UNAM researchers Asst. Prof. Engin Durgun and Res. Asst. Prof. Urartu Özgür Şafak Şeker are recipients of FABED Eser Tümen Outstanding Young Scientist Awards for 2015 in the fields of physics and biology. Granted each year to researchers under the age of 40 who have chosen to establish their careers in Turkey, the Eser Tümen awards recognize mid-career scientists who have made major contributions to the country’s academic prowess.
Dr. Durgun won the award for his research in the area of 2-dimensional materials, cement reactivity and cyclodextrin inclusion complexes, while Dr. Şeker received his award for his contributions to synthetic biology-enabled systems and bionanotechnology.