Prof.Dr. MEHMET KUL
Born in 1970, Prof. Kul graduated from the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department in 1995. He received his M.Sc. in 1997 and PhD in 2003 respectively. He worked for the Turkish Standards Institute between 1995-1996. In 1996, he started to work as a Research Assistant in the Metallurgy Department of the Cumhuriyet University Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department. He then was assigned as a Research Assistant to METU Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department within the scope of faculty development program for graduate education by Cumhuriyet University. During the period between 1996 and 2003, he worked as an assistant of Ferrous Extractive Metallurgy, Advanced Thermodynamics, and Extractive Metallurgy Laboratory courses. During his tenure at METU, he was involved in the production of strategic materials important for the defense industry, such as the production of germanium and rare earth elements. He worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Cumhuriyet University between 2004-2011. In April 2011, he received the title of Associate Professor and started to work as a professor in the same department in 2016.
Professor KUL has taken part in six industry-oriented projects supported by TÜBİTAK. He is also carrying out two 1001 projects in which academicians from METU and Bursa Technical University participate as researchers and these projects are supported by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of TÜBİTAK Engineering Research Group. Through these projects, he has created a scientific research group consisting of 2 PhD, 4 graduate students and 6 academicians and continues his scientific and technical studies. He has worked as a researcher and conductor in a total of 16 scientific-technical projects, 9 of which are supported by TÜBİTAK, 2 by DPT, 1 by the Ministry of Industry (SANTEZ) and 4 of which by CÜBAP.
In the last 2 years, he visited the Research and Development Center of 61 private companies, among them the biggest ones of our country within the scope of the projects supported by TÜBİTAK Technology and Innovation Support Programs Department. During these visits, he examined the R&D centers and projects of the companies and made suggestions for the solution of the problems encountered.
He won the Graduate First Prize in Science in the field of Science with publications produced from the Master Thesis in the organization named ?Garanti Science Olympics? which was held by both Cumhuriyet University Foundation and Garanti Bank in 2010.
He has 11 articles in international refereed journals, 10 of which were presented in SCI / SCI-Expanded, 24 reports presented in international scientific meetings and has 38 publications in total, including papers published in the book of proceedings and 3 papers presented in national scientific meetings. He has also a chapter of an international book.
Between 2004 and 2012, he worked as the Deputy Head of Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Cumhuriyet University and as the Head of Department in 2013 and between the years 2016-2018. In 2009, he started to work at Cumhuriyet University Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department as Head of Production Metallurgy Division until 2018. During his tenure, he served as a member of the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Engineering and as a Board Member of the Institute of Science and Technology. Between 2012-2014 he was a member of the Faculty Council of Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Technology. In July 2017-2018 he was the director of Sivas Cumhuriyet University Research and Application Center, which had 102 laboratories with the latest technology scientific research equipment and scientific researches. He was appointed as Rector to Sivas Science and Technology University with the decision of our President Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on December 12, 2018.
He was appointed as Rector to Sivas Science and Technology University with the decision of our President Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on December 12, 2018.