General Manager, ASPİLSAN ENERGY Inc.

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Turan Özdemir graduated from Industrial Vocational High School, Department of Electronics. He received his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees from Erciyes University, Department of Electronics Engineering in 2002, 2004 and 2010, respectively. Between 2007-2008, he worked at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) University Autonomous Undersea Vehicles (AUV) Laboratory. Between 2008 and 2009, he worked as a TÜBİTAK 1001 scholar at Boğaziçi University, Department of Physics. Between 2011-2012, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Bilkent University, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

He has served as a manager, executive, consultant, researcher, scholarship holder, mentor, panelist, referee and monitor in many TÜBİTAK programmes. Between 2012 and 2013, he was assigned to Defence Technologies Engineering Inc. to carry out studies. Between 2013-2014, he worked on the design of Automated Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) devices at Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) facilities and supported the design and production of Turkey's first indigenous NDT systems. In 2013, it was deemed worthy of support from the Techno-Entrepreneurship Capital Support Programme of the Ministry of Industry and Technology as the first in Türkiye among approximately 1500 applications. The successful products that emerged within the scope of this support were also awarded by the Ministry of Industry and Technology and TAI. In 2023, he left Ultrasonar Defence and Aviation Technologies A.Ş., which he established in 2012, due to ASPİLSAN Energy duties.

In 2015, he was elected as a member of ASPİLSAN Energy Inc. Sector Working Group and took active roles in the first TÜBİTAK project graduated in the company, the first trademark registration, the first patent application and the first utility model registration. On 15 April 2019, he was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of ASPİLSAN Energy Inc. at the Ordinary General Assembly meeting held on 15 April 2019, and continued to serve as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors, respectively, and was appointed as General Manager on 13 September 2023.

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Turan Özdemir is married and has two children.