Dr. Halil Güven
Dean, San Diego State University Georgia
Dr. Güven is a Fulbright scholar who received his Ph.D. in 1983 from the University of Houston in mechanical engineering with a focus on alternative energy and technology transfer to developing countries. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey) in 1978. During his tenure at SDSU, he founded and directed two centers, the Energy Engineering Institute (EEI), and the Industrial Assessment Center (funded by the USDOE).
From 1995-1998 he served as the Director of International Development for SDSU College of Extended Studies in charge of developing projects in Central Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. His work at EEI received numerous awards from the California Energy Commission, and the ‘Energy Innovation Award’ from the USDOE. He served as the vice- president and president of the San Diego Chapter of Association of Energy Engineers; received International Energy Professional Development Award from AEE, Teetor Educator Award from
SAE, and the Distinguished Engineering Educator Award from San Diego Engineering Societies in recognition of “devoted services to the Engineering Profession and Community.”
Having worked in an academic leadership role in a number of countries in the European Higher Education Area, Dr. Güven is experienced both in the Bologna Process reforms, and the European accreditation / institutional evaluation issues/programs. Dr. Güven’s research interests include higher education reform and change management in higher education institutions; sustainability and building energy efficiency; energy systems optimization; and alternative energy. In addition to energy systems and alternative energy, Dr. Güven also published book chapters, and co-edited two books, on leadership, globalization, and clash of civilizations.