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Dr. Yavuzturk received his Diplom-Ingenieur degree from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany in Energy and Process Engineering and his PhD from the Oklahoma State University in Mechanical Engineering. He served as Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department (2010-2014) at the University of Hartford.   

Prior to joining the University of Hartford, Dr. Yavuzturk was Assistant and Associate Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering at the University of Wyoming (1999-2008). He was employed as a Research Engineer at the Oklahoma State University (1994-1999) and also held various engineering positions in the U.S. defense industry (1988-1994) and at the Technical University of Berlin (1984-1988). He served as the National Chair of the ASHRAE Solar Energy Utilization Committee (2007-2012), and as the chair of research of the ASHRAE Geothermal Energy Utilization Committee (2006-2008).

Dr. Yavuzturk is the  author of numerous technical research papers in the areas of thermodynamics; heat, mass and momentum transfer; thermal systems modeling and simulation; energy efficient systems design and renewable energy technologies; energy analysis and management; thermal energy storage; numerical modeling and inverse methods; HVAC-R equipment; geothermal and solar energy utilization.