Assoc. Prof. Dr.
Full-Time Academic Staff
Mechanical Engineering
+90392 6612934
Educational Background: 
  • B.S., Ankara State Academy of Engineering and Architecture, M.S., Ph.D., METU
Research Interests: 
  • Energy Management
  • Technical Education/ Curriculum Development
  • Computer Aided Design and Drafting
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Process Measurement
  • Fluid Mechanics
Courses Taught: 
  • Computer Aided Engineering Drawing I& II, MECH 113, MECH 114, METU NCC Mechanical Engineering Program, 2008-
  • Engineering Graphics ME101, Mechanical Eng. Dep., METU (fall 1986 to spring 1996),
  • 20 semesters, 2 Sections/ Semester) Scientific Principles of Technology (Statics) TPR 121
  • METU, fall 1996 to spring 2002, ~10 semesters, ~1 Section/ Semester) Engineering Science I (Dynamics) TPR124
  • Engineering Science II (Fluid Mechanics) AUTO 225, METU, 1996 2003.
  • Energy Engineering MM416, Gazi Univ. Mechanical Engineering Dep. 2007 2008
Selected Publications: 
  • Sönmez, M., “Two Offers to Prevent Excessive Water Consumption: A Proposal for Industrial Design Departments of Universities”, International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Vol.8(2), pp 24-31, DOI: 10.5897/IJWREE2014.0531, available online at March 2016
  • Sönmez, M., “The Role of Technology Faculties in Engineering Education”, Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 141(2014), pp. 35-44, Available online at,, DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.05.009, Elsevier, 2014.
  • Sönmez, M., "Solid Modelling and Creativity”, Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 93 ( 2013 ), pp. 169 – 173, Available online at, Elsevier, 2013.
  • Sönmez, M., "When will High School Defend its Science Education against University?", Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, v.31, pp. 509-516, Available online at, Elsevier, 2012.
  • Sonmez, M., Turkiye de Mesleki ve Orgun Ogretimin Sorunlari ve Yeniden Yapilandirilma Zorunlulugu, TED Egitim ve Bilim Dergisi, v. 33, no: 147, pp. 71 84, Ocak 2008.
  • Sönmez, M., "Physics and Chemistry Courses in Mechanical Engineering Curriculum", ICEE 2011 An International Conference on Engineering Education, Article No: 55, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK., 21-26 August 2011
  • Sonmez, M., Mesleki Yeterliligin Saglanmasinda iki Asamali Universite Egitiminin Gerekliligi ve Niteligi, Egitimsen Yayinlari, 1. Baski, pp. 177 184, Ocak 2008.
  • Sönmez, M., "Energy Efficiency Law: Role of Universities in Educating Energy Managers", Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, B1, ISSN 2161-6221, pp. 358- 364, 2011
  • Sonmez, M., Master of Engineering Life Long Learning, Proceedings of the 7th WFEO World Congress on Engineering Education, Budapest, Hungary, pp. 216 220, March 2006.