Volume 13, Number 13
12 December

You are here

This Week

We appreciate feedback from our readers
Browse through the collecton of older issues

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Celebrated TÜBİTAK and IEEE Awards

Professor Ekmel Özbay of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and the Department of Physics, and Professor Ergin Atalar of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering are the two winners of the prestigious TÜBİTAK Science Awards of 2006. The Science Award is the highest scientific award given by TÜBİTAK every year. This year it was given to five Turkish scientists around the world in all areas of science.

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering celebrated these TÜBİTAK Science Awards, along with Professor Abdullah Atalar’s becoming an IEEE Fellow. The celebration took place in the Engineering Building with participation from faculty members, families, university officials, students and guests. Rector Prof. Ali Doğramacı, in his speech, noted that electricity glows, like the members of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. However, he emphasized that we need to publicize these excellent accomplishments more vigorously. He also noted that these celebrations are very useful for him, because through informal chats he gains a better understanding of the technical contributions of our valued professors.

Chair of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Prof. Ayhan Altıntaş presented information about the Department's achievements. He noted that in addition to IEEE and TÜBİTAK Science Awards, in the year 2006, Assist. Prof. Hilmi Volkan Demir had won one of TÜBA (Turkish Academy of Sciences) Young Scientist Awards, and Assist. Prof. Özgür Aktaş had just won the Research and Encouragement Award from the Prof. Mustafa N. Parlar Foundation.

A Streetcar Named Desire Is on Stage

The senior students in the department of Performing Arts at the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts are staging the play Arzu Tramvayı (A Streetcar Named Desire) December 15, 22 and 29 at the Bilkent Theater Hall. The famous American playwright Tennessee Williams wrote A Streetcar Named Desire and the play brought Williams a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. The play highlights the cultural clash between two symbolic characters, Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski, and points out conflicts between concepts such as reality versus illusion and feminine versus masculine. BilkentNews interviewed the director of the play, Tsotne Nakashidze, to learn more about the production of the play.

Bilkent News Interactive is best viewed by 800x600 resolution.

You can send comments, questions, etc. about Bilkent News Interactive by clicking this link.

GRA Graduate Part of Epica Award Winning Team

Can Pehlivanlı, a Bilkent graduate of the Graphic Design Department (GRA/02’), worked as the Art Director for a team of designers that have been awarded a silver medal for their entry in this year's Epica Awards in the Public Interest category. The team's award-winning work is print media designed for the World Wildlife Federation.

The Epica Awards, now in their 20th year, are Europe's premier creative awards and are given in encouragement of the highest standard of creativity in European advertising. Epica winners receive widespread media coverage throughout Europe and a selection of the best entries is published each year in the Epica Book, a unique record of Europe's most outstanding creative work. In addition, all material entered in the competition will be donated to the permanent collection of the Musée de la Publicité in the Palais du Louvre.

The 2006 awards ceremony will be held in Stockholm. The Bilkent News congratulate Can Pehlivanlı for his achievement.

Prof. Özbay Becomes
Editor of a
Nanotechnology Journal

Bilkent University Nanotechnology Research Center Director Prof. Ekmel Özbay has recently been appointed as an Editor for a nanotechnology journal: Photonics and Nanostructures - Fundamentals and Applications.

Photonics and Nanostructures - Fundamentals and Applications establishes a dedicated channel for physicists, material scientists, chemists, engineers and computer scientists who are interested in nanotechnology with a special emphasis on nanophotonics.(continues)

Nasuh Mahruki: A Leader Since His Years at Bilkent

Nasuh Mahruki, the founder of AKUT (Arama Kurtarma Derneği / Search and Rescue Organization), and a 1992 graduate of Bilkent's management department, visited Bilkent to motivate Bilkent students about leadership at a conference organized by Mühendislik Topluluğu. As a student at Bilkent, Nasuh joined DOST (Mountaineering and Nature Sports Club), and served as the president of the club for three years. After graduation he climbed several mountains including K2, an 8611-meter mountain in Asia, the summit of which only a few climbers have succeeded in reaching due to the perils involved in the climb. Bilkent News interviewed Nasuh Mahruki about his career.(continues)

Also in this issue:

Bilkent News Welcomes Feedback From Readers.
This newsletter will print letters received from readers.
Please submit your letters to bilnews@bilkent.edu.tr
or to the Communications Unit, Engineering Building, room EG-23, ext. 1487.
The Editorial Board will review the letters and print according to available space.

Web Tasarımı