Sondan  Durukanoğlu Feyiz

President’s Office


    BSc in Physics, University of Istanbul (1989)
    MSc in Physics, University of Wisconsin (1992)
    PhD in Physics, Kansas State University (1999)

Work Experience

    Vice President, Sabanci University (2011-Present)
    Professor of Physics, FENS, Sabanci University (2011-Present)
    Associate Professor of Physics, FENS, Sabanci University (2010-2011)
    Senior Researcher, Feza Gursey Research Insitute (2009-2010)
    Visiting Associate Professor of Physics, MIT (2007-2009)
    Assistant and Associate Professor of Physics, ITU (2000-2010)

Areas of Interest

  • Mechanical, Tehrmodynamic, Electronic, and Structural Properties of Metal Nanowires and Nanotubes.
  • Characteristics of Growth at nanoscale at Metal Surfaces; Structural and Vibrational Properties of Metal Surfaces.
  • Properties of Quasicrystal Materials and Development of Model Potentials for Quasicrystals.
  • Statistical Modeling of Human Immune System; Differantiation of T cells at the Thymus.


  • American Physical Society


  • Properties of Nanostructured Quasicrystal Materials – ITU Research Foundation  2010
  • TUBA University Textbook Writing and Translation Award – TUBA  2010
  • Statistical and Computational Modeling of the Immune System – TUBITAK-BIDEP  2008
  • Single and Many Atom-Diffusions at Ag(111) Surface – ITU Research Foundation  2006
  • Structural Properties and Single Atom Diffusion at Metal Stepped Surfaces – ITU Research Foundation  2000
  • Graduate Fellowship – The Ministry of Education of Turkey  1990