Professor e-mail:
Department of Physics   map +90 (312) 290 1316
Bilkent University
06800 Bilkent, Ankara Turkey Office: SA-228
ORCID iD iconhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9377-9962


Born:Izmit, 1950
B.S.: 1971, Middle East Technical University (EE)
Ph.D.:1976, Brown University (Physics)

1976-1978: Temple University, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
1979-1985: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
1985-1987: Temple University, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
1987-Present: Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
1996-Present: Elected Member (associate until '98, honorary since '17) of Turkish Academy of Sciences
1991-1996: Associate member of ICTP, Trieste
Neşe (Late Professor of Computer Engineering, METU)
Barış & Yeşim (Senior Lecturers, Univ. Bath - School of Management)
Ateş & Pınar (Yalabık Műhendislik)

Research Interests

Non-equilibrium systems
Simulations of quantum mesoscopic systems
Quantum dissipation
Phase transitions and critical phenomena

Some publications

Administrative Functions

February 2001 - March 2014 Associate Provost
1990 - 1992   and 1997 - 2001: Department Chair
1992 - 1999: University Senate


My office hours for this semester are Fridays, 12:30 - 13:30, in my office at SA228.
You can come anytime to ask questions, provided I am not busy with something else - just call 1316 to check.
I may be also available for discussions thru Zoom. Send me an email at to arrange a meeting.

Fall 2022 courses:
Phys 552 Statistical Mechanics
Phys 315 Electromagnetic Theory I
Phys 120 Freshman Orientation
Senior Project topics
Study of Quantum Dissipation
Study of spatio-temporal correlations in a self-organized critical system (Fatma Nur Kılınç)
Study of correlations in a neural network (Nurbanu Çakır)

Previously taught courses