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Biography

Mehmet Efe Biresselioglu is an Associate Professor of Energy Security and Policy in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, and Head of Sustainable Energy Division at Izmir University of Economics. He is also acting as the Steering Committee Member of European Energy Research Alliance’s (EERA) Joint Programme on Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of Energy Policies and Technologies, and the Head of Izmir Circle of Mediterranean Citizens’ Assembly (ACIMEDIT).

He also thaught as a Visiting Lecturer on Energy Security and Politics at Den Haag University, University of Aalborg, Budapest College of Management and University of Minho.

Previous to his current positions, he acted as Lecturer at EU’s INOGATE Programme; Advisor to the Chairman of Ankara Chamber of Industry; Sr. Visiting Research Fellow in Norwegian Institute of International Affairs’ Energy Program; non-resident Jr. Fellow at Finnish Business and Policy Forum and Management Trainee at Deniz Investment’s headquarters.

He completed his Ph.D. at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy and also received his ‘Doctor Europaeus’ degree with the approval of Confederation of EU Rectors. He received his MA in European Studies from Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at University of Turku, Finland and his BA in Political Science and Public Administration from Bilkent University, Turkey. He is also proud to be a graduate of TED Ankara College for his high school education similar to many of his family members.

His research interest lie in the area of energy security, energy politics, energy economics, geopolitics and sustainable energy. He published several articles related to energy issues in the leading journals such as Energy Policy, Renewable Energy, Energy, and Energy&Environment. He is also the author of the “European Energy Security: Turkey’s Future Role and Impact” (UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and the editor of “Enerji Güvenliği Perspektifinden Türkiye’ye Bakış” (TR: EHAEY, 2015). He also writes a monthly column on energy security and politics at Energy World, a Turkish Periodical.

Experiences

  • May 2016May 2016

    Visiting Lecturer

    University of Salerno, Italy

  • May 2015May 2015

    Visiting Lecturer

    Den Haag University, Hague, Holland

  • PresentAugust 2014

    Associate Professor

    Energy Security and Policy, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Faculty of Business, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey

  • September 2014September 2014

    Visiting Lecturer

    Department of European Studies, University of Aalborg, Denmark

  • February 2013February 2013

    Visiting Lecturer

    Department of European Studies, Budapest College of Management, Hungary

  • May 2012May 2012

    Visiting Lecturer

    Department of International Relations, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

  • PresentAugust 2011

    Head of Sustainable Energy Division

    Graduate School of Social Sciences, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey

  • August 2014September 2010

    Assistant Professor

    International Relations and the European Union, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey

  • June 2010January 2010

    Advisor to Chairman

    Ankara Chamber of Industry, Turkey

  • June 2010June 2010

    Trainer/Expert on Energy Market Convergence

    INOGATE Program of the EU, Baku, Azerbaijan

  • June 2008November 2007

    Visiting Research Fellow

    Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Norway

  • June 2007June 2005

    Jr. Fellow

    Finnish Business and Policy Forum, Finland

  • August 2004August 2003

    Executive Management Trainee

    Deniz Investment Securities, Headquarters, Istanbul

Education

  • Ph.D. 2009

    Political Systems and Institutional Change

    IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy

  • Doctor Europaeus 2009

    Confederation of European Union Rectors

  • M.A. 2006

    European Studies

    Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, University of Turku, Finland

  • Post - Graduate Diploma 2005

    International Protection of Human Rights

    Abo Academy, Finland

  • B.A. 2003

    Political Science and Public Administration

    Bilkent University, Turkey

  • High School 1999

    TED Ankara College

    Turkey