Prof. Cahit ÖZGÜR (1970-1972)
Prof. Cahit ÖZGÜR was born in 1924 in Ünye and graduated from Haydarpaşa High School in 1941. In the 1941-1942 academic year, he attended Istanbul University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemical Engineering and received Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics certificates. In 1942, he entered the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Mechanical Engineering School, and graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Istanbul Technical University in 1948 as an M.Sc. Engineer. After working as the assistant manager of Karayolları İskenderun Makina Group for one year, he became an assistant at Water Machinery department in ITU Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in 1949.
After completing his military service in the Navy, he was sent to France and after doing his internship at EDF , he prepared his associate professorship thesis at the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory of Sorbonne University, and became an associate professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in 1954.
Between 1957 and 1958, he worked as the Deputy Director at ITU Technical School. In 1958, he went abroad to carry out professional and academic studies and in 1960, from the Sorbonne of Paris University, earned the Dr. Eng. title. In 1963, he was appointed as a Professor at ITU. He worked in the R&D department of Dominion Engineering Works in Canada from 1967 to 1969, and taught Turbo Machines at Sir George William University.
Between 1970 and 1973, he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at ITU. He was a TUBITAK Engineering Research Group Member between 1974 and 1978, and he was a member of the Agard Fluid Dynamics Panel between 1972-1976.
From 1980 to 1991, he was the Head of the Department of Foreign Languages and Revolution History at ITU.
He also served as the head of the Department of Energy, Hydromechanics and Hydraulic Machines and the Director of the Energy Civilized Center at ITU. He retired in 1991. After his retirement, he taught postgraduate courses and worked as a consultant at ITU until 2009.
Prof. Dr. Cahit ÖZGÜR passed away on October 31, 2010.