Dr. Kaplan is currently a full professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Nigde Omer Halisdemir University. He earned his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey in 1995. He received the tittle of professor in 2015. Between 2001 and 2002, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at University of Miami.
His major research interests are hydrogen technologies and fuel cells. He has participated in many national and international projects as a director, researcher and consultant within the scope of university-industry cooperation, and he continues his works for these assigned positions. He has been working on hydrogen technologies and fuel cells for 15 years with Vestel Defense Industry. He has publications in prestigious national and international journals and participated in conferences and exhibition.