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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 with honors from Istanbul Technical University, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Department in 1997, he received his master's degree in 1999 and his Ph.D. in 2007 from the same department. During his undergraduate education, he started his internship at Arçelik Research and Development Department and professionalized his R&D engineering experience. He worked in Arçelik R&D Department for 5 years as R&D professional and project manager in the fields of heat and fluid systems, cooling techniques, dynamic system modeling. After leaving Arçelik due to his military service, he joined Dizayn Group R&D Department in 2001 as an R&D specialist in the fields of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, energy systems, IP management and project management. He was promoted to R&D Manager within 1 year and performed these duties for 4 years. In 2007, he led the transformation of the R&D department of Dizayn Group 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 operating in YTU Technopark. Dr. GEMİCİ, who was a member of the Technology Board of Directors of Mir Holding, had also led the company's traditional "We encourage brain power against brain drain" campaign.

After 22 years of experience in the private sector, he decided to become an academic. In September 2018, Dr. GEMİCİ became a faculty member at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Thermodynamics and Heat Engineering, Yildiz Technical University. In the same period, he was the deputy dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, responsible for the administration.

In 2013, Dr. Gemici completed the International Innovation, Technology and R&D Management postgraduate program at the University of Warwick.

He was a founding member and vice president of the International Technology Union (UTB) and a board member of Istanbul University Technopark A.Ş. He was also a founding board member and country director of ACQUEAU, a sub-cluster of EUREKA, headquartered in Brussels, working in the field of "Water and Water Management" between 2010-2016. He also taught at Istanbul University between 2004 and 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. He also has consulting responsibilities in various large companies.

Dr. GEMİCİ is married and has one daughter.


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