October 2016

Assist. Prof. Elif Nur Fırat Karalar & Assist. Prof. Cory Dunn of Molecular Biology and Genetics Department; and Assist. Prof. Sarp Kaya of Chemistry Department have received “2016 TÜBA-GEBIP Award”. The award given to outstanding young scientists includes funding for research & PhD students for a duration of 3 years.

October 2016

The Royal Society Newton Advanced Fellowship awarded to Dr. Elif Nur Firat-Karalar

Dr. Elif Nur Fırat-Karalar at Koç University’s Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics has been awarded with the prestigious Royal Society Newton Advanced Fellowship. Her research project, titled “Dissecting the role of centriolar satellites in spatiotemporal regulation of centriole duplication“ received 108.000 pounds between December 2016-2019. The successful completion of this project will lead to an understanding of the underlying cellular causes of human genetic diseases and cancer. The Newton grant will help Dr. Firat Karalar to develop the research strengths of her research group through training, collaboration and reciprocal visits with her partner Dr. Fanni Gergely at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. This fellowship is supported by the Royal Academy of Science, and aims to improve relations with UK in research and innovation for sustainable growth and welfare of developing countries such as Turkey.

elif nur fırat karalar

October 2016

Below is the list of College of Science faculty members/postdocs whose projects have been selected for 2016 Seed Research Program.

 

Assist. Prof. Gülayşe İnce Dunn

Assist. Prof. Nurhan Özlü

Assist. Prof. Funda Şar

Research Assist. Prof. Patricia Ann Ramey Balcı

Dr. Rouhollah Khodadust

Koç University, College of Science Distinguished Fellow Assist. Prof. Çağan Şekercioğlu

 

The “Koç University Seed Research Program” is designed to support innovative early-stage research projects from all disciplines, such as science, medicine, engineering, administrative sciences, economics, social sciences and humanities, law and nursing. Koç University Seed Research (KU-SR) Program principally aims to support creativity, free/ out-of-the-box thinking, and curiosity-driven research, to facilitate scientific development and innovation. The program is to be administered under the Office of the Vice President for Research and Development (VPRD).

The primary objectives of the program are to incentivize free-minded and conceptually unconstrained scientific projects, to enhance global scientific knowledge and to promote scientific development in Turkey. The transfer of knowledge and technology to industry – for relevant fields of the research proposals – is a secondary objective of the program. The program is not designed to provide additional resources for projects already underway.

June 18, 2016

Diploma Ceremony of the College of Sciences

DSC_0396

We congratulate our class of 2016 graduates!

March 2016

bagep

Five faculty members from the College of Sciences have received BADEP ( Distinguished Young Scientist ) Award.

ozgur birer
Özgür BİRER, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

 

barış coskunuzer
Barış COŞKUNUZER, Associate Professor of Mathematics

 

menderes ıskın
Menderes IŞKIN, Associate Professor of Physics

 

sarp kaya
Sarp KAYA, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

 

askın kocabas
Aşkın KOCABAŞ, Assistant Professor of Physics

 

January 2016

image001

Havva Funda Yağcı, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Hakan Ürey, Professor of Electrical-Electronics Engineering, have worked on the development of optical barcode and barcode scanner project for approximately 4 years in collaboration with Koc Univeristy- Inventram- OPET and pioneered the founding of KUANTAG A.Ş. They received the “Most Successful Members” Award of Koç Holding in 2015 with their project.

 

 

 

image003

One of the award recepients, Emek Göksu Durmuşoğlu, has participated in the development of the optical barcode as part of his PhD project.

 

 

 

December 31, 2015

An Igloo constructed on campus by our faculty member Aşkın Kocabaş.

igloo

November 2015

Elif Nur Fırat Karalar, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics,  has received  an ERC Starting Grant.

December 2014

Koç University has received an ERC Starting Grant (http://erc.europa.eu/starting-grants) for the second time. Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics Department , Cory Dunn‘ s application is one of the 124 Life Sciences Starting Grant proposals (out of 1030) in Europe that have been selected to the main list this year, and is the only one (in this scheme) awarded to Turkey in Life Sciences in 2014.

Feb 11, 2014

Prof. Ataç İmamoğlu will be joining the College of Sciences at Koç University as a “Distinguished Visiting Fellow” during the 2014-2018 period.

July 6-12, 2014

Physics Department hosts 10 high school students selected by TÜBİTAK among 1200 candidates (each top of their respective schools) to represent Turkey in the International Physics Olympics this year. The physics team, under the guidance of the physics faculty members Alkan Kabakçıoğlu and Menderes Işkın, will have the opportunity to work in the educational and research labs at Koç University, on topics such as quantum physics, medical physics and optics, and get acquinted with the cutting-edge research in physics today. The event is sponsored by TÜBİTAK-BİDEB.

Jan 6, 2014

Alphan Sennaroğlu has been elected as a Fellow Member of the Optical Society of America ( OSA) for his contributions to the understanding of emerging infrared laser materials and the development of femtosecond laser sources.

