• Associate Professor Barış Coşkunüzer, Science Faculty Member in Mathematics, received his doctorate degree from Princeton University in 2004. After he worked as assistant professor in Yale University for 3 years, he joined Koc University Mathematics Department in 2007. He received many prestigious awards such as Sedat Simavi Science Award, İkeda Research Award, Parlar Encouragement Award and TUBA-GEBİP Award as well as took part in many national and international projects. His main areas of interest are geometric topology and minimal surfaces theory. The article of Dr. Coşkunüzer which was published in one of the most prestigious journals of mathematics (American Journal of Mathematics) can be found here: http://front.math.ucdavis.edu/0810.4985
• Prof. Dr. Ali Serpengüzel, who has many memberships in prestigious societies and committees such as European Physical Society (EPS) (Turkish representation), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (Senior member), IEEE Photonics Society (PS), Turkey Chapter (Former vice president, charter member), Optical Committee of Turkey (OCT) (Former president, charter member), American Physical Society (APS), European Optical Society (EOS), is the director of Koc University Microphotonics Laboratory. Among his main areas of interest, there are optical fiber communication, silicon photonics, laser spectroscopy, laser diagnostics and also design, fabrication, characterization and testing of novel optoelectronic devices. There are advanced researches going on in his laboratory, especially on silicon photonics. More information on Microphotonics Laboratory: http://home.ku.edu.tr/~microphotonics/
• Assistant Professor Funda Yağcı Acar has many patents such as “Copolyetherimide”, “Cationic nanoparticle having an inorganic core”, “Nanoparticles coated with biocompatible polymers as MRI contrast agent.” She has received awards such as L`Oreal Women In Science and Marie Curie IRG. Her research group focuses mostly on projects involving nanoparticles (such as quantum dots and super magnetic iron oxide), polymers and hybrid materials combining the two. Her areas of interest are applications like biomaterials, plastics, medical censoring, drug targeting, magnetic separation, solar power and so on. She is the director of Koc University Polymer and Nanomaterial Research Laboratory: http://home.ku.edu.tr/~fyagci/
• Assistant Professor Cory Dunn received his PhD on Cell Biology from John Hopkins School of Medicine in 2010. He is the director of Mitochondrial Biogenesis Laboratory in Koc University. Dr. Dunn and his team make researches mostly on mitochondria (especially on mitochondrial DNA); thus they try to prevent lots of diseases and senectitude from happening.
More information about his lab:
For his article named “Running on empty: Does mitochondrial DNA mutation limit replicative lifespan in yeast?”