Levent Güner is a master’s student in Mechanical Engineering Department at Middle East Technical University. Levent received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering Department at Middle East Technical University in 2022 and joined ODTÜ-GÜNAM’s ODAK Division in the same year. As a member of the ODAK Division, he works on point-focus CST (concentrated solar thermal) systems such as Solar Tower and Parabolic Dish Collector systems.
His thesis studies include enhancing the optical and radiative properties of micro-textured metallic surfaces which aim to increase the optical efficiencies of receivers of point-focus CST systems. Also, he is searching for optimum candidates of these metallic surfaces as selective emitters in Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) systems in order to increase the conversion efficiency by eliminating the need for a spectral filter in the system.