Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Faculty Members


Prof. Dr. Ali ÇOBAN


He is a 1967 graduate of the Physics Department of the University of Manchester, England. He also obtained his Degree of Ph.D. in 1971 from the same University. He was a Research Associate of the Physics Department. He then joint the Physics Department of the Karadeniz Technical University (KTÜ) in 1972. He was an associate proffesor in 1976. In the years 1982 to 1986, he was at the University of Bahreyn. Then, he joint the Center for the Applied Sciences (CAPS) at the Research Institute (RI) of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He was in the Research and Development Group of the Neutron Generator and The Tandetron Particle Accelerator. He developed NRA, PIGME and ERDA systems for the applied reseach using nuclear techniques and TOF system for the basic science research using neutron scattering. He has many published papers and conference proceedings in pure and applied sciences.


Mirzahan Hızal  

Prof. Dr. Eduge Mirzahan HIZAL


He is a 1969 graduate of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of the Middle East Technical University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1973 from the University of Manchester, England.
He was the Secretary of the Directorate of Science Fellowships and Grant Programmes of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). He was also the project advisor and project director of SAVTAK projects at TÜBİTAK. Prof. Dr. Mirzahan Hızal is the Director General of HIZAL High Voltage (HIZAL Yüksek Gerilim) Ltd.
He has been an academician at the METU since 1979.




Prof. Dr. Mehmet YÜCEER


Graduated from Middle East Technical University (METU) Electrical and Electronics Engineering department in 1996. Received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Syracuse University in 1999 and 2003 respectively. Between 1997 and 2004, he worked as teaching and research assistant in METU and Syracuse Universities. Since 2005, he has been teaching satellite communications and communication electronics courses in various universities in Ankara. He did post-doc. study in the University of Leeds with Prof. Ian Hunter on novel filter designs. He had started engineering career in Aselsan Microwave and System Technologies group in 1996 and has been working in industrial, defence, aerospace companies and academy since then. Recently, started working on electromagnetic railgun project which has been developed domestically. Areas of interest are, RF and microwave technologies in communication systems.


 Davut Kavranoğlu  

Prof. Dr. Davut KAVRANOĞLU


Prof. Kavranoğlu has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (1984). He has completed his masters in 1986 and PhD in 1989 at California Institute of Technology (Caltech, Pasadena, CA).
In 1989, he started at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals as an assistant professor and in 1993 became an associate professor. Between 1993 and 2007 he taught as an associate professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, at Beykent University and at Istanbul Commerce University. In 2009, he joined Yalova University as a professor in Computer Engineering. To date, Prof. Kavranoğlu has published many papers and articles. In August 2011, Prof. Kavranoğlu was appointed as the first deputy minister of Turkey.
In July 2015, Prof. Kavranoğlu was appointed Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of Turkish Republic. He is responsible for Science, Technology, Higher Education and Industry policies.


Assist. Prof. Dr. Osman DEMİRCİ


Dr. Osman Demirci is a 1986 graduate of the Electrical Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University, ITU. He obtained his M.S and Ph. D. Degrees from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institude in 1991 and 1995, respectively.
He has been Assistant Director of the General of TR Motor Power Systems in Ankara, Co-CEO of the Hanwha Kalyon Solar Energy Technologies in Ankara, He was the Director General and the Head of the Excecutive Committee of TETAŞ, Ankara. He was also the Adviser to the Ministry at ETKB, and Member of the Excecutive Committees of TEDAŞ and BİRECİK HES, AKFEN Holding, Ankara. He was also an Assistant to the Director of the Privatization Office in Ankara.
In U.S.A. He worked at American electric Power, Colombus, Siemens-Westinghouse in Pittsburgh-PA, Westinghouse, Orlando-FL, Plug Power LLC, Latham-NY and General Electric Coporate research and Development, Schenectedy-NY, University of Central Florida and at the OHIO State University as an adjunct Faculty. He has several published papers and patents in his field.


Research Assist. Orkun Can DİNÇER


Orkun Can Dinçer graduated from Ankara University, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2017. He started his M.S. studies in Ankara University, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2018. He completed his undergraduate project titled Design and Simulation of a Digital Communication System Using MATLAB Software. His research interests include digital signal processing, communication systems, machine learning, image processing and numerical analysis. For his M.S. thesis, he is currently working on Performance Comparison of Deep Learning and Machine Learning Methods in Automatic Modulation Classification.



Part-Time and Guest Faculty Members


Assist. Prof. Dr. Behçet M. SARIBATIR


He completed his BSc (1979), MSc (1982)and PhD (1985) studies on Control Systems, Electrical Mahine Design and Optimum Control of Wind Energy Systems at the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of METU. After working as a Design Engineer on Industrial Control Systems at the Military Electronics Industries (ASELSAN) and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), he worked as a Software Specialist Engineer at GEC and Honeywell companies in Australia. He is the Software Architect at PAVOTEK Company that designs and produces Industrial and Military Communication and Control Systems.


Assist. Prof. Dr. Okan Öner EKİZ


Dr. Okan Öner Ekiz has a bachelor degree (2008) in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU). Received his Masters and PhD degrees from National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM), Materials Science and Nanotechnology Department. During his PhD studies he discovered reversible electrochemical oxidation of Graphene and Graphene Oxide. His research studies were published in respected journals and cited repeatedly. He established Nanodev Scientific A.Ş.(2010) to use knowledge gained from research studies for industrialization of high-tech laboratory equipment’s. He has commercialized hard to reach devices like Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) and deliver them to important laboratories worldwide. His initiatives awarded multiple times and supported from several constitutions. Addition to his commercial activities, he organizes seminars for new entrepreneurs to transfer his experiences.