Energy Storage Systems theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Energy Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources which is part of the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
The Theme is organized into six different topics which represent the main scientific areas of the theme: The first topic, Rationale of Energy Storage and Supply/Demand Matching is devoted to the discussion of essential concepts and the most important aspects of the optimization, establishment and operation of energy storage systems based on six cases as examples. The succeeding four topics are Storage of Thermal Energy; Mechanical Energy Storage; Storage of Electrical Energy; Storage of Chemical Energy and Nuclear Materials. Each of these consists of a topic chapter emphasizing the general aspects and various subject articles explaining the back ground, theory and practice of a specific type of energy storage of that topic. The last topic is transport of energy with emphasis on hydrogen as future energy carrier. It contains detailed review of other modes of energy transport and discussion of environmental effects. Fundamentals and applications of characteristic methods are presented in these volumes. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.
Yalçın Göğüş received his B.S. degree in 1958 and his PhD degree in 1964 at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of Technical University of Munich. He joined METU (the Middle East Technical University, Ankara) in 1961 and was Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the years 1976 to 1982. After working for UNESCO as a specialist and Project Director at Makarere University, Uganda 1980 to 1986 he returned to the Department of Aerospace Engineering of METU. He was as Nato-Fellow at Brown University (1970) and as Visiting Professor at University of Gaziantep (1975), and Technical University Istanbul (1999) and as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at Technical University Munich (1979). He has written, translated or edited ten books and more than one hundred journal or conference papers and research reports. He contributed to establishment of Turkish Society for Thermal Sciences and Engineering and its scientific journal Isı (1976), International Centre for Applied Thermodynamics (1997) and its Int. J. of Thermodynamics (1998) He received academic awards. Since 2001 he is and working in the fields of applied thermodynamics and propulsion engineering as emeritus professor of METU. He is married to Turkan Göğüş (Sorguç) since 1962. They have two grown up boys Akın and Ozerk Gogus