Five Bilkent faculty members have received Distinguished Young Scientist (BAGEP) awards for 2021. The awards are given by the Science Academy Association (Bilim Akademisi Derneği), established in 2011 “to promote, practice and uphold the principles of scientific merit, freedom and integrity.” The objective of the BAGEP program is to recognize highly promising young scientists and assist them in furthering their investigations.The Bilkent awardees are: Asst. Prof. Serkan Belkaya (Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics); Asst. Prof. Fatih İnci (Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, UNAM); Asst. Prof. Serkan Kasırga (Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, UNAM); Asst. Prof. Ayşe Selin Kocaman (Department of Industrial Engineering); and Asst. Prof. Halil Okur (Department of Chemistry and Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, UNAM).
A ceremony to honor the awardees was postponed to a later date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.