Assist. Prof. Dr.
Full-Time Academic Staff
Mechanical Engineering
+90 392 661 2993
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Educational Background: 
  • B.S., M.S., METU;
  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Research Interests: 
  • Renewable Energy
  • Non-Thermal Plasma
  • Thermodynamics
  • Building Energy Systems
  • Radiative Transfer
Courses Taught: 
  • MECH 203 - Thermodynamics
  • MECH 220 - Mechanical Engineering Lab. I
  • MECH 311 - Heat Transfer
  • MECH 320 - Mechanical Engineering Lab. II
  • MECH 405 - Energy Conversion Systems
  • MECH 420 - Mechanical Engineering Lab. III
  • MECH 458 - Graduation Design Project
  • MECH 495 - Design of Renewable Energy Systems
  • CHME 325 - Heat Transfer
Selected Publications: 
  • Al-Ghussain L., Samu R., Taylan O., Fahrioglu M. (2020), “Techno-Economic Comparative Analysis of Renewable Energy Systems: Case Study in Zimbabwe”, Inventions, 5(3), p. 27, doi:10.3390/inventions5030027.
  • Al-Ghussain L., Samu R., Taylan O., Fahrioglu M. (2020), “Sizing Renewable Energy Systems With Energy Storage Systems in Microgrids For Maximum Cost-Efficient Utilization of Renewable Energy Resources”, Sustainable Cities and Society, 55, p. 102059, doi:10.1016/j.scs.2020.102059.
  • Taylan O. (2019), “Sizing of Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Systems by Techno-Economic Analysis: Effects of Discount Rate and Feed-in-tariff”, Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Engineering Journal of Science and Engineering, 21(63), pp. 879-895, doi:10.21205/deufmd.2019216317.
  • Al-Ghussain L., Taylan O., Baker D.K. (2019), “An Investigation of Optimum PV and Wind Energy System Capacities for Alternate Short and Long-Term Energy Storage Sizing Methodologies”, International Journal of Energy Research, 43(1), pp. 204-218, doi:10.1002/er.4251.
  • Al-Ghussain L., Taylan O. (2019), “Sizing Methodology of a PV/wind Hybrid System: Case Study in Cyprus”, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, 38(3), p. e13052, doi:10.1002/ep.13052.
  • Taylan O., Pinero D., Berberoglu H. (2018), “Effects of Reactor Geometry on Dissociating CO2 and Electrode Degradation in a MHCD Plasma Reactor”, Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, 8(4), pp. 701-712.
  • Sadati S.M.S., Jahani E., Taylan O, Baker D.K. (2018), “Sizing of PV-Wind-Battery Hybrid System for a Mediterranean Island Community Based on Estimated and Measured Meteorological Data”, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 140, p. 011006.
  • Al-Ghussain L., Taylan O., Fahrioglu M. (2018), “Sizing of a Photovoltaic-Wind-Oil Shale Hybrid System: Case Analysis in Jordan”, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 140, p. 011002.
  • Okoye C.O., Taylan O. (2017), “Performance Analysis of a Solar Chimney Power Plant for Rural Areas in Nigeria”, Renewable Energy, 104, pp. 96-108.
  • Okoye C.O., Solyali O., Taylan O. (2016), “A New Economic Feasibility Approach for Solar Chimney Power Plant Design”, Energy Conversion and Management, 126, pp. 1013-1027.
  • Okoye C.O., Taylan O., Baker D.K. (2016), “Solar Energy Potentials in Strategically Located Cities in Nigeria: Review, Resource Assessment and PV System Design”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 55(1), pp. 550-566.
  • Taylan O., Berberoglu H. (2015), “Dissociation of carbon dioxide using a microhollow cathode discharge plasma reactor: effects of applied voltage, flow rate and concentration”, Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 24(1), p. 015006.
  • Taylan O., Berberoglu H. (2014), “Electrical Characterization and an Equivalent Circuit Model of a Microhollow Cathode Discharge Reactor”, Journal of Applied Physics, 116(4), p. 043302.
  • Taylan O., Berberoglu H. (2013), “Thermal Radiation Transport in a Fluidized Dry Water System”, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 120(1), pp. 104-113.
  • Taylan O., Baker D. K., Kaftanoglu B. (2012), “COP Trends for Ideal Thermal Wave Adsorption Cooling Cycles with Enhancements”, International Journal of Refrigeration, 35(3), pp. 562-570.
  • Taylan O., Baker D. K., Kaftanoglu B. (2011), “Normalized Thermodynamic Model for Intermittent Energy Systems and Application to Solar-Powered Adsorption Cooling Systems”, International Journal of Thermodynamics, 14(3), pp.107-115.