Dec 4, 2013

Menderes Işkın, Assistant Professor of Physics, has just received the 2013 Science Encouragement Award from the Mustafa Parlar Foundation. More information about the award can be obtained from the following web site:
http://www.parlar.org.tr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=106&Itemid=129

Dec 3, 2013

TÜBİTAK Science Award to Alphan Sennaroğlu

Nov 15, 2013
2013 Hayri Körezlioğlu Research Award to Mine Çağlar

Dr. Mine Çağlar, Associate Professor of Mathematics, has just received the 2013 Hayri Körezlioğlu Research Award given by the Turkish Mathematics Foundation. More information about the award can be found at the following web site:http://www.matematikvakfi.org.tr/tr/haberler-a-duyurular
Dr. Çağlar received her BS and MS degrees in Industrial Engineering from Middle East Technical University and Bilkent University. She then completed her doctoral studies in Operations Research at Princeton University in 1997 and joined our Mathematics Department in 1999. Her research focuses on stochastic processes and the mathematics of finance.

Nov 10, 2013

François Englert, recipient of 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics, lecturing at Koç University during the Conference İstanbul 2007: Strings,Branes and Cosmology
organized by Tekin Dereli
(6-13 July 2007,Koç University)

May 17, 2013

2013 TUBA GEBIP Award to Özgür Birer, Kazım Büyükboduk, Gülayşe İnce Dunn, and Nurhan Özlü

Four faculty members from the College of Sciences-Dr. Özgür Birer, Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Dr.  Kazım Büyükboduk, Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Dr. Gülayşe İnce Dunn, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics; and Dr.  Nurhan Özlü, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics, have just received the prestigious GEBIP Award (Distinguished Young Scientist Award) from the Turkish Academy of Sciences.

Feb 27, 2013

Elvan Ceyhan,  Associate Professor of Mathematics, has recently been elected for membership in the Global Young Academy (GYA – http://www.globalyoungacademy.net). GYA members are elected for a 4-year term, after which they attain alumni status. GYA membership is open to all researchers working in any evidence-based discipline, including the Natural Sciences and Medicine, Engineering, Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities. As of 2013, the GYA has 155 members who are leading young scientists from 55 countries and all continents, and 63 alumni. The GYA membership will expand to a maximum of 200 members, each serving a four-year term. The members are selected based on the excellence of their scholarly work and their commitment to service.  GYA was officially founded in February 2010 with the support by IAP: the Global Network of Science Academies ( http://www.interacademies.net ) and is currently being managed with the help of the German National Academy of Sciences-Leopoldina, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities-BBAW, and the German Young Academy.

Feb 12, 2013

Sinan Ünver, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, has just received the 2013 Masatoshi Gündüz İkeda Research Award given by the Turkish Mathematics Foundation. He will receive this award at the Middle East Technical University on February 28.
Dec 24, 2012

Elvan Ceyhan, Associate Professor of Mathematics, has recently been elected as a TWAS Young Affiliate for a 5-year term from the Central and South Asia Region.
In addition,  Elvan has also been elected as one of the five members of the Board of Directors of IASC-ERS (International Association for Statistical Computing- European Regional Section) for the period 2012-2016. IASC was founded in 1977, as a section of the ISI (International Statistical Institute) and is affiliated with the International Federation of Information Processing Societies (IFIP).

Dec 12, 2012

Elvan Ceyhan, Associate Professor of Mathematics, has recently been awarded an International Outgoing Fellowship (IOF) as part of the Marie Curie Actions program of the European Seventh Framework Programme.  Dr. Ceyhan’s IOF will support his 2013-2014 sabbatical visit to the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (www.samsi.info)  in North Carolina, USA.  His successful IOF proposal is titled “Pattern Recognition in High Dimensional Data (PRinHDD)”. http://www.samsi.info

Dec 10, 2012

Kazım Büyükboduk, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, has received the 2012 Sedat Simavi Science Award given by Türkiye Gazeteciler Cemiyeti (TGC). http://www.tgc.org.tr/duyuru.asp?did=530

Nov 19, 2012

President Prof. Dr. Umran Inan has received a joint appointment in the Departments of Electrical-Electronics Engineering and Physics. Prof. İnan’s contributions will strengthen the physics program in the areas of electromagnetism and space sciences.

Nov 7, 2012

Mine Çağlar , Assoc. Prof. of Mathematics, has been elected as a member to the International Statistical Institute (ISI).

July 27, 2012

Menderes Işkın, Assistant  Professor of Physics in the College of Sciences, has received the 2012 TFD Şevket Erk Young Scientist Award.

July 24, 2012

Menderes Işkın, Assistant  Professor of Physics in the College of Sciences, has received the 2012 TÜBİTAK Young Scientist Award.

July 9-14, 2012

8th World Congress in Probability and Statistics
This summer, three of Koç University faculty (Mine Çağlar and Elvan Ceyhan in Department of Mathematics and Süleyman Özekici in Department of Industrial Engineering) organized the eighth World Congress in Probability and Statistics for the first time in its history in Turkey in Istanbul from July 9 to 14, 2012. More than 750 participants from 61 different countries attended the congress. The sponsors of the congress included Koç University, TUBITAK, TCMB, National Science Foundation, European Mathematical Society, and International Mathematical Union.

