He has graduated from Dokuz Eylül University (DEU) Mechanical Engineering Department in 1982. He has gained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from DEU, respectively, on the fields of Construction-Manufacturing in 1985 and Thermodynamics-Energy in 1991. He has worked as a research assistant at DEU between 1983-1992, and as a researcher at the Catholic University of America between 1992-1994. Between 1994-1999 he has worked as a bussiness executive and partner for a private company. Prof. M. Barış ÖZERDEM has rejoined the faculty position at İzmir Institute of Technology between 1999-2012. Meanwhile, he has served as Mechanical Engineering Department Head between 2002-2006, Dean of Graduate School between 2006-2007, and Dean of Engineering Faculty between 2007-2010. Prof. M.Barış ÖZERDEM has also worked at Bahçeşehir University (BAU), Department of Energy Systems Engineering until 2016. He was head of the department at BAU between 2014-2016. Prof. M. Barış ÖZERDEM is the founding president of American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Turkish Chapter. His main research areas are; thermodynamics, heat transfer, HVAC applications, and renewable energy. In addition, Prof. M. Barış ÖZERDEM is a member of Editorial Board of SCI listed journal Energy and Buildings .