Prof. Dr. Ahmet Yozgatlıgil, born in 1975, completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at METU Department of Mechanical Engineering, and achieved his doctorate in the field of energy at Drexel University in the United States in 2005. While in the US, he was awarded double affiliation at the University of Maryland as Research Professor and at NIST as Research Associate. In 2007, he joined Middle East Technical University, Department of Mechanical Engineering as a faculty member. He received the title of Associate Professor in 2014 and Professor in 2019. He conducted studies on engine technologies and combustion as a visiting researcher at NASA Glenn Research Center, NIST and Argonne National Laboratory in the United States, JAMIC (Japan Microgravity Center) in Japan and CNRS in France. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Yozgatlıgil served as the Vice Rector responsible for research, innovation and internationalization at METU and Deputy Chairman of the METU Technopolis. He served as the chairman of the Board of Directors and the director of the Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center (IBG), and a member of the board of directors at the METU MEMS Center and TUBITAK UZAY. He has been serving as TÜBİTAK Vice President since April 2020, and has also been the president of TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center since November 2021. Yozgatlıgil is the chairman of the EUREKA network with 47 member countries, headquartered in Brussels. Yozgatlıgil, who is married and has two children, has many research and scientific publications.