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Undergraduate and Graduate Programs 2020-2021


Academic Staff of Interdisciplinary Programs
 
Michelle Marie Adams
Professor
Ph.D., Neurobiology, New York University, 2001. Cognitive Neurobiology.  
Yasemin Afacan
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, Bilkent University, 2008. Inclusive Design, Residential Environments for elderly people, sustainable design, virtual reality.  
Won mi Ahn
Assistant Professor
 
Hüseyin Can Aksoy
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Law, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, 2013. Civil Law, Basic Concepts of Law, Law of Obligations, International Sales Law.  
Selim Aksoy
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, 2001. Computer vision, statistical and structural pattern recognition, machine learning, data mining.  
Ayça Arslan Ergül
Instructor
Ph.D., Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bilkent University, 2009. Cellular senescence, neurogenesis, aging brain, telomeres, pearl mullet, zebrafish, transcriptomics, gene editing, neuronal differentiation, neural stem cells, neurodegenerative diseases.  
Abdullah Atalar
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1978. Analog and digital integrated circuit design, micromachined sensors.  
Ergin Atalar
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, 1991. Image guided medical interventions, magnetic resonance imaging, antenna design for MRI.  
Amirhoushang Bahrami
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Physics, Max Plank Institute Berlin, Germany, 2013. Active/living matter and biophysics, biomembranes and vesicles, cellular mechanics and mechanobiology, cellular and biological processes, cellular uptake of nanoparticles and drug delivery, synthetic biology, computational nanofluidics.  
Bilge Baytekin
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Chemistry, Free University of Berlin, 2008. Mechanochemistry, organic materials chemistry, electrostatics.  
Luca Biancofiore
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, 2011. Fluid Mechanics, Applied Mathematics.  
Hüseyin Boyacı
Professor
Ph.D., Physics, Bilkent University, 1999. Visual Perception, Cognitive Neuroscience.  
Hasan Tolga Bölükbaşı
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Sociology, McGill University, 2007. Political Economy, European Politics, Comparative Politics.  
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.  
Barbaros Çetin
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2009. Microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip technology, electrokinetic transport at microscale, heat transfer at microscale.  
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, metallization, 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.  
Tolga Çukur
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2009. Biomedical imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), signal processing, computational neuroscience.  
Ömer Dağ
Professor
Ph.D., Chemistry, Middle East Technical University, 1994. Synthesis, characterization and spectroscopy of solid-state materials.  
John William Day
Instructor
Ph.D., Social Anthropology ?amp; Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, 2013.  
Bahar Değirmenci Uzun
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Molecular Biology, University of Zurich, 2018. Intestinal stem cells, colorectal cancer, obesity.  
Abdullah Demir
Assistant Professor of Practice
Ph.D., Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, 2010. Optoelectronics, nanophotonic devices, semiconductor lasers, high power laser diodes, vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELS), quantum cascade lasers, nanolasers.  
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.  
Engin Durgun
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Physics, Bilkent University, 2007. Computational materials design, solar fuels, cement chemistry, surface phenomena, multiferroics, hydrogen storage, nanowires/nanoclusters, magnetism/spintronics, nanotribology.  
Çağlar Elbüken
Assistant Professor (on leave)
Ph.D., University of Waterloo, Mechanical Engineering, 2009. Microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip devices, specifically two-phase microfluidic systems. Point-of-care diagnostic devices, blood analysis devices. Sensing technologies for portable diagnostic systems. Design and characterization of bio-manipulation and bio- characterization devices.  
Aykut Erbaş
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Physics, Technical University of Munich, 2011. Statistical mechanical and thermodynamic description of soft matter; nonequilibrium polymer physics, polyelectrolytes, hydrogels. Biophysics, protein-DNA interactions, chromosome organization, facilitated dissociation, reaction kinetics.  
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.  
Emine Yegan Erdem
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2013. Microfluidics, droplet-based systems, microreactors, nanoparticle synthesis, nanoimprinting.  
Ausaf Ahmed Farooqui
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., MRC-Cognition ?amp; Brain Sciences Unit, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, 2011. Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience.  
Serkan İsmail Göktuna
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Human Biology, Technical University of Munich, 2010. Cancer biology, tumor immunology, autoimmune diseases.  
Ioannis N. Grigoriadis
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Turkish Politics, University of London, 2005. Turkish Politics, European Politics.  
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.  
Çiğdem Gündüz Demir
Associate Professor (on leave)
Ph.D., Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2005. Medical image analysis, computational biology, pattern recognition, machine learning, computer vision.  
Refet Soykan Gürkaynak
Professor
Ph.D., Economics, Princeton University, 2004. Monetary economics, financial economics, international economics.  
İhsan Gürsel
Professor
Ph.D., Biology, Middle East Technical University, 1995. Innate immunity, immunotherapy, primary Immunodeficiencies drug delivery, nanobiotechnology, vaccine development, biomaterials.  
Mehmet Selim Hanay
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Physics, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), 2011. Nanoelectromechanical systems, mass sensing.  
Fatih Ömer İlday
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2003. Non-linear optics, ultrafast optical phenomena.  
Fatih İnci
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Molecular Biology-Genetics and Biotechnology, İstanbul Technical University, 2013. Precision Health, Point-of-care Diagnostics, Biosensors, Microfluidics, Nanoplasmonics, Micro/Nano-scale Technologies, Bio-inspired Sensors, Mobile Health (mHealth), Infectious Diseases, Global Health, Disease Early Diagnosis and Screening.  
Seymur Jahangirov
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Material Science and Nanotechnology, Bilkent University, 2012. Computational physics, silicene, 2D materials, friction, nanowires and atomic chains.  
Hacı Hulusi Kafalıgönül
Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston, 2007.  
Ferdi Karadaş
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, Texas A ?amp; M University, 2009. Synthesis and characterization of magnetic and parous inorganic materials.  
Emin Karagözoğlu
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Economics, Maastricht University, 2010. Non-cooperative Game Theory, Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics, organizational Economics.  
Yiğit Karpat
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Rutgers University, 2007. Manufacturing systems and processes, micro/nano technologies.  
Talip Serkan Kasırga
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Physics, University of Washington, 2013. Experimental investigation of strong electronic correlation effects at low dimensional systems and their applications in hydrogen sensing, novel logic and storage devices, new generation light emitting diodes, using vanadium oxides and layered transition metal dichalcogenides.  
Serim Kayacan İlday
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Middle East Technical University, 2014. Self-assembly and organization, complex systems, soft matter.  
Özlen Konu Karakayalı
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Biology, Texas Tech University, 1999. Microarray data analysis, gene networks in nicotine's pharmacological effects, zebrafish genetics.  
Hayrettin Köymen
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Birmingham, 1979. Acoustic imaging, linear and finite amplitude acoustics, medical instrumentation, processing and modeling of physiological signals.  
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.  
Mustafa Ordu
Researcher
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, 2018. Photonic crystal fibers, semiconductor-core fibers, silicon photonics.  
Bülend Ortaç
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Physics, Rouen University,2004. Fiber optic concepts; CW and pulsed laser; amplification systems; nonlinear optics; ultrafast laser physics; THz generation; application of laser systems.  
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.  
İbrahim Özgür Özdamar
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2006. International Relations Theory, Foreign Policy Analysis, Decision-making.  
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.  
Emine Ülkü Sarıtaş
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2009. Biomedical imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic particle imaging (MPI), signal and image processing, safety limits of magnetic fields in medical imaging systems.  
İbrahim Sarpkaya
Assistant Professor of Practice
Ph.D., Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2016. Carbon Nanotube and 2D Material Based Nanophotonics, Experimental Quantum Optics  
Şefik Süzer
Professor
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 1976. Electron, ion and photon spectroscopic analyses of gases, solids and surfaces.  
Cüneyt Şahin
Assistant Professor
 
