Graduated from İnönü University, Faculty of Engineering, Mining Engineering Department in 1996 and started to work in the Ministry of National Education in December of the same year. In 2000, he was appointed as a Mining Engineer to the General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration (MTA), Mineral Analysis and Technology Department (MAT), Technology Coordinator, Ore Enrichment Unit. He has served as a researcher in several projects on industrial raw materials, located in various regions of Turkey as of year assigned.
Gülmez, who carried out more than 20 projects in 2000-2016, published in scientific environments, 22 national and international congresses, symposiums, magazines, etc. in consequence of these studies. He participated in projects which conducted by valuable institutions of our country such as ETİ Maden, TKİ, TAEK and TUBİTAK for many minerals such as barite, fluorite, rare earth elements (REE), coal, iron, graphite and lithium, which are strategically important for our country, and served as project directors.
In the last period, He worked on the projects which known since the 1950s in Turkey, one of the most important deposits in the world, but that could not be solved on the enrichment issue Eskisehir Beylikova Fluorite, Barite, separately acquisition of minerals from REE and thorium ores, especially rare earth elements (Ce, La, Nd and Th ) where it was gained in purity more than 99% content separately. Turkey for the first time in 2020 due to the strategic element content produced in this purity of Energy, Mr. GÜLMEZ and his project team have been given “Certificate of Appreciation” by Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez.
Gülmez, who also served as Unit Manager in the field he worked in 2002-2004 and as Technology Coordinator between 2004-2007, continued his scientific studies in the same unit until 2016, and then served as MTA General Manager Consultant in the same year and as the Head of the MAT Department in 2017-2019.
In 2020, he was appointed as the Deputy General Manager of MTA, which he carried out by proxy in July 2019. He is still serving as the Assistant General Manager associates with Marine Research Department which carries out operation of Oruc Reis mentioned frequently about in Turkey and the World and Geophysical Office that it researches the national and international arenas in the air by two plane, Mineral Analysis and Technology Department which Mr. GÜLMEZ worked for 20 years as researcher and administrator.
Gülmez, who made important contributions to the mining industry with many courses he attended in his professional life and the certificates / awards he received; He plays an active role in non-governmental organizations by serving as the President of the Association of Mining Engineers, Miners Solidarity Association and YERMAM and MTA Sports Club Association.
Akan Gülmez, who was recently appointed as a member of the UMREK Commission in 2020, is married and has 2 children.