İlhami Yıldız is a controlled environment systems engineer, and has expertise in energy, environment and sustainability issues, such as bioreactors, environmental biotechnology, microalgae-based biofuels and bioproducts using waste streams, complex systems modeling, air- and ground-source heat pumps, combined heat and power generation, flue gas recovery and greenhouse gas mitigation, hydronic heating and hot water storage systems, and energy and water conservation. He has designed and built a number of environmentally friendly energy systems transferring extensive research findings to commercial operations in Canada, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, and the United States.
Overview: Professor – Engineering, Dalhousie University; Associate Professor – BioResource & Agricultural Engineering, Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo, California; Assistant Professor – Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Windsor; Ph.D. in Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Ohio State); M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Ohio State); M.Sc. in Agricultural Meteorology (Ohio State); B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering (University of Ankara). He has been honoured with the Grand Challenge Award by the U.S. Government (2008); Outstanding Faculty Award at Cal Poly (2008); Presidential Letter of Appreciation at Cal Poly (2008); and Gold Medal Performance Award by the University of Windsor (2004).