I went to Germany with the scholarships of DAAD-TEV and RWTH International Academy the same year I graduated from Koç University and completed my master’s degree in Automotive Systems Engineering at Aachen Technical University. Then I worked in Germany for a year as a full-time responsible manager at a company operating in the automotive sector and during this time I trained in business management. I moved to Paris in 2010 and started a dual degree PhD program in energy and laser physics at the French Petroleum Institute. At the end of these three and a half years of delightful yet intense, I got my Ph.D. degree from the École Centrale Paris in France and the Duisburg-Essen Universitie in Germany. I am continuing my post-doctoral studies at Saudi Arabia King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). With that, I am the research director of the institute I am affiliated with. During the doctorate, the expertise I have gained in two different fields, including conventional energy production and optical emission measurement methods, which allows my research to be spread over a wider spectrum. After my doctoral, KAUST was a good choice, particularly in the field of energy, at the point of funding expensive and exotic research. Our work will enable more environmentally friendly engines and power units to be produced in the coming years.