Personal Profile

Merve Turan joined NREL’s Grid Planning and Analysis Center in 2022 as a postdoctoral researcher in the Capacity Expansion & Electricity Markets Group. Her research focus is on the development of optimization model for power system investments. Merve also is interested in mineral and energy market decisions and supply chain analysis.  

Research Interests

Power systems modeling and analysis

Fuel and electricity market interactions

Optimization and modeling techniques

Professional Experience

Research Assistant, U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute (2019–2022)

Teaching Assistant, Colorado School of Mines (2019–2019)

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Mineral and Energy Economics, Colorado School of Mines

Master, Mining Engineering, Middle East Technical University

Bachelor, Mining Engineering, Middle East Technical University

Certificate, Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing, Middle East Technical University


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