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Institutional Information: Faculty Of Mechanical Engineering, Deparment Of Mechanical Engineering, Thermodynamics And Heat Technology.
Research Areas: Social Sciences and Humanities, Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Thermodynamics, Engineering and Technology




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Dr. Zafer GEMİCİ was born in 1974 in Rize. After graduating from Istanbul Technical University, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Department with an honor degree in 1997, he completed his master's degree in 1999 and his doctorate in 2007 in the same department. During his undergraduate education, he started his internship at Arçelik Research and Development Department, and he has professionalized his R&D engineering experience. He worked in Arçelik R&D Department as an R&D professional and project manager for 5 years in the fields of heat and fluid systems, cooling techniques, dynamic systems modeling. After leaving Arçelik because of his military service, he started working as an R&D specialist in Dizayn Group R&D Department in the fields of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, energy systems, IP management and project management in 2001. He was promoted to an R&D Manager within 1 year, and carried out these tasks for 4 years. In 2007, He managed the transformation of Dizayn Group's R&D department into Mir Research and Development Inc. and became the R & D coordinator of this company. Until the end of 2018, he worked in different positions such as General Manager, Assistant General Manager and R&D Coordinator in this company which operates in YTU Technopark. Dr. GEMİCİ who is a member of the Technology Board of Directors of Mir Holding has also managed the company's traditional "We Encourage the Brain Power against the Brain Drain" campaign.

After 22 years of private sector experience, he decided to become an academician. In September 2018, Dr. GEMİCİ became a faculty member at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Department of Thermodynamics and Heat Technique. In the same period, he was appointed as the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, in charge of management.

In 2013, Dr. Gemici completed the International Innovation, Technology and R&D Management post graduate program given by the University of Warwick.

He is currently the founding member and vice president of the International Technology Union (UTB) and a member of the board of directors of Istanbul University Technokent A.Ş. He also served as the Founding Board Member and country director of ACQUEAU, which is a sub-cluster of EUREKA, headquartered in Brussels, operating in the field of “water and water management” in between 2010-2016. In addition, he taught at Istanbul University in between 2004-2015.

In addition to his expertise in mechanical engineering, he also specializes in business management, technology management, project management, intellectual property management, innovation management, venture capital and product development.

Dr. GEMİCİ is married and has one daughter.


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