Şükrü Merey is currently a visiting scientist at U.S.G.S. Central Energy Resources Science Center, Lakewood-Colorado and an Associate Professor in the Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Batman University, Batman-Turkey. He got BSc., MSc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara-Turkey in 2009, 2013, and 2017, respectively. In 2010 (3 months), he worked as a petroleum and natural gas engineer at the General Directorate of Petroleum Affairs of Turkey in Ankara. Then, he worked as a well-completion engineer at Turkish Petroleum Corporation (Adiyaman, Turkey) for more than 1 year between 2010 and 2011. Between 2011 and 2017, he worked as a research assistant in the Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara-Turkey. Between 2018 and 2020, he worked as an Asst.Prof.Dr. at the Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Batman University, Batman, Turkey. His current research topics include gas (methane) hydrates, well completion, well stimulation, reservoir simulation, machine learning in petroleum and natural gas engineering applications, adsorption, CO2 sequestration, underground natural gas storage, geothermal, reservoir geomechanics, shale gas reservoirs, and coalbed methane. In recent years, he has authored more than 50 well-cited international journal papers, and conference papers/presentations. He has revealed the producible gas hydrate potential of the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea for the first time. He has many awards from Middle East Technical University and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is also an active Reviewer for Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Applied Energy, Marine and Petroleum Geology, Energy&Fuels, Fuel, Open Geosciences, AAPG Bulletin, Nature, Energy Reports, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Journal of Chemical&Engineering Data, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science&Technology, Marine Geophysical Research, Energy Sources Part A Recovery Utilization and Environmental Effects, Ocean Engineering, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Upstream Oil and Gas Technology.