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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
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Delaware, 2016. Atomically precise nanoclusters, quantum effects in plasmon coupling, approximate-TDDFT 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
Visiting 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, G-algebras, G-posets.  
Bilge Baytekin
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Chemistry, Free University of Berlin, 2008. Mechanochemistry, organic materials chemistry, electrostatics.  
Serkan Belkaya
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Immunology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 2014.  
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 solid-state materials.  
Alexander 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 light-emitting 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.  
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.  
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 pressure-high 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.  
Çisil Karagüzel
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2022. Representation theory of finite groups.  
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.  
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, few-body 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, nano-emulsions, 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, G-protein coupled receptor signaling.  
Pınar Önal
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB), Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, 2013. Developmental Genetics, Epigenetics, Transcriptional Regulation, Evo-Devo.  
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, X-chromosome 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 ultra-thin metal-oxide 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 Göttingen, 2019. Analytic number theory.  
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.  
Ceren Sibel Sayın
Instructor
Ph.D., Physics, Middle East Technical University, 2014. Condensed Matter Physics.  
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
Lecturer
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Minnesota, 1992. Automorphic forms, special values of L-functions.  
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.  
Yunus Emre Türkmen
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, The University of Chicago, 2012. Non-covalent 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, pseudo-Riemannian geometry and Lorentzian geometry, global analysis on manifolds, general relativity and quantum field theories.  
Özgün Ünlü
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 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
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 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, Urbana-Champaign, 2004. Analytic theory of partitions, elliptic functions, basic hypergeometric series, and q-series.  
Gökhan Yıldırım
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, University of Southern California, 2013. Probability theory, statistical physics, high-dimensional 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.  

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