Prof. Bekir Sami Yilbas was appointed as the Rector of Turkish-Japanese Science and Technology University by His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of Turkey. (Date:19-11-2021-Decision Number :2021-553)
Prof. Bekir Sami Yilbas is a Distinguished University Professor working at the Mechanical Engineering Department of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. He completed his degree studies B.Sc (1976), MSc (1978), and Ph.D. (1982) from Birmingham University, UK. He received a Doctor of Engineering degree (DEng, 2005) from Birmingham University (UK), which is considered as the highest doctorate being awarded after a Ph.D. degree in Engineering. His research covers renewable energy, heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and particularly laser applications in material processing and manufacturing. He had several administrative positions and he is currently serving as the editor and editorial board member of several international journals. Prof. Yilbas received several international awards for his scientific contributions. He published over 500 papers in reputable International Journals and 12 research books. His h-index is 55 and his work received over 16000 citations over the years.