Prof. Ozgul Keles has received her PhD in New Mexico Tech, USA after her B.S. education in Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey. She has been studying on aluminum alloys, thin film coatings and lithium ion battery electrodes since she joined to ITU in 2007 after her occupation in a private company as a Researh and Development Manager. She undertook the position of Vice Chair upon receiving her Associate Professorship in 2010 and kept the managing position until 2013. She has worked as a visiting researcher in Argonne National Laboratory between May - October 2016 with a primary objective of lithium ion batteries. As of June 2017, she acts as a full Professor in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering department in Istanbul Technical University. Her lecture responsibilities include, Materials Science, Design and Material Selection, Quality Engineering, Problem Solving Techniques and Innovation, Design and Project Management, Energy Materials, and Design of Experiment
During the educational studies and academic career, she has managed research projects on aluminum alloy casting, coatings and electrodes for lithium ion batteries. She has been involved with a prestigious group in winning RD100 award on “Super Hard and Slick Coating” in 2009. She has more 100 publications, 2 books and 1 patent.