Dr. T. Nejat Veziroglu
is a Vice President of Apollo and Advisor to the Company
on Hydrogen Production for fuel cells.
He is a native of Turkey, graduated from the City and Guilds College, the
Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of, London, with
degrees in Mechanical Engineering (A.C.G.I., Sc.), Advanced Studies in
Engineering (D.I.C.) and Heat Transfer (Ph.D.).
In 1962, after serving in some Turkish government agencies as a Technical
Consultant and Deputy Director of Steel Silos, and then heading a private
company, he joined the University of Miami Engineering Faculty. In 1965, he
became the Director of Graduate Studies, Mechanical Engineering, and two years
later initiated the first Ph.D. Program in the School of Engineering and
Architecture. He served as Chairman of the Department of Mechanical
Engineering, 1971 through 1975, and was the Associate Dean for Research of the
School of Engineering and Architecture, 1975 through 1979. At present, he is
the director of the Clean Energy Research Institute at the University of
Miami, which acts as the focal point of energy and environment related
research and information dissemination activities.
Dr. Veziroglu teaches Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Hydrogen Energy and
Nuclear Engineering. His research interests are instabilities in Boiling Water
Reactors, Interstitial Heat Transfer, Renewable Energy Sources and Hydrogen
Energy System. He has published some 200 scientific reports and papers, edited
160 volumes of proceedings, and are the editor-in-chief of the monthly
scientific journals International Journal of Hydrogen Energy and
International Journal of Energy Environment Economics. He has
been an invited lecturer and/or consultant on energy research and education to
many countries, including USSR, People's Republic of China, India, Pakistan,
Japan, Canada, Germany, England, France, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Egypt,
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the Philippines, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and
Dr. Veziroglu organized the first major conference on Hydrogen Energy: The
hydrogen Economy Miami Energy (THEME) Conference, Miami Beach, March 1974.
This conference considered hydrogen as a replacement for fossil fuels, as a
clean, renewable fuel, and aroused wide interest throughout the world.
Subsequently, Dr. Veziroglu has organized several conferences and symposia on
energy and environment related subjects such as Hydrogen Energy, Remote
Sensing Applied to Energy Problems, Ocean Energy Systems, Multi-Phase Flows,
and Biosphere: Problems and Solutions, and Energy and Environment.
Dr. Veziroglu has memberships in eighteen scientific organizations, has been
elected to the grade of Fellow in the British I Institution of Mechanical
Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American
Association for the Advancement of Science, and is the Founding President of
the International Association for Hydrogen Energy.
In recognition of the high quality of his research, Dr. Veziroglu has been
the recipient of several international awards. He was presented the Turkish
Presidential Science Award in 1974, made an Honorary Professor in Xian
Jiaotong University of China in 1981, and awarded the 1. V. Kurchatov Medal by
the Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy of USSR in 1982 and Energy for
Mankind Award by the Global Energy Society in 1986.
Apollo Energy Systems, Inc. feels very honored to have such a distinguished
and accomplished scientist and visionary on its team.