Dr. İskender GÖKALP
Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi
(Bor ve Enerji)

Project Description

Education and Professional positions

1962-1970                  Collège Saint-Joseph, Istanbul

1970-1974                  Aeronautical Engineer, Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

1974-1981                  Master & PhD, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, Paris

1979-1983                  Assistant Professor at the University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

1983-1994                  CNRS Senior Researcher, CRCCHT/LCSR, Orléans

1994-Nov. 2016          CNRS Research Director, LCSR/ICARE, Orléans

Nov. 2016-                  CNRS Emeritus Research Director, ICARE, Orléans

Dec. 2019-                  Professor at METU Mechanical Engineering Department, Ankara, supported by the TUBITAK International Outstanding Researchers program


2006                            Chevalier dans l’ordre des Palmes Académiques (France)

2014                            « Boris Gelfand » Medal of the Russian Academy of Science / Russian Section of the Combustion Institute

2018                            Fellow of the International Combustion Institute

2019                            Fellow of the TUBITAK Outstanding International Researchers program


R&D management responsibilities

1983-               Founding Leader, « Combustion & Turbulence» research group of the CRCCHT/LCSR/ICARE, CNRS, Orléans, France

1983-1990       Deputy Director, CNRS Program on Science-Technology-Society

1998-2005       Founding Director, Research Federation « Energetics, Propulsion, Space & Environment – EPEE», CNRS / University of Orléans

2001-2008      Founding Director, National Technological Research Center

“Propulsion of the Future”, French Ministry of Research

2003-2006      Director, “Combustion & Reactive Systems Laboratory –LCSR”, CNRS, Orléans

2007-2017       Founding  Director, “Institute of Combustion, Aérothermique, Réactivity & Environment “- ICARE, CNRS)

2011-2017       Founding Director, French Excellency Center «Chemical Kinetics & Aerothermodynamics for Clean and Safe Propulsion and Energy Systems – CAPRYSSES, CNRS / University of Orléans

2017-              Emeritus Research Director at ICARE-CNRS, Orléans

2019-              Founding Director of the Hydrogen and Combustion Technologies Institute

at METU, Ankara


International Responsabilities

* Member, Board of Directors, Combustion Institute (2004-2016)

* President, Federation of the European Sections of the Combustion Institute (2000-2015)

* President of the French Section of the Combustion Institute (1999-2002)

* President, Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Sytems / ILASS-Europe (2007-2014)


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