the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the Erciyes University in Kayseri and at the Near East University in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. He received his Diplom-Ingenieur (MS) degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Stuttgart (Stuttgart, Germany) in 1967 and Doktor-Ingenieur (Ph.D.) degree in Mechanical Engineering at the same university in 1970. He has received Habilitation degree in Physics at the University of Ankara in 1973. In the past, he worked as a Professor at ATILIM University (Ankara, Türkiye); Gazi University (Ankara, Türkiye); Erciyes University (Kayseri, Türkiye); King Saud University (Riyad, Saudi Arabia); as an Associate Professor at Ege University (İzmir, Türkiye) and Karadeniz Technical University (Trabzon, Türkiye); as an Advanced Research Scientist at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland); and as a NATO Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA. In 1997, he was guest Professor at the Universität Innsbruck, (Innsbruck, Austria). In1987, he served as The President of the Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBİTAK) and Vice-Chairman of the Intergovernmental Committee on Science and Technology for Development of the United Nations General Assembly (New York, USA). He has published close to 180 scholarly papers in reputable journals and about 170 international conference papers on a wide array of topics in nuclear and solar energy; and also given Invited Talks and Seminars in 16 different countries around the globe. His research interests and activities cover Neutron Transport Theory, Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Thermionic Space Craft Reactors, and Space Craft Nuclear Propulsion, Fusion Technology, Fusion-Fission (Hybrid) Reactors, Nuclear Waste Transmutation, Alternative Fuels for CANDU Reactors, Accelerator Driven Systems, Non-proliferation and Concentrated Solar Power. He has guided a great number of research projects. He is still actively working on GEN-IV reactor research and fusion technology with junior and senior colleagues. He has given lectures on Nuclear Engineering, Reactor Physics, Modern Physics, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Radiation Safety, Physical Aspects of the Energy Production, Nuclear Reactor Design, Fusion Technology and Heat Pipes at different universities in Turkish, English, French and German languages. He has done editorial work in various top journals, such as Energy Conversion&Management, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy and International Journal of Energy Research.His web-site is:


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