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Prof. Dr. Serhat AKIN 


Presentation Title: Characterizing the declining CO2 emissions from Turkish geothermal power plants
Biographical information

Serhat AKIN is a professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, where he has Bsc, Msc and a PhD degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering.  He has served on the faculty since 1998.  Prior to joining METU, Dr. Akin was a post-doctoral researcher in Petroleum Engineering Department, Stanford University between 1997 and 1998.  He was Blaustein Visiting Professor in Petroleum Engineering Department, Stanford University at 2006.  Dr. Akin has published more than 150 technical articles, reports, and conference proceeding papers.  Dr. Akin is actively involved in Turkish geothermal industry.  He has helped to develop more than 700 MWe geothermal power capacity as geothermal investment adviser to leading geothermal power companies and banks.  His research interests include reservoir engineering, EOR especially thermal, geothermal, reservoir simulation, tracer, and well test analyses.  He received the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Outstanding Technical Editor award in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2014 and 2019.  He also received Prof. Dr. Tarik Somer award in 2004 and the Middle East Technical University Academic Achievement award between 2001 and 2018.  He was an associate editor of the SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering between 2007 and 2013.  He is currently an editorial board member in Computers & Geosciences.  Dr Akin served in several SPE committees including Education and Accreditation, STAR Award and International Faculty Award committees.  

E-mail: serhat@metu.edu.tr


Dr. Juliet NEWSON

 

Presentation Title: Importance of geothermal education
Biographical information

Dr. Newson has been involved in many aspects of the geothermal industry, including geology, geothermal surface feature mapping, monitoring and modelling, reservoir and wellbore simulation, geological modelling and resource evaluation.  However, her strong belief that education is the key to progress both in a social and technological sense, has always led her to maintain strong links with academia.  She has been involved in tertiary-level energy education in New Zealand, internationally through the International Geothermal Association, and most recently, Iceland. In November 2016 Juliet took up the position of Director of the Iceland School of Energy, Reykjavik University, Iceland.  Prior to this, since 2011 Juliet has been a geothermal reservoir modeling engineer for Contact Energy Ltd, working in close co-operation with reservoir modeling researchers at the University of Auckland.  From 2007 to 2011 she was the original co-organizer of the Postgraduate Certificate in Geothermal Energy Technology for the University of Auckland, New Zealand.  She has managed and delivered many other geothermal courses, including the Short Courses for the International Geothermal Association World Geothermal Congress 2015. Juliet is also a Board member of the International Geothermal Association; she was Chair of the Education Committee from 2010 to 2013 and held the office of President for the 2013 to 2016 Board term.  

E-mail: julietn@ru.is


Prof. Dr. Franco TASSI

 

Presentation Title: Hydrothermal-magmatic gases: an open window on Earth interior
Biographical information

Franco Tassi is a Professor of Earth Science at Universita Degli Studi di Firenze in Italy. He is scientifically responsible for the Laboratory of Fluid Geochemistry of the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Florence.  He has MSc and Ph.D. in Earth Sciences at the University of Florence. His interest areas are Volcanology, Fluid Geochemistry, Environmental Geochemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Limnology. He is a member of different scientific organizations such as Commission of Volcanic Lakes Steering Committee, Gruppo Nazionale Petrologia, Società Geochimica Italiana and Commission of Volcanic Gases. He served more than 15 international courses. Currently, He is a part of many synergic activities and projects. Dr. Franco edited books and special issues. He is editor of the Journal of Chemistry, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research and Journal of Limnology. He published more than 550 scientific papers, articles, oral and poster contributions for National and International congresses and meetings.

E-mail: franco.tassi@unifi.it


Ass. Prof. Dr. Maren BREHME

 

Presentation Title: Perspectives for the sustainable use of geothermal resources
Biographical information

Maren Brehme is an Assistant Professor for Geothermal Engineering at TU Delft. She has more than 10 years of research experience in Geothermal Energy. From her background, she is a hydrogeologist aiming to understand subsurface fluid flow using multidisciplinary approaches for sustainable geothermal exploration and exploitation strategies. A main research focus is on finding new well locations and how to operate geothermal systems sustainably. Areas of expertise are geothermal reservoir characterization, hydraulic, thermal and chemical data interpretation, enhancing reservoir performance and its sustainable use. She studied Applied Geosciences at the TU Berlin, worked as consultant engineer before being a research scientist at the German Research Center for Geosciences since 2009. She received her PhD degree from University of Göttingen in 2015 for a study on the role of fault zones in geothermal reservoirs. Her PostDoc project focused on enhancing reservoir performance by soft stimulation.

E-mail: m.brehme@tudelft.nl


Prof. Dr. Ahmet Tuğrul BAŞOKUR

 

Presentation Title: The use of electrical resistivity models in geothermal exploration
Biographical information

Ahmet Tuğrul Başokur is a professor at Ankara University where he has worked since 1978. He started there as a researcher and later became an Associate Professor in 1988. He began his current position in 1994. He received a B.Sc. in Applied Geophysics in 1976 from Istanbul University and Ph.D. in the same area from Ankara University in 1982. He has been a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists since 1981 and European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers since 1980. In his community, he has been active in The Chamber of Geophysical Engineers of Turkey on the executive committee from 1978 to 1982 and 1985 to 1987, Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects as a member of the committee for honours from 1988 to 1996, and the Balkan Geophysical Society as vice-president from 1994 to 1996 and president from 1997 until 2000. He was one of the editors of Journal of the Balkan Geophysical Society between 1999 and 2006. He is currently one of the Editor of Geophysical Prospecting published by the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers for ‘Electrical and Electromagnetic Tomography and Optimization’.

He has published scientific articles in Geophysical Prospecting, Geophysics, Journal of Applied Geophysics, Computer&Geosciences and some other well-known journals. Furthermore, in 1983 he received the Van Weelden award from the European Association of Geoscientist and Engineers. His interests are in modelling and inversion of the electric and electromagnetic data for the real exploration problems including archaeology, engineering, hydrogeology, mining, geothermal and petroleum exploration. He authored seven books about electrical and electromagnetic methods, spectral analysis and filtering theory, parameter estimation methods. He was head of the Department of Geophysical Engineering, Ankara University Faculty of Engineering between 9.19.1997-8.2.2007 and 1.7.2009-2.4.2015. He was the director of Ankara University Earthquake Research Centre between 4.18.2003 -4.18.2015. 

E-mail:  Ahmet.T.Basokur@ankara.edu.tr

Prof. Dr. Ali KOÇYİĞİT

 

Presentation Title: The significance and usage of Earth Sciences data in geothermal explorations: A case study in the Nazilli-Buharkent section of the Büyük Menderes Graben, SW Turkey
Biographical information

Prof. Dr. Ali Koçyiğit is expert on Structural Geology. He holds a B.Sc., MSc, and Ph.D. from the Department of Geological Engineering at Ankara University. His studies are specified in the area of structural geology-tectonics, Neotectonics, Active tectonics, Earthquake Geology, Paleoseismology, and Geothermal Exploration. He worked as an instructor at Ankara University from 1975 to 1981. He was a post-doctorate researcher at the University of London in 1981. He became Associate Professor in 1981 at Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara. He was visiting Professor in the period 1981-1982. He served as Associate Professor in METU from 1982 to 1988. He had worked as Professor from 1989 to 2012 in METU. He retired in 2012 and since then He has been a part-time instructor in METU. Prof. Dr. Koçyiğit has more than 230 articles, projects, reports, and conference papers. He involved in several first establishments such as the department of earthquake researchers and seismic zonation of Turkey.

E-mail:  alikocyigit45@gmail.com

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