Professor M. Pinar Mengüç has completed his B.S. and M.S. degrees at the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, Indiana, USA. He joined the Faculty at the University of Kentucky the same year. In 1993 he became full professor, and in 2008, he was named as the Engineering Alumni Association Professor at the University of Kentucky. Prof. Dr. Mengüç authored/coauthored more than 130 refereed journal articles, 180 conference papers and two books. He has four assigned and three pending patents, and has guided more than 60 MS and Ph.D. students and post‐doctoral fellows. He is the Editor‐in‐Chief of Elsevier Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. Since early 2009, Mengüç is at Özyeğin University in Istanbul as the Founding Head of Mechanical Engineering Program and the Director of Center for Energy, Environment, and Economy.
Professor Mengüç has received the Knowledge Transfer Award and the Outstanding Researcher Award from Özyeğin University in 2014 and 2015, respectively. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the International Center for Heat and Mass Transfer, and a Senior Member of Optical Society of America. In 2018, Mengüç
received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Heat Transfer Memorial Award.