Habip Asan has been President of the Turkish Patent Institute since October 2008. He was Vice-President of the Turkish Patent Institute from December 2007 to October 2008.
He was elected Deputy-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the European Patent Academy in November 2009 and currently serves as the Acting Chairman of the Board.
Dr. Asan holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University.
In 1994, he was appointed assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at Karadeniz Technical University. He became associate professor in 2000. During 2003-2005, he lectured at Ajman University of Science and Technology in Dubai. In 2005, he was appointed professor at Karadeniz Technical University.
He has published more than 50 articles in different journals. He has supervised many Ph.D. and M.sc. students and led several research projects.