Turkish-Japanese Science and Technology University
TJU President

Prof. Dr. Bekir Sami YILBAŞ

TJU President

Prof. Dr. Bekir Sami YILBAŞ

Professor Bekir Sami Yilbas is the founding Rector of Turkish Japanese Science and Technology University since 19th November 2021.

He received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from Birmingham University (UK). He has published over 900 journal papers in internationally reputed journals and presented 120 papers and keynote speeches at International Conferences and Symposiums.

He is the author of 12 scientific books published by Elsevier and Springer publishers and he has 21 USA patents.

His academic research work received great recognition from several universities and other scientific bodies around the world. His H-index is 57 (Google Scholar) and his work received 17251 citations over the years.

He is involved and currently running many industrial projects. Prof. Yilbas has worked at various universities including Birmingham University (UK), Glasgow University (UK), Erciyes University (Türkiye), Gazi University (Türkiye), King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Korean Advanced Institute of Technology (Korea), Sheffield University (UK), Ontario Tech University (Canada), and MIT (USA).

Prof. Bekir Sami Yilbas was the University Distinguished Professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals for the last ten years.  Because of his scientific contributions, Prof. Yilbas received many awards over the years.

Professor Fryderyk Staub Golden Owl Award by World Academy of Metals, Poland, and Almarai’s Distinguished Scholar Prize, awarded by King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.