Research Interests


Research Interests

The faculty members at EMU Mechanical Engineering Department are involved in Research in diverse fields of engineering. 

Some of the research interests of the Faculty Members are highlighted below. For details please visit the Faculty Members's personal webpages and the Graduate Program Handbook.

Hasan HACISEVKI: Chair of the Department. Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Hacisevki received his B.S, M.S and Ph.D. degrees from Eastern Mediterranean University. Dr. Hacisevki`s research interests include Experimental studies in Fluid Dynamics, Automotive Engineering and Mechanical Design.  Extension No: 1210; Office No: ME 201A ; E-mail:

Murat ÖZDENEFE: Vice Chair of the Department, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Özdenefe gained his BSc. from Mechanical Engineering Department, Çukurova University. Dr. Özdenefe then received his MSc. in Mechanical Engineering Department, Eastern Mediterranean University. He completed His PhD in School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, The University of Manchester with the PhD. project “Phase Change Materials and Thermal Performance of Buildings in Cyprus”. Dr. Özdenefe’s research interests are: Building Heat Transfer, Building Thermal Performance Simulation, Phase Change Materials, Energy Auditing, Passive Buildings. Extension No: 1355; Office No: ME 145; E-mail:  

Devrim AYDIN:  Vice Chair of the Department, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Aydin gained his BSc. and MSc. from Mechanical Engineering Department, Yildiz Technical University. He completed His PhD. in Institute of Sustainable Energy Technology, Engineering Faculty, The University of Nottingham with the PhD. project “Investigation of innovative thermochemical energy storage processes and materials for building applications”. Dr. Aydin’s research interests are: Thermal energy storage, adsorption/absorption materials and processes, evaporative cooling, desiccant systems, power cycles, low carbon buildings, drying systems, solar energy systems and water harvesting technologies. Extension No: 1045 ; Office No: ME 127;  E-mail: 

Uğur ATİKOL: Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Atikol is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He received his B.S degree from the University of Leicester and M.Sc. degree from the University of Manchester. He completed his Ph.D. in Eastern Mediterranean University. Dr. Atikol`s research interests are Energy Management, Planning and Utilization, Solar Energy and Desalination. He has been the director of EMU Energy Research Center since 2004. Extension No: 1247; Office No: ME 144; E-mail:

Qasim ZEESHAN: Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering.  Dr. Qasim Zeeshan received his B.E. Mechanical Degree from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan. He received his MS and PhD in Flight Vehicle Design from Beihang University (BUAA), China. His research interests include Aerospace Vehicle Design, Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization (MDO), Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Industry 4.0, Machine Learning, Modern Meta-Heuristic Optimization Techniques, and Composite Materials. Extension No: 1361; Office No: ME 141; E-mail:

Mohammed ASMAELAssistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Dr Mohammed his BSc. From faculty of mechanical engineering, AL-TAHDI University-Libya. Dr Mohammed then received his MSc. in Mechanical-Advanced manufacturing technology from faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University Technology Malaysia (UTM). He completed his PhD in faculty of Mechanical And Manufacturing Engineering, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) with the PhD project “The Characterisation of Al-Si-Cu-Mg Eutectic Cast Alloy with Addition of Cerium and Lanthanum”. Dr Mohammed research interests are: Aluminum alloys, Magnesium alloys, Casting, Solidification, Phase transformation, Thermal analysis, welding, Materials Engineering and Performance. Extension No: 1279; Office No: ME 122; E-mail:

Babak SAFAEI: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Babak Safaei received his Bachelor and Master degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iran. He received his PhD. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Department of Mechanical Engineering at Tsinghua University. His research area is Advanced Manufacturing, Computational Mechanics, Micro and Nano Mechanics, Design of Lightweight Structures, Composite Materials, Finite Element and Mesh-Free Method, Nonlocal, Mechanical Vibration and Testing. Extension No: 2381; Office No: ME 120; E-mail: 

Omid SHEKOOFA: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Omid Shekoofa received his Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST). Dr. Omid then received his Master degree in Physics Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT). He also received his Ph.D. degree in Electronic Science and Technology from Department of Electronic Engineering at Tsinghua University. Dr. Omid’s research interests are power systems for space and terrestrial applications, nanomaterials for solar energy harvesting, energy storage system design and management, mechatronics, and robotics. Extension No: 1256; Office No: ME 200C; E-mail:  

Fuat EGELİOĞLU: Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Egelioglu received his B.S degree from Bogazici University and received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Eastern Mediterranean University. His research interests include Energy Savings, Renewable Energy and Energy Conversion. Extension No: 1354; Office No: ME 117; E-mail:

Ibrahim SEZAİ: Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering. Prof. Sezai received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Middle East Technical University, and second M.Sc. from UMIST, University of Manchester, UK. Furthermore, he received his Ph.D. from Eastern Mediterranean University. Prof. Sezai`s current research interests include Computational Heat and Fluid Flow, Solar Energy, Flow through Porous Media and Crystal Growth. Extension No: 1222; Office No: ME 126; E-mail: