Nine Bilkent faculty members were among the individuals receiving this year’s Distinguished Young Scientist (BAGEP) awards. The awards were presented at a ceremony held on April 27 at Hacettepe University’s Mehmet Akif Ersoy Hall.
The Bilkent awardees are Asst. Prof. Yasemin Afacan, Department of Interior Architecture and Design; Asst. Prof. Hüseyin Can Aksoy, Faculty of Law; Asst. Prof. Tolga Çukur, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering; Dr. Ayça Arslan Ergül, Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, UNAM; Asst. Prof. Serkan İsmail Göktuna, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics; Asst. Prof. Selim Hanay, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Assoc. Prof. Coşkun Kocabaş, Department of Physics; Asst. Prof. Ayşe Begüm Tekinay, Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, UNAM; and Asst. Prof. Yıldıray Yıldız, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
The award recipients also included Bilkent graduates Asst. Prof. Aylin Aydın Çakır, Asst. Prof. Halil Mecit Öztop, Asst. Prof. Mehmet Cengiz Onbaşlı, Dr. Nurhan Özlü, Assoc. Prof. Olcay Coşkun and Assoc. Prof. Öncü Hazır. Bilkent faculty and graduates thus made up 15 of the 42 recipients this year.