Assoc. Prof. Dr. Onur TAYLAN

Onur Taylan is an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Middle East Technical
University. He received his PhD with his dissertation on solar fuels from the University of Texas at Austin,
USA, in 2014. His research focuses on solar thermal energy systems. More specifically, he is modeling
renewable energy systems, including solar thermal, concentrating solar, solar PV, wind, hydrogen
production from solar energy and energy storage systems, and sizing these systems in a hybrid renewable
energy system using techno-economic analyses. The research covers apartment, building, micro-grid scales,
and industrial processes. He has been leading some national research projects and working as a lead
researcher in some Horizon 2020 projects, including SolarTwins and SFERA-III. He has published more
than 35 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and conference proceedings and has been serving as an editor
in the International Journal of Thermodynamics. He has supervised more than 10 graduate students in
Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Energy and Environment Systems. He also received the NSFASME Heat Transfer Division Award for the workshop on Emergent Trends in Heat Transfer Engineering,
Research and Teaching, and two Professional Development Awards by the University of Texas at Austin.

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