Professor @ Yasar University
Arif Hepbasli, currently working in the department of Energy Systems Engineering at Yasar University, Izmir, Turkey, has dealt with energy-related issues for 37 years, of which 10 years were spent working in various Turkish industries while the remainder has been spent teaching at different universities as a Faculty Member (about 5 years as a Research Assistant before joining the Turkish industry) since 1996. He aims at attaining Industry (I), Profession Institutions (P) and University (U), namely Balanced IPU (nowadays RIC) simultaneously. His research has been involved with energy, exergy, exergoeconomic and exergoenvironmental analyses and assessments of energy-related systems, energy/exergy efficiency and management, exergizing sustainable cities, exergy-based performance assessment of buildings, ground-source heat pumps, utilization and potential of renewable energy sources and sustainable energy technologies. Dr. Hepbasli is also a Certified Industrial Energy Manager in Turkey while he is author and co-author of over 660 papers (over 300 SCI-based papers) with academic footprints of 52, 56 and 70, and citations of 8671, 11298 and 16054 (as of September 20, 2019) on the Web of Science (WOS), Scopus and Google Scholar basis, respectively, on a national and international basis as well as several national and international books and book chapters. He has served as a consultant for the industry in cases involving his research area and is also a member in the International Advisory Board of various prestigious energy-related journals and an Associate Editor of Journal of Energy Engineering (ASCE) while also serving many energy journals and industrial projects as a reviewer. Dr. Hepbasli was elected a Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA) Principal Member in the 55th biannual meeting on June 29, 2019 while he has been a member of Energy Working Group at TUBA since February 16, 2017.