Dr. Ismail B. Celik
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
West Virginia University
Engineering Sciences Building (ESB), Room 307
395 Evansdale Drive, Morgantown, WV 26506 USA
P: (304) 293-3209
F: (304) 293-6689
E: ismail.celik@mail.wvu.edu

Major Accomplishments

Awards and Honors

  • Rober C. Byrd Professor Award, 2010-2013, WVU
  • Fellow of ASME since 2004
  • Benedum Distinguished Scholar award, 2001-2002, WVU
  • Fulbright Senior Lecturer, 1994-1995, Dept. of Aeronautical Engineering, METU, Turkey.
  • Outstanding Researcher, 1998, 2002 and 2007, College of Engineering and Mineral Resources (WVU)
  • Distinguished Service Award, 2000, WVU
  • Meritorious Service Award by ASME ICE Div., 2001.
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities Faculty Research Fellow, Jan. 1990-Dec. 1991, April 1993 - April 1994, Sept. 1995 – April 1996, Jan - Dec, 2001.
  • Fulbright student fellowship during Ph.D. study; 1976-1980.

Other Accomplishments

  • Developed and instituted/implemented a new course in the area of emerging fuel cell technology (MAE 528 Intro. to Fuel Cell technology)
  • Taught 6 different graduate and undergraduate level courses being continuously engaged in advancing the teaching mission of the University
  • Advised on the average 8 graduate students per year with more than 16 MS and 18 Ph.D students graduated successfully.
  • Advised more than 12 Post Doctoral Fellows
  • Associate Editor Journal of Fluids Engineering.
  • Chair and Vice Chair CFD Tech. Committee, ASMWE Fluids Engineering Division (FED)
  • Honors and Awards Committee Member, ASME FED
  • CFD Guidelines and Uncertainty Analysis Committee member of ASME Nuclear Engineering Division via Idaho National Labs (INL)
  • Director: National Institute for FuelCell Technology (NIFT) and Campus-wide EPSCoR Fuel Cell Research Program, involving 8 faculty members, 4-6 Post Doctoral fellows and more than 9 students. This program received continuous funding from DOE basic Energy Sciences and WV State for more than 6 years.
  • Leader WVU- HSC-NIOSH Influenza Research Center and R01 NIH Program
  • Director Computational Fluid Dynamics & Applied Multi-Physics Center (CFD&) Center CEMR-WVU
  • Major participant in the recently awarded WV State Research Challenge Grant in the Area of Energy Storage using batteries
  • NETL Resident Fellow and major contributor to RUA (regional University Alliance) research Portfolio
  • Task/Theme Leader in US-China Clean Energy Center (CERC)-ACTC (Advance Coal Technology Consortium) Program; Program Leader and P.I. Dr. Jerry Fletcher (WVU) and Tech. Lead Dr. Julio Friedman (LLNL)
  • MAE Associate Chair for research (20011-20012): Created and implemented many new ideas, in particular established a MAE Research Fair for the first time in the history of the Department with extraordinary participation of graduate and undergraduate students presenting their researcher work and the best ones being recognized and awarded
  • Collaborated research and other scholarly activities with more than a dozen faculty members from 6 different departments and 4 different colleges across the campus