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Dr Esra Sorguven

Post:Senior Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (Engineering and Design)

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 678793
International:+44 1273 678793

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2004 PhD Department of Fluid Machinery, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
2001 MSc Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
1998 BSc Department of Chemical Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Turkey


Academic Experience

since 2016 Senior Lecturer TFMRC, University of Sussex
2013-2016 Associate Prof. Mechanical Engineering, Yeditepe University
2007-2008 Vice Dean Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Yeditepe University
2005-2008 Member of the Faculty Executive Council Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Yeditepe University
2004-2013 Assistant Prof. Mechanical Engineering, Yeditepe University


Recent Projects and Consultancies 

  • Design of an axial fan for Aironn Ltd, consultancy, 09/2017-02/2018
  • Improving energy efficiency of water pumps through novel flow measurement techniques, RDF project, 09/2017-02/2018.
  • Design of centrifugal water pumps, 04/2017 - 05/2018, funded by Alarko - Carrier.
  • Simulation and measurement of sublimation and desublimation processes in the refrigerator, 05/2016 - 09/2016, funded by Arçelik A.Ş.
  • Investigations on the design of cross flow fans to improve the performance and acoustic characteristics of an air conditioning unit, 2014-2016, Consultant for Vestel AŞ.
  • Design and analysis of large axial fans, 2015, Consultant for Aironn AŞ.
  • Design and Flow Simulation of a Steam Turbine, 2012-2013, Principle Investigator, Funded by OKA Energy Ltd. Şti. and Figes AŞ.
  • Large Eddy Simulation of Combustion Chambers, 2012, Consultant for TUSAŞ Engine Industries, Inc. (TEI)
  • Reducing Automotive Air Conditioning Noise, 2011-2012, Principle Investigator, Funded by TOFAŞ AŞ.
  • Unmanned Aircushion Vehicle for Minesweeping, 2010-2011, Consultant, Funded by TUBITAK as a 1002- Short Term R&D Project
  • Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Hemodynamics in the Artificial Artery-Aorta Anastomosis and the Inflow Cannula in Ventricular Assist Systems to Prevent Complication, 2008 — 2010, Principle Investigator, Funded by TUBITAK as a 1001- R&D Project; collaborated with researchers from Marmara University, ITU and  Siyami Ersek Education and Research Hospital
  • Design, Analysis and Prototype Production of the First Implantable Miniature Heart Pump as the Left Ventricular Assist Device in Turkey, 2007-2010, Investigator, Funded by TUBITAK as a 1001- R&D Project, collaborated with researchers from Koç University and Yeditepe University Hospital
  • Investigating the Effect of the Refrigerant Flow on the Overall Refrigerator Noise using Computational and Experimental Methods, 2009, Consultant for Arçelik AŞ
  • Using Computational Aeroacoustics to Design of a Low Noise Dryer Fan, 2007-2008, Principle Investigator, Funded by Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology and Arçelik AŞ.
  • Design of a Low Noise Dryer Fan, 2006-2007, Principle Investigator, Funded by Arçelik AŞ.
  • Computational and Experimental Modeling of the Noise Generated by Fan and Air Flow in Ducts, 2004-2009, Consultant for Arçelik AŞ.



Senior Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics