Prof. Dr. Ismail DEMIR
Prof. Dr. Ismail DEMIRMember of the Board
Dr. Demir was born in Elazig in 1960. He earned his bachelors degree from Aeronautical Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 1982. After working as a research assistant at Uludag University and ITU for 2 years, he went to the U.S.A. to complete his graduate studies.
He earned two Master of Science degrees; one in Applied Mechanics from Michigan University and another in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University.
Finally, he completed his Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering at Washington State University.
Dr. Demir worked at various universities and research institutes in Saudi Arabia, the U.S.A. and Canada between 1992 and 2003.
He became an Associate Professor in 1997; focusing on Aircraft Elements and Materials.
At the end of 2003 he was appointed Training Director of TURKISH AIRLINES. He served as Senior Technical Officer (vice-CEO) of TURKISH AIRLINES from 2005 to May 2006. Then, in May 2006, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of TURKISH TECHNIC Inc., which was established as a result of the re-organization of TURKISH AIRLINES' aircraft maintenance departments as a wholly owned subsidiary of TURKISH AIRLINES. Then, in April 2014, he was appointed undersecretary of the defense industry of Turkey.
Dr. Demir, whose papers have been published in various journals and conference proceedings, is married and has four children.