Ezgi Günay is an associate professor at the department of Mechanical Engineering, Gazi University Engineering Faculty, in Turkey. She graduated from Engineering Sciences Department (Applied Mechanics) of Engineering Faculty at the Middle East Technical University (1985), and received her PhD degree at Gazi University, Mechanical Engineering Department (1996). She worked as a research assistant (1993-1999) and an assistant professor (1999-2010) at the same department. She currently teaches computer programming, engineering mathematics, statics, dynamics, strength of materials, numerical analysis, finite element analysis and elasticity. She has more than 25 years of experience working for the academia. Dr. Günay authored about 40 papers for the most part published in international conference proceedings and international journals. She is an author of two text books and two scientific book chapters. She is a reviewer for several international journals and scientific associations. Her research interests include finite element analysis of fiber composite shell and plate structures, microcomposites, nanocomposites, experimental and numerical studies on wood materials.