Academic Staff of Faculty of Science


Engin Umut Akkaya Professor

Ph.D., Chemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus 1989. Molecular and Supramolecular Synthetic Chemistry and Exploration of Emerging Functions.

Fatihcan Atay Visiting Professor

Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Brown University, 1994. Dynamical systems, delay differential equations, networks and graph theory, complex systems, applied mathematics.

Laurence John Barker Associate Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, Oxford University, 1992. Finite groups, representation theory, local and clifford theory, Galgebras, Gposets.

Bilge Baytekin Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Chemistry, Freie Universitat Berlin, 2008. Mechanochemistry, organic materials chemistry, electrostatics.

Ceyhun Bulutay Professor

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 1997. Computational semiconductor physics.

Şahin Büyükdağlı Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, University Joseph Fourier, 2007. Statistical physics, biophysical modelling.

Agnese Callegari Instructor

Ph.D., Physics, University of Roma ``Tor Vergata'', 2003. Optical forces and Torques, Critical Casimir forces.

Murat Alper Cevher Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Biochemistry, The City University of New York, Hunter College. Gene expression, In vitro transcription, breast cancer, large protein complex assembly.

Çağlar Çekiç Assistant Professor (on leave)

Ph.D., Immunology, University of Louisville, 2009. Cancer Immunotherapy, vaccine adjuvants, adaptive immune responses and inflammation.

Salim Çıracı Professor

Ph.D., Condensed Matter Physics, Stanford University, 1974. Surface physics, electronic structures of solids, electron systems of lower dimensionality, mesoscopic physics, scanning tunneling and atomic force microscopy, chemisorption theory, metalization, strained semiconductor superlattices.

Onur Çizmecioğlu Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Cell Biology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), University of Heidelberg, 2009. Signaling pathways in cancer, PI3K pathway, regulation of cell and centrosome cycles.

Ömer Dağ Professor

Ph.D., Chemistry, Middle East Technical University, 1994. Synthesis, characterization and spectroscopy of solidstate materials.

Alexander Degtyarev Associate Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, Steklov Mathematical Institute, 1988. Algebraic topology, algebraic geometry.

Hilmi Volkan Demir Professor

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2004. Lightemitting diodes (LEDs), photovoltaics (PV), semiconductor nanocrystal optoelectronics, energy transfer driven devices and sensors, nanoparticles/nanocomposites, nanophotonics, RF sensing bioimplants and medical devices.

Ebru Erbay Assistant Professor (on leave)

Ph.D., Cell and Structural Biology, University of Illions, UrbanaChampaign, 2004. M.D., Ankara University, 1998. Signal transduction, organelle stress, metabolism, inflammation, obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome.

Atilla Erçelebi Professor

Ph.D., Condensed Matter Physics, Middle East Technical University, 1980. Polarons and bipolarons, electronphonon interactions, excitons, low dimensional systems.

Ahmet Züfer Eriş Senior Lecturer

Ph.D., Mathematical Physics, Middle East Technical University, 1976. Classical Field Theories, General Relativity, Integrable Systems.

Matthew Gelvin Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010. Algebraic Topology, Fusion Systems, Local Group Theory.

Aurelian Gheondea Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Bucharest 1990. Operator theory and operator algebras, spectral theory of linear differential operators, Hermitian and positive semidefinite kernels, quantum operations.

Alexandre Goncharov Associate Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, Rostov State University, 1986. Functional analysis. Topological vector spaces, spaces of infinitely differentiable functions.

Ahmet Gökalp Senior Lecturer

Ph.D., Physics, Stanford University, 1980. Medium and High Energy Nuclear Physics, Elementary Particle Theory.

Serkan İsmail Göktuna Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Human Biology, Technical University of Munich, 2010. Cancer biology, tumor immunology, autoimmune diseases.

Ahmet Muhtar Güloğlu Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, Ohio State University, 2005. Analytic number theory, automorphic forms.

Oğuz Gülseren Professor

Ph.D., Condensed Matter Physics, Bilkent University, 1992. Theoretical Solid State Physics, nanoscience, metal nanowires, carbon nanotubes, exotic superconductors high pressurehigh temperature properties of metals, phonons and vibrational spectra.

Ali Osmay Güre Associate Professor

Ph.D., Tumor immunology, Cornell University, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1995. M.D., Ankara University, 1988. Cancer serology, cancer epigenetics, biomarkers of prognosis and chemosensitivity.

İhsan Gürsel Professor

Ph.D., Biology, Middle East Technical University, 1995. Innate immunity, immunotherapy, primary Immunodeficiencies drug delivery, nanobiotechnology, vaccine development, biomaterials.

Metin Gürses Professor

Ph.D., in Physics, Middle East Technical University, 1975. Mathematical Physics, Applied Mathematics. More specifically General Relativity and Integrable Systems.

Dilek Güvenç Instructor

Ph.D., Mathematics, Ankara University, 1984. Probability and Statistics.

Balazs Hetenyi Assistant Professor (on leave)

Ph.D., Chemical Physics, Columbia University, 1999. Theoretical condensed matter physics: phasetransitions, strongly correlated systems, metalinsulator transition.

Fatih Ömer İlday Associate Professor

Ph.D., Cornell University, 2003. Nonlinear optics ultrafast optical phenomena.

Hakkı Turgay Kaptanoğlu Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, 1991. Complex analysis and operator theory in spaces of holomorphic or harmonic functions of several variables, especially in Besov spaces.

Ferdi Karadaş Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, Texas A ?amp; M University, 2009. Synthesis and characterization of magnetic and parous inorganic materials.

Anargyros Katsampekis Instructor

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Ioannina, 2006. Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Combinatorics, Graph Theory.

