Gökhan holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey. He obtained his PhD degree from the Environmental Science and Engineering Program from the same university, where he was also a research and teaching assistant. During his PhD, he focused upon the climate change impacts on the surface water resources of Istanbul and built a regional water resource system model for resilient drought and water scarcity management in the city.
His main research interests lie in the different research themes of the integrated watershed management, including hydrology, water resource modeling and water quality. Alongside his academic studies, he has collaborated actively with government agencies and private sectors in numerous watershed management projects. Gökhan has also worked on the water resources of the Euphrates - Tigris Basin, which is one of the major transboundary river systems in the Middle East.
Gökhan is currently working on national water resource systems modelling for sustainable water resources planning in England and Wales, and regional water, energy and climate systems modelling in the Lower Jordan River Basin.