About Me

I am an instructor at Sabancı University in Istanbul, Turkey.  I teach and coordinate the Science of Nature Courses for freshman students.

Area of interests

Observational high-energy astrophysics (gamma-ray bursts, soft-gamma repeaters, gamma-ray spectroscopy), STEM education



2009- present: Instructor, Sabancı University

2006-2008: IB Physics instructor, TEV İnanç Türkeş High School

2005-2008: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Universities Space Research Association, USA

2001-2005: Graduate Research Assistant, Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Group, University of Alabama in Huntsville


Academic Degrees

2017: YÖK Associate Professor (Doçent)

Ph.D. Astrophysics, University of Alabama in Huntsville

M.S. Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville

B.S. (Summa Cum Laude) Physics and Astronomy, Youngstown State University


Recent Funded Projects

  • “Deep Search for and Investigation of Untriggered Gamma-Ray Transient Events Using Fermi/GBM Data” (PI, funded by TÜBİTAK, 2019-2022)
  • “Adaptation of ‘Preparing Future Faculty’ Program for the Turkish University Context” (Co-I, funded by U.S. Embassy in Turkey, 2018-2021)
  • “Search for and Detailed Investigation of Gamma-Ray Bursts with Extended Emission” (Co-I, funded by TÜBİTAK, 2020-2022)
  • “Long-term X-ray Emission Properties of Magnetars”  (Co-I, funded by TÜBİTAK, 2016-2018)
  • “Spectral and Temporal Characterization of Magnetar Bursts” (PI, funded by TÜBİTAK, 2013-2015)


Seminars, Workshops, Teacher Training Programs


List of Publications

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1861-5703

Please click here (for publications in 2009 and later)
For pre-2009 publication list, please click here