About Me

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

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)

2005: Ph.D. Astrophysics, University of Alabama in Huntsville

2002: M.S. Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville

2000: 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)
  • “High Time Resolution Investigations of Magnetar Bursts” (Co-I, funded by TÜBİTAK, 2021-2024)
  • “Adaptation of ‘Preparing Future Faculty’ Program for the Turkish University Context” (Co-I, funded by U.S. Embassy in Turkey, 2019-2022)
  • “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, Certificates


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


Download my CV (updated in 2022)

PEERS (Promoting Excellence in Education & Resource Sharing) Initiative Leader

Contact: yuki@sabanciuniv.edu