Ahmet Cansiz is currently a professor at Istanbul Technical University, Electrical Engineering Department, Turkey. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, in 1999. Upon completing his Post Doctoral research at the University of Cambridge in 2001, he was then appointed as Assistant Professor at Atatürk University, Turkey, where he worked until 2012. Professor Cansiz has a wide experience in engineering applications of superconductivity; superconducting fault current limiters, superconducting MagLev, superconducting bearing system, superconducting flywheel energy storage and superconducting magnetic energy storage. Electromechanical energy conversion associated with energy storage technologies and renewable energy sources are his main research interest. His research area also focuses on interdisciplinary subjects such as heat transfer phenomena in heat exchangers, integration of renewable energy with smart grids and electromagnetic wave propagation. He has over 40 journal publications in the subject of electromagnetics, electromechanics, thermodynamics and energy related topics.