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Celik, Ismail

A portrait of Ismail Celik


ESB 743

Professor Emeritus - Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering


Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1980 
M.S., Bosporus University, 1976 
B.A., Bosporus University, 1976 
B.S., Bosporus University, 1974

Between 1973 and 1976, Dr. Celik was a teaching assistant at Roberts College in Istanbul as he worked towards his Bachelors' and Master's degrees. His last year there was also spent as an engineer for TEKSER Engineering Company and as a high school instructor at Bogazici Lycee. He spent the next four years as a Research Assistant at the University of Iowa in pursuit of a PhD.

From 1980 to 1985, Dr. Celik was a Research Assistant Professor for the Institute of Hydromechanics for the University of Karlsruhe in Germany. He has worked for WVU in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department since 1985. Celik became a full Professor in July of 1992. In 1994 and 1995, he was a Fulbright Senior Lecturer for the Department of Aeronautical Engineering at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. 11 years later, (2005-2006), Dr. Celik acted as a Visiting Professor for the Institute for Energy and Power-plant Technology of the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany.

Computational Fluid Dynamics & Applied Multi-Physics Center (CFD & AMP)

National Institute of Fuel Cell Technology (NIFT)

Research Focus Areas

Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer

Research Interests

Fluid Mechanics 
Turbulence Modeling 
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) 
Qualification of Numerical Uncertainty in CFD Applications 
Combustion Modeling 
Assessment of Worder exposure to hazardous gasses and Aerosols 
Transport processes in Fuel Cells 
Multiphase Flow

Teaching Interests

Fluid Dynamics 
Turbulence Modeling 
Large Eddy Simulation 
Multiphase Flow 
Convection and Conduction Heat Transfer 
Fuel Cell Technology

Special Interests

World Politics 
Folk Music