ABOUT ME

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants. ”

- Isaac Newton-

WORK EXPERIENCE

I have been involved in the analysis of the Fermi-LAT data associated with supernova remnants (SNRs) and molecular clouds (MCs). Recently, I became a member of ATHENA and SWGO collaborations, where I am planning be more active. I have also been teaching at Middle East Technical University since 2018.

From 2012 to 2021, I worked as a chief researcher at TUBITAK Space Technologies Research Institute, Ankara/Turkey, where I worked as a member of the Reliability, Safety and Radiation group. Between 2010 and 2012, I worked at Bogazici University Physics Department, where my research focused on SNRs interacting with MCs using Fermi-LAT data and archival data of various X-ray satellites (e.g. Chandra). From 2008 to 2010, I was as a research associate at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, where I worked on mapping all of the molecular clouds at high latitudes using the 1.2 meter millimeter-wave telescope (called 'Mini'). I have been an associate member of the VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) collaboration since the end of my postdoc period (2005-2008) at VERITAS. I also worked in another imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescope (IACT) experiment located in the Southern Hemisphere, H.E.S.S. (High Energy Stereoscopic System), as a Ph.D. (completed in 2005 at Humboldt University of Berlin in Germany).

EDUCATION

RESEARCH AREAS

Gamma-ray & Radio Astronomy

2001 - 2005

Humboldt University of Berlin,

Physics Department

Ph.D. 

Multi-wavelength Studies of Cosmic Ray Sources

Effects of Space Radiation on Satellites

1997 - 2000

Middle East Technical University,

Physics Department

M.Sc.

1993 - 1997

Middle East Technical University,

Physics Department

B.Sc. (Major)

1994 - 1997

Middle East Technical University,

Biology Department

B.Sc. (Minor)