Azer Kerimov Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, Landau Institute of Theoretical Physics and Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, 1988. Mathematical theory of statistical physics, probability, mathematical analysis.

Alexandre Klyachko Visiting Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, Saratov State University, 1973. Algebra, algebraic geometry, number theory, models of classical finite groups, integer and modular representations, vectorbundles and moduli spaces.

Coşkun Kocabaş Associate Professor (on leave)

Ph.D., Physics, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, 2007. Semiconductor nanomaterials, graphene and carbon nanotubes.

Mefharet Kocatepe Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Michigan, 1978. Functional analysis, nuclear spaces, Köthe spaces.

Özlen Konu Associate Professor

Ph.D., Biology, Texas Tech University, 1999. Microarray data analysis, gene networks in nicotine's pharmacological effects, zebrafish genetics.

Yosum Kurtulmaz Instructor

Ph.D., Mathematics, Middle East Technical University, 1998. Ring theory, number theory.

Zeki Cemal Kuruoğlu Professor

Ph.D., Theoretical Chemistry/Chemical Physics, University of Florida, 1978. Chemical reaction dynamics, quantum theory of scattering, fewbody problems, numerical methods for quantum mechanical calculations.

Mehmet Özgür Oktel Associate Professor

Ph.D., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000. Theoretical condensed matter physics, atomic physics.

Özhan Öçal Instructor


Ekmel Özbay Professor

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1992. Nanotechnology, nanophotonics, nanoelectronics,
metamaterials, GaN MOCVD growth, GaN devices, photonic crystals, physics and applications of nanostructures,
photonic devices, nanosensors.

Tayfun Özçelik Professor

M.D., Human Genetics, Istanbul University, 1986. Human molecular genetics, gene mapping, mutation analysis, identification of disease genes, Xchromosome inactivation.

Emrah Özensoy Associate Professor

Ph.D., in Physical Chemistry, Texas A ?amp; M University , 2004. Catalytic properties of surfaces and nanostructures, model catalyst design at the atomic level, spectroscopic investigation of single crystals and ultrathin metaloxide films.

Aydan Pamir Instructor

Ph.D., Mathematics, Middle East Technical University, 1992. Numerical analysis, computer programming, applied mathematics, effective teaching in mathematics.

Ulrike Salzner Professor

Ph.D., Chemistry, Universitat
Erlangen,1993. Computational chemistry, quantum chemistry, band structure calculations, band gap engineering, polymer chemistry.

Ali Sinan Sertöz Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of British Columbia, 1984. Algebraic geometry.

Müfit Sezer Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, Purdue University, 2003. Invariant theory, commutative algebra.

Şefik Süzer Professor

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 1976. Electron, ion and photon spectroscopic analyses of gases, solids and surfaces.

Özgür Şahin Assistant Professor (on leave)

Ph.D., Cell and Systems Biology, University of Heidelberg and German Cancer Research Center, 2008. Breast cancer, systems biology, signal transduction, drug resistance, metastasis, microRNAs and biomarkers.

Bilal Tanatar Professor

Ph.D., Condensed Matter Physics, University of Delaware, 1987. Theory of quantum solids and liquids, low dimensional electron systems, computational physics.

Mehmet Okan Tekman Lecturer

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Minnesota, 1992. Automorphic forms, special values of Lfunctions.

Onur Tokel Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Applied Physics, Cornell University, 2011.

Dönüş Tuncel Associate Professor

Ph.D., Organic and Polymer Chemistry, University of Cambridge and Imperial College, London 1999. Synthesis, characterisation and application of functional materials, supramolecular and polymer chemistry.

Yunus Emre Türkmen Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, The University of Chicago, 2012. Noncovalent interactions in organocatalysis, natural product total synthesis.

Burak Ülgüt Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Cornell University, 2007. Electron Transfer through molecules and assemblies.

Bülent Ünal Associate Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Missouri, 2000. Differential geometry, Riemannian geometry, pseudoRiemannian geometry and Lorentzian geometry, global analysis on manifolds, general relativity and quantum field theories.

Özgün Ünlü Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of WisconsinMadison, 2004. Algebraic toplogy, geometric group theory.

Ali Süleyman Üstünel Visiting Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Paris VI, 1981. Probability and analysis: Stochastic calculus on nuclear spaces, stochastic partial differential equations. Analysis on Wiener space, Malliavin calculus and its applications, MongeKantorovich measure transportation and MongeAmphre equation on Wiener space.

Giovanni Volpe Assistant Professor (on leave)

Ph.D., Physics, ICFO  The Institute of Photonics Sciences, 2008. Condensed matter of Physics, Statical physics, soft matter, optical tweezers.

Sebastian Wüster Assistant Professor (on leave)

Ph.D., Australian National University, 2007. Rydberg Atomic Physics, Bose Einstein Condensate, Quantum Optomechanics.

Cemal Yalabık Professor

Ph.D., Condensed Matter Physics, Brown University, 1976. Statistical mechanics: dynamics of phase transitions and critical phenomena, quantum mechanical simulation of electronic devices.

Ergün Yalçın Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of WisconsinMadison, 1998. Cohomology of groups, finite group actions on topological spaces, geometric structures associated to groups.

Hamza Yeşilyurt Associate Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign, 2004. Analytic theory of partitions, elliptic functions, basic hypergeometric series, and qseries.

Gökhan Yıldırım Instructor


Işık Yuluğ Associate Professor

Ph.D., Molecular Genetics, University of London, 1996. Gene analysis in breast cancer, gene identification, gene expression in eukaryotic systems, epigenetics.

Natalia Zheltukhina Instructor

Ph.D., Mathematics, Bilkent University, 2002. Analytic properties of entire functions, zero distributions.



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