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.

Fahri Alkan Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Delaware, 2016. Atomically precise nanoclusters, quantum effects in plasmon coupling, approximateTDDFT methods, computational NMR.

İnci Apaydın Instructor

M.S., Operations Research, Middle East Technical University, 1989. Classical and Exploratory Statistics, Forecasting, Statistical Decision Making, Information Society.

Fatihcan Atay Professor

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

Cihan Bahran Visiting Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Minnesota, 2019. Functorial representation theory with applications to topology.

Laurence John Barker Associate Professor

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

Bilge Baytekin Associate Professor

Ph.D., Chemistry, Free University of Berlin, 2008. Mechanochemistry, organic materials chemistry, electrostatics.

Kadri İlker Berktav Visiting Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, Middle East Technical University, 2021. Algebraic geometry, higher structures, and mathematical physics, working on higher categorical structures in geometry and physics; derived algebraic/symplectic geometry.

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.

İlyas Chachoua Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium, 2017. Signal transduction and molecular hematology, De duve institute and Ludwig institute for cancer research.

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.

Turgay Dalkara Professor


Aleksander Degtyarev Professor

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

Bahar Değirmenci Uzun Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Molecular Biology, University of Zurich, 2018. Intestinal stem cells, colorectal cancer, obesity.

Hilmi Volkan Demir Professor

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2004. Optoelectronics lightemitting diodes (LEDs), semiconductor nanocrystals, energy transfer driven devices and sensors, nanoparticles/nanocomposites, optoelectronics, RF sensing bioimplants and medical devices.

Ahmet Züfer Eriş Senior Lecturer

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

Alexandre Goncharov Associate Professor

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

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.

Metin Gürses Professor

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

Yaghoub Heydarzade Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Physics, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, 2018.Theoretical cosmology, black hole physics.

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 Associate Professor

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

Barış Kayaalp Researcher


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.

Muhammet Yasir Kızmaz Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, Middle East Technical University, 2018. Finite group theory.

Özlen Konu Karakayalı Associate Professor

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

Dilek Köksal Instructor

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

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.

Cihan Okay Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of British Columbia, 2014. Algebraic topology, quantum information theory.

Mehmet Özgür Oktel Professor

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

Halil İbrahim Okur Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Chemistry, Penn State University, 2014. Biointerfaces, water, nanoemulsions, biomacromolecules, lipid droplet organelles, specific ion effects, nonlinear spectroscopy, second harmonic generation.

Özhan Öçal Instructor

Ph.D., Genetics and Development, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2011. Pancreatic cancer, diabetes, Gprotein coupled receptor signaling.

Pınar Önal Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB), Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, 2013. Developmental Genetics, Epigenetics, Transcriptional Regulation, EvoDevo.

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 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.

Türker Özsarı Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Virginia, 2010. Analysis of partial differential equations and control theory.

Tomos Parry Instructor

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Gottingen, 2019. Analytic number theory.

Emre Ozan Polat Assistant Professor


Naci Saldı Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Queen's University, 2015. Stochastic control theory, game theory, machine learning, information theory, probability theory and its applications.

Ali Sinan Sertöz Professor

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

Haldun Sevinçli Visiting Professor


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.

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 Senior 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.

Deniz Aybaş Tümtürk Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Boston University, 2021. Experimental atomic, molecular and optical physics.

Fulya Türker Assistant Professor


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 topology, geometric group theory.

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 (on leave)

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

Volkan Yazar Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bilkent University, 2019. Transcriptomics/Epigenetics, Systems Biology, Statistical Learning, Neurodegeneration.

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 Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, University of Southern California, 2013. Probability theory, statistical physics, highdimensional statistic.

Deniz Yılmaz Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2020. Representation theory, finite groups, block theory, biset functors.

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.
