Prof. Dr. Babür ÖZÇELİK was appointed as the Rector of Konya Technical University with the President's Decision Regarding Rector Appointments, numbered 2018/160, published in the Official Gazette dated 6 September 2018 and numbered 30527.
Prof. Dr. Babür ÖZÇELİK was born in 1966 in Yusufeli / ARTVİN. He completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Gebze / KOCAELİ. He gained his undergraduate degree and his master's degree from Marmara University in 1989 and 1993 respectively, and his doctorate degree from Sakarya University in 1999. He went to the USA in 2003 for post-doctoral study and conducted academic research studies at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Florida International University. He worked in the private sector for a total of 3 years in Cutting Tool Manufacturing and Hot Forging Moulding. He worked in different institutions under Ministry of National Education. In 1997, he started working as a specialist at Gebze Technical University (GTU). He became assistant professor at the Department of Design and Manufacturing Engineering, GTU in 2000 and became Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department of GTU in 2006. He worked as a Professor at Yıldız Technical University and Gebze Technical University Mechanical Engineering Departments. He served as the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Business and Basic Sciences along with the duty of Vice Rector at Gebze Technical University between 2014-2018. He also served as Deputy Director of Energy Technologies Institute and Deputy Director of Defence Technologies Institute, Gebze ÖSYM Coordinator, Deputy Head of Department, Deputy Head of Department and chairman / member of many boards / commissions.
Professor Dr. Babür ÖZÇELİK worked as an executive in 2 TÜBİTAK 1001 projects, one of which received TÜBİTAK Performance Award, and as a researcher in 1 TÜBİTAK 1001 project. He acted as an executive in 13 GTÜ BAP university research projects. He provided consultancy in many university-industry projects. He has publications in more than 80 national and international journals, book chapters and conferences on mainly CNC programming, machining, investigation of parameters that affect the wear of cutting tools, plastic injection moulding, optimization of plastic materials by injection moulding and the examination of the mechanical properties of these materials. . So far, he has graduated 36 Master's and 1 PhD students . Speaking English, Prof. Dr. Babür ÖZÇELİK is married and has two children.