Prof. Dr. Derek Keith BAKER

Derek Baker is a Full Professor in Mechanical Engineering (ME) at Middle East Technical
University and a senior researcher in ODTÜ-GÜNAM’s Concentrating Solar Thermal (CST) research
division ODAK. He received his BSc in ME from Virginia Tech in 1992, and his MSc and PhD in ME from
The University of Texas at Austin in 1996 and 2000, respectively. He has published 24 peer reviewed
articles in journals indexed in the Scientific Citation Index, and advised or co-advised 25 graduate MSc and
PhD students. He is currently coordinating the multi-national European Union Horizon 2020 (H2020)
SolarTwins project, is the institutional principal investigator for the multi-national H2020 HORIZON-STE
and GeoSmart projects, and is a researcher in the multi-national H2020 SFERA-III project. He regularly
supports the evaluation of Horizon Europe proposals both as an Independent Expert and as a Rapporteur.

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