Prof. Ahmet Yozgatlıgil

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Industry and Technology, Republic of Turkey

Prof. Dr. Ahmet YOZGATLIGİL was born in 1975, completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at METU Mechanical Engineering Department and his Ph.D. in energy at Drexel University, USA in 2005. He continued his studies as a faculty member at the University of Maryland in USA and as a researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

In 2007, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Middle East Technical University as a faculty member. He became Associate Professor in 2014 and Professor in 2019. He has been a visiting researcher at NASA Glenn Research Center, NIST and Argonne National Laboratory in USA, JAMIC (Japan Microgravity Center) in Japan and CNRS in France, where he worked on engine technologies and combustion.

Prof. Dr. Ahmet YOZGATLIGİL served as the Vice Rector responsible for research, innovation and internationalization at METU between 2016-2020 and as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of METU Teknokent. He served as the chairman of the board of directors and center director at Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center, and as a board member at METU MEMS Center and TÜBİTAK UZAY. He served as Vice President of TÜBİTAK and President of TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center. YOZGATLIGİL also served as the President of the 47 membered EUREKA network, headquartered in Brussels, until June 2023.

Prof. Dr. Ahmet YOZGATLIGİL was appointed as Deputy Minister of Ministry of Industry and Technology on June 22, 2023.

YOZGATLIGİL, who is married with two children, has a good command of English.

09.45 - 10.30

Tuesday RAID Virtual 2024

Panel 1: Innovation and Regulation – Getting the Balance Right

  • Harnessing the Opportunity: Identifying where AI and digital technologies can bring the greatest good.
  • Addressing Common Concerns: Identifying shared challenges among governments and industry worldwide.
  • Finding the Balance: How can governments, industry and civil society work together worldwide to maximise benefit and minimise risk.