Zafer Utlu is a full professor of Mechanical Engineering at İstanbul Gedik University (IGUN). He is also the President of the Project Management Office and Technology Transfer Office of IAU. He is member of The International Federation of Inspection Agencies. He received Ph.D. in Energy from Ege University in 2003. He has a wide range of experience of thermodynamic analysis including energy and exergy analyses, renewable energy technologies, zero energy buildings, energy storage, energy systems, solar energy applications, heat pumps, waste heat recovery technologies, thermophotovoltaic systems, and power cycles. He is carrying out a lot of projects which are supported by the The Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey (STRCT) and British Council, UNDP, ISTKA and industry. He published over 120 refereed papers on international and national basis.
Prof. Utlu is advisor of solar energy applications and heat pumps in many industrial projects. He has provided consultancy in design/development of several major solar power plants. He is the Editor-in-Chief for the “ International Journal of Electronics, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering”