Yilmaz Savascin (Chair, Logistics Sub-Committee)
Yilmaz is a geologist/geochemist who is Professor and Director of the Geothermal Energy Research and Application Center at Dokuz Eyul University in Izmir, Turkey. He gained M.S. and Ph. D. degrees from Tubingen University in Germany, and has held DAAD scholarships at Berlin and Karlsruhe Universities in Germany. Yilmaz has specialized in the geochemistry of geothermal waters, geothermometry, and volcanic mineralogy.