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Undergraduate and Graduate Programs 2018-2019

Academic Staff of Faculty of Science
Engin Umut Akkaya
Professor (on leave)
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, G-algebras, G-posets.  
Bilge Baytekin
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Chemistry, Freie Universitat Berlin, 2008. Mechanochemistry, organic materials chemistry, electrostatics.  
Ceyhun Bulutay
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
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.  
Salim Çıracı
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
Ph.D., Chemistry, Middle East Technical University, 1994. Synthesis, characterization and spectroscopy of solid-state materials.  
Alexander Degtyarev
Associate 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
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.  
Ebru Erbay
Assistant Professor (on leave)
Ph.D., Cell and Structural Biology, University of Illions, Urbana-Champaign, 2004. M.D., Ankara University, 1998. Signal transduction, organelle stress, metabolism, inflammation, obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome.  
Atilla Erçelebi
Ph.D., Condensed Matter Physics, Middle East Technical University, 1980. Polarons and bipolarons, electron-phonon 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
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 (on leave)
Ph.D., Mathematics, Ohio State University, 2005. Analytic number theory, automorphic forms.  
Oğuz Gülseren
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.  
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
Ph.D., Biology, Middle East Technical University, 1995. Innate immunity, immunotherapy, primary Immunodeficiencies drug delivery, nanobiotechnology, vaccine development, biomaterials.  
Metin Gürses
Ph.D., in Physics, Middle East Technical University, 1975. Mathematical Physics, Applied Mathematics. More specifically General Relativity and Integrable Systems.  
Dilek Güvenç
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, metal-insulator transition.  
Yaghoub Heydarzade
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Physics, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, 2018.Theoretical cosmology, black hole physics.  
Fatih Ömer İlday
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2003. Non-linear optics, ultrafast optical phenomena.  
Hakkı Turgay Kaptanoğlu
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
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Ioannina, 2006. Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Combinatorics, Graph Theory.  
Azer Kerimov
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, vector-bundles and moduli spaces.  
Coşkun Kocabaş
Associate Professor (on leave)
Ph.D., Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007. Semiconductor nanomaterials, graphene and carbon nanotubes.  
Mefharet Kocatepe
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
Ph.D., Mathematics, Middle East Technical University, 1998. Ring theory, number theory.  
Zeki Cemal Kuruoğlu
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.  
Mehmet Özgür Oktel
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000. Theoretical condensed matter physics, atomic physics.  
Özhan Öçal
Ph.D., Genetics and Development, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2011. Pancreatic cancer, diabetes, G-protein coupled receptor signaling.  
Ekmel Özbay
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
M.D., Human Genetics, Istanbul University, 1986. Human molecular genetics, gene mapping, mutation analysis, identification of disease genes, X-chromosome 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 ultra-thin metal-oxide films.  
Aydan Pamir
Ph.D., Mathematics, Middle East Technical University, 1992. Numerical analysis, computer programming, applied mathematics, effective teaching in mathematics.  
Serge Randriambololona
Ph.D., Mathematics, Université de Savoie, 2005. 0-minimal structures, model-theory, real-analytic geometry, subanalytic geometry.  
Ulrike Salzner
Ph.D., Chemistry, Universitat Erlangen,1993. Computational chemistry, quantum chemistry, band structure calculations, band gap engineering, polymer chemistry.  
Ali Sinan Sertöz
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of British Columbia, 1984. Algebraic geometry.  
Müfit Sezer
Ph.D., Mathematics, Purdue University, 2003. Invariant theory, commutative algebra.  
Şefik Süzer
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
Ph.D., Condensed Matter Physics, University of Delaware, 1987. Theory of quantum solids and liquids, low dimensional electron systems, computational physics.  
Mehmet Okan Tekman
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.  
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. 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 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, Monge-Kantorovich measure transportation and Monge-Amphre equation on Wiener space.  
Giovanni Volpe
Visiting Instructor (on leave)
Ph.D., Physics, ICFO - The Institute of Photonics Sciences, 2008. Condensed matter of Physics, Statical physics, soft matter, optical tweezers.  
Cemal Yalabık
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
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 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, Urbana-Champaign, 2004. Analytic theory of partitions, elliptic functions, basic hypergeometric series, and q-series.  
Gökhan Yıldırım
Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, University of Southern California, 2013. Probability theory, statistical physics, high-dimensional statistic.  
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
Ph.D., Mathematics, Bilkent University, 2002. Analytic properties of entire functions, zero distributions.  

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