Bülent Ertan, Middle East Technical University, Turkey.
H. Bülent Ertan received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 1971 and 1973 respectively from the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Leeds, the UK in 1977.
He directed many industry-supported projects since 1977. He led the Intelligent Energy Conversion Group at TUBITAK (Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council) Information Technologies and Electronics Research Institute (BILTEN) in Ankara Turkey, between 1999-2006. He was an executive committee member of the Center for Wind Energy, METU and also director of the Electromechanics laboratory between 2011-2017. Prof. Ertan was chairman of the Mustafa Parlar Education and Research Foundation in 2000 and he was a member of the executive board of this foundation until 2016.
He has published more than 150 journal and conference papers so far. He is co-editor of two books entitled “Modern Electrical Derives”, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, 2000 (NATO ASI series) and ”Transformers: Analysis Design and Measurement” (CRC Press, 2013). Prof. Ertan is the holder of 6 national and international patents. He received the IEE Overseas Premium award in 1993 and an IEEE award in 2014, for his contributions to the IEEE standard “Trial-use guide for testing permanent magnet machines”.
Professor Ertan is the founder of the Aegean International Conference on Electrical Machines and Power Electronics (ACEMP). Prof. Ertan is a member of the Turkish Chamber of Electrical Engineers and member of IET (UK) and a senior member of IEEE. He is currently the Mechatronics Engineering Department chair at Atılım University, Ankara, Turkey.