Dr. Üzeyir Pala completed his undergraduate education in Mechanical Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University in 1989 and his Master's Degree in Istanbul Technical University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Business Administration (Executive MBA-English) and his PhD in Fatih University, Institute of Science, in the department of Biotechnology.
Dr. Pala worked at first as a Field Engineer and Project Manager for the construction, electro-mechanical installation, commissioning and operation-maintenance of military complexes abroad and then as a Senior Engineer and R&D founder at TOFAŞ Türk Otomobil Fabrikası A.Ş. and then as Project Manager at JM Motorlu Araçlar A.Ş. and then as R&D Senior Specialist and Team Manager at MERCEDES BENZ Türk A.Ş. and finally as Project Manager and Assistant General Manager at TÜMOSAN A.Ş.
Meanwhile, he actively worked as a specialist or manager in many international projects by actively taking part in all technical fields of automotive such as R&D activities, projects, investments, commissioning and operation.
In addition, he has extensive project work experience in the field of Defense Industry. There are also some consultancy activities of Dr. Pala in his fields of interest.
After 26 years of international professional experience, Dr. Pala has been working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Haliç University since March 2017 and Vice Head of Department since August 2017.
Dr. Pala was also nominated as the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Engineering since February 2020 and he is at the same time a Member of the Faculty Board.
Dr. Pala teaches undergraduate courses such as Innovation Management, Project Management, Management and Organization, Entrepreneurship, Facility Planning and Production Management, and graduate courses such as Technology Management, Computer Integrated Manufacturing. Dr. Pala taught Thermodynamics I and II and Heat Transfer in Mechanical Engineering Department as well.