Şükrü Merey is currently an Associate Professor in Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Batman University, Batman-Turkey. He got BSc., MSc. and PhD degrees from 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 General Directorate of Petroleum Affairs of Turkey in Ankara. Then, he worked as a well completion engineer at Turkish Petroleum Corporation (Adiyaman, Turkey) more than 1 year between 2010 and 2011. Between 2011 and 2018, he worked as a research assistant in 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, adsorption, CO2 sequestration, underground natural gas storage, 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 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, 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, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Upstream Oil and Gas Technology.