Prof. M.B. Babanli

Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University, Azerbaijan

Prof. M.B. Babanli graduated from Kiev Technical University (Ukraine) with distinguished diploma, 1989. He received the PhD degree from The Institute of Physics of Metals, Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, 1992. He received the Doctorate degree in 2008. He served as a researcher in Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, as an associate professor and professor at Azerbaijan Technical University, as a vice-president of Azerbaijan Technical University. He is the president of Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University since 2015. His major field of research is analysis and synthesis of new smart materials, especially engineering of shape memory alloys by using experimental and computer aided approaches. His research breaks away traditional approaches to new material synthesis and selection. The proposed by him fuzzy and big data concept based approaches to new material synthesis allow to alternate hard experimental works. He studied a problem of an optimal alloy selection on the basis of the fuzzy set theory and the Z-number theory. He investigated application of the fuzzy set theory to knowledge mining from big data on material characteristics. He proposed fuzzy and Z-information based models as a basis for computer synthesis of new materials. The research results of Prof. Babanli were published in more than 180 refereed publications including 6 books and 174 papers in journals and patents. Prof. Babanli was the head and the project member of more than 10 international research projects, such as ECONET-1 (2002-2005