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Mechanical Engineer (BSc. Msc. PhD.) – Lecturer


Dr. Bilsay PASTAKKAYA was born on 3th February 1982 in Bursa Turkey as the second child of his parents/first teachers. He discovered the love of nature and the consciousness of a living being at his early ages by living a country life. He began his primary education in Güneyköy elementary school at his five, and after that he moved to Yalova with his family for middle school education. In 1999, he graduated from Yalova High School and it was the same year, it was the first time for him to discover “Sustainability” by the experience of the fatality of the “ferroconcrete” lifestyle in Marmara Earthquake.  

He started his undergraduate education in 1999 at Bursa Uludağ University Mechanical Engineering Department and he completed graduate education by being awarded the degree of Master of Science (Msc) in 2003 and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) in 2012 at Uludağ University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Mechanical Engineering Department. It was the first years of the new millennium that he first acquainted with Renewable Energy at his undergraduate education and he carry on his graduate and post-doctoral researches and projects at the same topic. He experimentally studied on ground sourced heat pump systems in MSc thesis and solar cooling and heating in PhD.  



(Esenköy 1983 – On the shoulders of his first teacher after a long lecture..)

"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."                   

Sir Isaac Newton


Dr. Pastakkaya actualized international researches in doctorate. He was invited by Prof. Yogi Goswami from University of south Florida and performed a study on alternative solar cooling systems in 2010. In 2011, he made a research on a new trigeneration applications in University of Stuttgart and as a visiting fellow in 2015; he got a chance to study in University of Nottingham with Prof. Saffa Riffat, within the scope of his post-doctoral researches on sustainable buildings and eco-houses. He also participated in many national and international projects as a project manager, research specialist and advisor.   

He first began his academic career in Bursa Uludağ University Orhangazi Vocational College and Yalova Vocational College in 2005. For the awareness of a sustainable future, he assigned as a founding counsellor of the Uludağ University Energy Society to contribute on the education of the new generation and performed many projects with his students in 2011.

Dr. Bilsay Pastakkaya is the Head of Mechanical & Metal Technology Department  in Bursa Uludağ University Orhangazi YAC Vocational College  and continues his researches particularly on Renewable Energy System Applications  and Sustainable Buildings,  national and international scale.

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