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Ali Şefik was born on 16th of September 1985 in Nicosia. He completed his early studies in Cyprus and moved to Istanbul to study Mechanical Engineering at Yıldız Technical University. He graduated in 2009 and moved to the UK to study Advance Mechanical Engineering in Brunel University London. He completed his master’s degree in 2011 and subsequently, continued his doctoral studies at the same university. His doctoral training was funded by a private company and a research institution. During his doctoral studies, he was appointed as a graduate teaching assistant for two years. He has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in April 2016. After he received his PhD, he moved back to Cyprus and worked as a mechanical engineer at Cyprus Pools L.T.D. He joined Near East University in September 2016 and is currently a faculty member at the Mechanical Engineering Department. He is a member of KTMMOB Chamber of Mechanical Engineers since 2009.