Mechanical Engineering , Middle East Technical University (METU), 1980
Mechanical Engineering , Middle East Technical University (METU), 1978
Ankara Science High School, Ankara
Radiative heat transfer; nanoscale transport phenomena; applied optics; energy conservation and innovations in buildings.
Director of the Center for Energy, Environment and Economy (CEEE) Head of Mechanical Engineering Department
Prof. Dr. M. Pinar Mengüç obtained his BS and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Middle East Technical University (METU), in Ankara, Turkey. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, Indiana, USA in 1985. He joined the faculty at the University of Kentucky the same year as an assistant professor, and was promoted to the ranks of associate and full professor in 1988 and 1993, respectively. In 2006, he was recognized as an Honorary Professor at ESPOL (Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral), Guayaquil, Ecuador. Prof. Dr. Mengüç was a visiting professor at the Universita degli Studi "Federico II," in Napoli, Italy in 1991, and at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University in Boston during the 1998-1999 academic year. He served as the coordinator of the Umbrella Program on Nano-Scale Engineering (UPoN) and the director of the Nano-Scale Engineering Certificate Program at the University of Kentucky. In 2008, he was named as the Engineering Alumni Association Chair Professor at the University of Kentucky.
Prof. Dr. Mengüç has five assigned and three pending patents. He has authored/coauthored more than 145 international refereed journal articles, more than 180 conference papers, more than 110 international invited/keynote speeches, and two books. To date, he has guided more than 60 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students and post-doctoral fellows. Since early 2009 he has been at Ozyegin University in Istanbul as the Head of Mechanical Engineering Program and the Founding Director of the Center for Energy, Environment, and Economy. As of 2018, he has been managing four large-scale European Union projects at the CEEE.
Prof. Dr. Mengüç was selected to the ranks of fellow by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and by the International Center for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT) in 1999 and 2002, respectively. He has also been assigned as the Turkish Delegate to European Framework programs on the Energy Commission for the years between 2010 and 2016. He received the Faculty Excellence Award for Information Transfer and the Faculty Excellence Award for Research from Özyeğin University in 2014 and 2015, respectively. In 2016, he was elected to the Science Academy of Turkey. In 2018, Mengüç has received the ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award in the Art Category.