Sadik Kakaç is a distinguished scientist and educator, and currently is a professor of mechanical engineering at TOBB University of Economics and Technology in Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Kakaç earned master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. from the Victoria University of Manchester.
At the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Dr Kakaç was the founder of heat transfer education and research. He also established and directed the Heat Technique Research Unit, a research center sponsored by TÜBITAK, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.
Among his governmental and research positions, Dr. Kakaç served as a board member of TÜBITAK, was appointed secretary general of the Turkish Atomic Energy Commission, and represented Turkey in a number of scientific endeavors around the globe.
Dr. Kakaç was a visiting professor in the department of mechanical engineering at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and in 1982 he was appointed as a full professor of mechanical engineering with tenure. He served as chairman of the department from 1990 to 1998.
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