Dr. Ferhat Bingöl
Wind Energy Team Leader
Dr. Bingöl has over 15 years’ experience in wind energy research, as researcher and scientist at Denmark Technical University Wind Energy Department, one of the world’s most prestigious wind energy laboratories (formerly known as Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy) and holds a MSc in Wind Energy and a PhD in Wind Energy from the same university. Currently, he is the vice-head of the Department of Energy Systems Engineering at İzmir Institute of Technology. His wide-ranging studies revolve around wind databases, wind atlas generation, lidar measurements, complex terrain studies, GIS and satellite wind measurements. Currently, Dr. Bingöl provides consultancy services to market leader developers of Turkey with more than 1GW siting experience in last 5 years and participates in joint research projects through ÜSTÜN Energy.
Dr. Marika Galanidi
Marine Ecology Team Leader
Dr. Galanidi has joined the firm as shareholder in 2018, contributing her skillset and in depth knowledge of the marine environment and expanding the service envelope of ÜSTÜN ENERGY to include topics related to marine ecology, environmental protection and impact assessment. She has over 17 years’ experience in marine ecology research, as a scientist at the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, UK and holds an MSc in Marine Environmental Protection and a PhD in Marine Ecology from Bangor University, UK. Dr. Galanidi has worked on topics related to energy and the marine environment, such as the effect of offshore wind farms on seabirds and the benthos, and interactions with invasive alien species. She has several experiences with EU projects (COST, FP7, European Commission) as a researcher. Currently, Dr. Galanidi acts as a consultant through ÜSTÜN Energy to projects in collaboration with International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN), Center for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH UK), Directorate General of Environment European Commission (EC) and Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR).