Hasan Kayhan Kayadelen was born in 1984 in Istanbul, Turkey. He graduated from "Istanbul Lisesi" (German School of Istanbul) in 2003 and started his undergraduate studies in Yıldız Technical University, Department of Civil Engineering. As a consequence of his outstanding performance he was accepted in his second major in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department. In 2005, he was awarded a grant for an exchange programme in Fachhochschule Gelsenkirchen in Germany. In 2006 he was awarded another grant from "Center for European Union Education and Youth Programmes" to continue one year of his undergraduate study in the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom. After graduating both from Civil Engineering Department and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department of Yildiz Technical University with honors degrees, he started his career as a naval ship design engineer in a national navy project in 2008. In 2009 he took his master's degree from the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of Yıldız Technical University. He was awarded a scholarship from The Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey for his PhD which he worked on the effects of steam/water injection on the thermoeconomic performance and emissions of gas turbines and their optimization. In April 2012, he was awarded another grant from The Council of Higher Education of Turkey to continue his research in the United States at Princeton University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and collaborating a research on High Hydrogen Fuels for Gas Turbine Combustion project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. In 2014 he concluded his Ph.D. and now working as a full time professor in Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul.