Harika S. Kahveci is an Associate Professor at the Aerospace Engineering Department at METU, Turkey. She received her Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2010, her M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State University in 2004, and her B.S. degree in 2002 from the same department of METU where she is currently teaching. She worked at General Electric Company for 11 years undertaking various responsibilities and worked on the design of aerodynamics, heat transfer and blade cooling of gas turbines. She is the recipient of the UTSR Gas Turbine Industrial Fellowship Award (2003), the Critical Difference for Women Fellowship (2008), and the ASME Best Technical Paper Award (2013), and received several company awards at GE. She was awarded the ASME Gas Turbine Award in 2015. Her research interests include design of gas turbines, engine aerothermodynamics and cooling systems, computational fluid dynamics and experimental techniques.