Mahmut is Professor
(since 2001) of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department of the
Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey. He has
B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Petroleum Engineering, all from METU. He
attended the UNU Geothermal Training Programme in Reykjavik, Iceland (1985). Mahmut
teaches reservoir engineering (oil, gas and geothermal) and specializes in
the field of natural gas hydrates.