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

- Isaac Newton-


Currently, I am working as a senior researcher in the Astronomy and Physics Department of Michigan State University (MSU). My research here is related to the analysis of HAWC data from novae. I am also a member of ATHENA and SWGO collaborations. 

Previously, I taught Stellar Astrophysics and High-energy Astrophysics at the Middle East Technical University (METU) Physics Department, Ankara/Turkey from 2018 to 2021 as an adjunct faculty. From 2021 to 2023, I taught General Physics at the Northern Cyprus Campus of Middle East Technical University (METU NCC) as an associate professor. During this period, I continued my research about the analysis of the Fermi-LAT data associated with supernova remnants (SNRs) and molecular clouds (MCs), while contributing to SWGO. 

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).



Gamma-ray & Radio Astronomy

2001 - 2005

Humboldt University of Berlin,

Physics Department


Multi-wavelength Studies of Cosmic Ray Sources

Effects of Space Radiation on Satellites

1997 - 2000

Middle East Technical University,

Physics Department


1993 - 1997

Middle East Technical University,

Physics Department

B.Sc. (Major)

1994 - 1997

Middle East Technical University,

Biology Department

B.Sc. (Minor)

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