Haluk Görgün Professor; President, Defence Industry Agency, Republic of Türkiye

Prof. Haluk Görgün completed his undergraduate and graduate education in Electrical Engineering Department of Yıldız Technical University and his Ph.D. in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, USA in 2003. As the founder and chairman of the Control and Automation Engineering Department, he established postgraduate programs and chaired the department (2009-2013). His influence extended to international roles, such as being Turkey’s Delegate to the EU 7th Framework Program (2007-2010). Prof. Görgün held key positions at UNIDO, Yıldız Technical University, and served as Editor of YTÜ Sigma Journal of Engineering and Science (2010-2013). Elected to Türkiye Academy of Sciences in 2013, he later became Rector at Gebze Technical University (2014-2018). Known for fostering university-industry cooperation, he received awards during his tenure. His diverse contributions led to his appointment as a Member of YÖK in 2023. Prof. Görgün’s leadership extended to ASELSAN, where he served as Chairman of the Board (2018-2023). His distinguished career culminated in his appointment as the President of Defence Industries in 2023.