Mehmet Efe Biresselioglu is an Associate Professor of Energy Security and Policy in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Dean of Graduate School of Social Sciences 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.