Urartu Özgür Şafak Şeker
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., in Molecular Biology-Genetics and Biotechnology, Istanbul Technical University, 2009. Synthetic Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Bioinspired Materials and Bionanotechnology.  
Fatma Taşkın
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Economics, Boston College, 1987. International economics, macroeconomics.  
Erdinç Tatar
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2016. MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), Inertial sensors, Strain sensing, Microfabrication Technologies, Bio-inspired sensors, Acoustic gas sensing, Sensor control electronics.  
Onur Tokel
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Applied Physics, Cornell University, 2011.  
Timothea Toulopoulou
Professor
Ph.D., Neuropsychology, University of London, 2001. Abnormal Psychology, Biological Psychology, Neuropsychology, Schizophrenia, Behavioral genetics.  
Dimitri Tsarouhas
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Politics, The University of Sheffield, 2005. European Integration, Political Economy, EU-Turkey Relations, Comparative European Politics.  
Dönüş Tuncel
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Organic and Polymer Chemistry, University of Cambridge and Imperial College, London 1999. Synthesis, characterization and application of functional materials, supramolecular and polymer chemistry.  
Alba Tuninetti
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, University of Pittsburg, USA, 2015.  
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.  
Burcu Ayşen Ürgen
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Cognitive Science, University of California, 2015. Multisensory integration, visual perception, computational neuroscience.  
Gürkan Yeşilöz
Researcher
Ph.D., Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2017. BioMEMS, micro/nanofluidics devices, organ-on-chips and physiological systems, tissue engineering, drug delivery and drug screening, pathogen detection, droplet microfluidics, acoustofluidics, microwave integrated sensors/heaters, nanoparticle synthesis and multiphase fluid interactions.  
Hasan Yılmaz
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Appied Physics, University of Twente, 2015. Experimental and computational optics and photonics, light scattering, optical imaging and spectroscopy, computational imaging, wavefront shaping, spatiotemporal control of light, imaging through opaque media, complex photonic media, mesoscopic physics of light, statistical optics, laser physics, random matrix theory.  
Mehmet Yılmaz
Assistant Professor of Practice
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, 2013. MEMS and nanomechanics for energy, and information technology applications. In-situ SEM nanomechanical characterization. Elastic strain engineering. Micro/nanofabrication based unit processes and novel integration processes. Scalable micro/nanofabrication at high yields, MEMS and CMUT devices.  
Semiha Yılmazer
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Architecture, Karadeniz Technical University, 1998. Building physics: architectural acoustics, lighting and, soundscape, artificial intelligence, virtual reality.  
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.  

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