Zuhal Er did her master’s degree at the Nuclear Energy Institute (Istanbul Technical University) in 1997 and did her doctorate at the Energy-Nuclear Research Institute in 2005. She also served as a guest professor at the Australian Maritime College (AMC) with a scholarship by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
With the ITU JICA project, she performed the installation of the Sequence Circuit Laboratory at the Maritime Faculty and made this possible with Ship Generator Paralleling – Motor Starting Test – Prospective and Retrospective Motor Tests and some basic electronic tests at the ITU Maritime Faculty. Up until 2008, she established various courses on sea electrotechnics, sea electrical machines, sea electronics and physics. She also gives the lectures of physics (mechanics, electricity, wave and thermodynamics), solar energy physics and technology-I.
She provided consulting services for three master’s theses, two of which were successfully completed in 2008 with her consulting as a lecturer at the Maritime Faculty. The thesis subject was “Sea Analysis in Turkey through LNG Transportation” and “Transportation Risk Analysis and Security Management Model.”
She has been working at the ITU Faculty of Science and Letters Department of Physics Engineering since 2008. She has also had another master’s thesis successfully completed with her consulting services at the Department of Physics Engineering called “New Model and Comparative Study of the Daily Global Solar Radiation Average Factors.” She is currently serving as a consultant for two doctorate students; one for thesis, one for lecture.
Zuhal Er works at various national-international conferences, seminars, symposiums, workshops and magazines. She has criticized and reviewed in national/international magazines and works at the scientific committees of some of these magazines. She has been an IEEE member since August 2018. She will be arbitrating in the science council of the IEEE’s oldest and 63rd symposium on Signal and Process that will take place in Canada in 2019.
She has conducted research on various subjects including Solar Energy Applications and Innovations and Calculations, Solar Tracking Systems, Energy Efficiency, Risk Analysis, Ship Electrical and Electronics, Low Natural Radiation Analyses, Ship Ballast Water Management (BWM) and Total Quality Management in Education and integrates C# software data to these subjects within the context of the business-industry case study.