Emrah Özahi was born in Gaziantep in 1979. He completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Gaziantep. In 2002, he graduated from University of Gaziantep, Department of Mechanical Engineering with a degree. After working in the private sector until 2004, he started his academic life as research assistant at University of Gaziantep, Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2005. In 2006 and 2011, he obtained M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Gaziantep, Mechanical Engineering Department, respectively. At the same time, he graduated from Atatürk University Open Education Faculty Business Administration Department Undergraduate Program in 2021.
He served as an assistant professor in the same department between 2012 and 2015. In April 2015, he was awarded with the title of Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering by the Head of Inter-University Council. In 2015 he was appointed as an associate professor at University of Gaziantep, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Since 2020, he has been currently teaching at the same university as a professor and has continued his academic work. Between 2013-2016, he served as vice president of the department. Since 2016, he is a member of Gaziantep University Intern Committee (İTAK). Between 2016 and 2019, he was a module consultant for the University-Industry Cooperation Unit at Gaziantep University’s Target TTO. At 2018-2020, he was a director at Gaziantep University Uluğ Bey High Technology Application and Research Center (ULUTEM). In international and nationally respected journals, many scientific studies have been published in the fields of energy, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.
His main research interests are Lean Manufacturing, Flow Dynamics in Pipelines, Flow Dynamics in Packed Beds, Flow Measurement and Calibration, Time-Dependent Pipe Flows, Laminar to Turbulent Transition in Time-Dependent Pipe Flows, Waste-to-Energy, Renewable Energy and Fluidized Beds. There are many breakthroughs in the framework of university-industry collaboration and many referees and observers in various TEYDEB projects. At the same time, he also carries out many scientific research projects supported by the University BAP unit and TUBITAK as well as many international projects. He is a member of many prestigious scientific associations. He is married and father of two daughters.