University of Nebraska, USA
Dr. Demirel obtained his PhD degree in chemical engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK in 1981. He worked at the Cukurova University, Turkey (1982-1993) as assistant professor and associate professor (1986) and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia (1993-2000) and promoted to professor (2000). He carried out research and scholarly work at the University of Delaware between 1999 and 2001. He worked at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg as a visiting professor between 2002 and 2006. He joined the faculty of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2006. He has accumulated extensive teaching and research experience over the years in diverse fields of engineering His research interests include sustainable process design, simulation and optimization, energy technologies, thermodynamic analysis, technoeconomic and life cycle analyses, He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Thermodynamics and listed in various editorial boards of international journals. Dr. Demirel authored and co-authored two books, four book chapters, and more than 160 research papers. His book titled Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics was published by Elsevier in 2014 in its third edition. The book titled “Energy: Production, Conversion, Storage, Conservation, and Coupling by Springer was published in its second edition in 2016. He has obtained several awards and scholarships, and presented invited seminars.