Professor, Department of Automotive Engineering
Dr. Canakci received his B.Sc. degree from Automotive Engineering Technology, Gazi University, Ankara-Turkey, in 1989. He earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and Iowa State University in 1996 and 2001, respectively. After working as a Research Fellow in Engine Research Center (University of Wisconsin-Madison), he started to work as an Assistant Professor in Kocaeli University-Turkey. Currently, Dr. Canakci has been working as a Professor in Department of Automotive Engineering. He teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses related to IC engines, combustion and fuels. He has authored several publications in national and international journals, and involved in R&D projects related to alternative fuels and their usage in IC engines. Dr. Canakci’s studies have been cited more than 3800 times in Web of Science (h-index:30). He currently serves as a member of the editorial boards of the following SCI-expanded journals: International Journal of Engine Research and Advances in Mechanical Engineering.
Combustion, performance and emissions of IC engines; Biodiesel production; Alternative fuels; HCCI engines.