Pre-world-congress Meeting of Young Researchers in Probability and Statistics 2012
As a satellite meeting of the 8th World Congress in Probability and Statistics, July 9-14, 2012, Istanbul, Pre-world-congress Meeting of Young Researchers in Probability and Statistics 2012 took place at Koç University. The local organizing committee consisted of Elvan Ceyhan, Mine Çağlar, Ayşe İnan, and Enes Özel. 50 young researchers from 21 countries, most of which are the developing counties, attended the meeting. Among the sponsors are the International Mathematical Union, the European Mathematical Society, the World Bank and the Bernoulli Society.

April 5, 2012

This summer, three of Koç University faculty (Mine Çağlar and Elvan Ceyhan in Department of Mathematics and Süleyman Özekici in Department of Industrial Engineering) will partake in the organization of a major event in probability and statistics. The eighth World Congress in Probability and Statistics will be in Istanbul from July 9 to 14, 2012. It is jointly organized by the Bernoulli Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Scheduled every four years, this meeting is a major worldwide event for statistics and probability, covering all its branches, including theoretical, methodological, applied and computational statistics and probability, and stochastic processes. It features the latest scientific developments in these fields.

For more information: http://www.worldcong2012.org/

March 22, 2012

American Physical Society Award to Prof. Özgür Müstecasplıoğlu.

March 7, 2012
APS outstanding referee recognition to Dr. Özgür Esat Müstecaplıoğlu

Dr. Özgür Esat Müstecaplıoğlu, Associate Professor of Physics, has been selected as one of the outstanding referees of the American Physical Society (APS) in 2012. The Outstanding Referee program expresses appreciation for the essential work that anonymous peer reviewers do for the APS journals (Physical Review Letters and Physical Review). In 2012, Dr. Müstecaplıoğlu was designated as one of the 149 outstanding referees, chosen from a pool of 60,000 active referees.

February 20, 2012

Masatoshi Gündüz İkeda Research Award to Kazim Büyükboduk

Dr. Kazim Büyükboduk, Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the College of Sciences, was awarded the 2012 Masatoshi Gündüz İkeda Research Award given by the Turkish Mathematics Foundation.

February 6, 2012
Alphan Sennaroğlu served as the General Chair of the 2012 Advanced Solid-State Photonics Conference organized by the Optical Society of America in San Diego, California, between January 29 and February 1, 2012.

December 16, 2011
Interview with Prof. A. Levent Demirel, Professor of Chemistry in the College of Sciences in Polymer Chemistry blog. Read more

December 14, 2011
UNESCO Chemistry Award to Özgür Birer

Dr. Özgür Birer, Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the College of Sciences, was awarded the “Chemistry in South East Europe” UNESCO Venice Office Grant during the UN International Year of Chemistry 2011

December 6, 2011
2011 EMBO grant to Nurhan Özlü

Dr. Nurhan Özlü, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics in the College of Sciences, was awarded the 2011 EMBO Installation grant given by the European Molecular Biology Organization

November 15, 2011
Election of Elvan Ceyhan to the International Statistical Institute (ISI)

Dr. Elvan Ceyhan, Associate Professor of Mathematics in the College of Sciences was elected as a member to the International Statistical Institute (ISI)

July 25, 2011
2011 TÜBİTAK-TWAS Award to Kaan Güven

Dr. Kaan Güven, Assistant Professor of Physics in the College of Sciences was awarded the TÜBİTAK-TWAS (Third World Academy of Sciences) Young Scientist Award in Physics

April 5, 2011
2011 L’ORÉAL Türkiye Award to Gülayşe İnce Dunn

Dr. Gülayşe İnce Dunn, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics in the College of Sciences was awarded the 2011 L’ORÉAL Türkiye Research Award for Young Women in Life Science

March 03, 2011
2011 TÜBA GEBİP Award to Menderes Işkın and Sinan Ünver

Dr. Menderes Işkın, Assistant Professor of Physics and Dr. Sinan Ünver, Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the College of Sciences, was awarded the 2011 TÜBA GEBI

December 9, 2010
2010 EMBO grant to Cory Dunn

Dr. Cory Dunn, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics in the College of Sciences , was awarded the 2010 EMBO Installation grant given by the European Molecular Biology Organization

December 8, 2010
2010 Parlar Science Encouragement Award to Barış Coşkunüzer

Dr. Barış Coşkunüzer, Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the College of Sciences was awarded the 2010 Science Encouragement Award from the Mustafa Parlar Foundation.

November 02, 2010
2010 FABED Distinguished Young Scientist Award to Kaan Güven

Dr. Kaan Güven, Assistant Professor of Physics in the College of Sciences was awarded the 2010 Distinguished Young Scientist Award from the Fevzi Akkaya Scientific Activities Support Fund