Biography

Prof. Mehmet Efe Biresselioğlu 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.Mehmet Efe Biresselioglu is a Professor of Energy Policy in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, founding Dean of Graduate School and Head of Sustainable Energy Division at Izmir University of Economics.

He also taught as a Visiting Lecturer on Energy policy at Den Haag University (the Netherlands), University of Aalborg (Denmark), Budapest College of Management (Hungary), University of Salerno (Italy) and University of Minho (Portugal).

He is the recipient of Turkey’s most prestigious science award for scholars under 40 – TÜBİTAK Young Scientist Incentive Award on Social Sciences (2020).

His current research focuses on (1) examining the role of energy security in energy policy making, (2) analyzing individual and collective energy choices and social acceptance of energy transitions, (3) assessing the existing energy and environment policies and targets, (4) developing methodologies for impact assessment of political, economic, technologic shifts in energy and environment domain, and (5) resource curse. He published several articles related to energy issues in the leading journals such as Energy Policy, Renewable Energy, Energy, and Energy Research&Social Science. 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 has been acting as Work Package Manager in several Horizon 2020 projects, including ECHOES, EERADATA, eCREW and ENCHANT. Moreover, he has been acting as Coordinator in TUBITAK and BAP supported projects.

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).

Experiences

  • Present2019

    Dean of Graduate School

    Izmir University of Economics, Turkey

  • 20192017

    Dean of Graduate School of Social Sciences

    Izmir University of Economics, Turkey

  • 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