Turgut Gür is an adjunct professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford University. He recently retired after a career spanning more than three decades that included providing leadership to three major multi-disciplinary team- and theme-based research centers on campus focused on energy and advanced materials. He also holds a Visiting Professor appointment from the Chinese University of Mining and Technology-Beijing (CUMTB), and an International Mentor appointment from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
He is a Fellow of The Electrochemical Society and recognized leader in high temperature electrochemical energy research, materials, and technologies with 11 U.S. patents and more than 160 publications. He completed BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering at the Middle East Technical University, and three graduate degrees including a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University.
An active member of ECS since 1973, Prof. Gür previously assumed leadership positions in the Society. He served on multiple ECS advisory boards and committees, as well as the ECS Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Formerly, Prof. Gür was Chair of the ECS High-Temperature Energy, Materials, & Processes (H-TEMP) Division. He co-organized 17 ECS symposia and co-edited their ECS Transaction volumes. Previously, he served for three separate terms over 10 years on the Board of the International Society for Solid State Ionics (ISSI) and was an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society for 12 years.