Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Turkish)

Faculty Members

Mirzahan Hızal  

Prof. Dr. Eduge Mirzahan HIZAL

E-Mail: [email protected]

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. İsmail AVCIBAŞ (Chair)

E-Mail: [email protected]

İsmail Avcıbaş was born in Ankara, Turkey. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the department of Electronics Engineering, Uludağ University, Bursa, Turkey in 1992 and 1994 respectively. He received Ph.D. degree from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering department, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey, in 2001. With a scholarship from The Scientific Council of Turkey, TÜBITAK, he carried out research on image compression and steganalysis in the Department of Computer and Information Science, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY, in 1999–2000. Before joining OSTİM Technical University, he worked as an academic staff at various universities in Turkey.

Dr. Avcıbaş’s research interests are in the broad area of information forensics and security. He pioneered the development of universal steganalysis techniques. His work on steganalysis was supported by Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), NSF and TÜBITAK. He developed techniques for multimedia source identification and manipulation detection. His works on multimedia forensics have been supported by several TÜBITAK research projects.


Prof. Dr. Yalçın Ata

E-Mail: [email protected]

He is a 1998 graduate of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of the Karadeniz Technical University. He received his M. Sc. From Gebze Technical University in 2000 and Ph. D. From Gazi University in 2010.

Between 1999 and 2001, he worked as a project engineer responsible for transmission and SCADA systems at the Istanbul Metro Company. After completing military service, he served as a project engineer at METU Technopark in 2003. Between 2004 and 2020, he worked as a senior researcher, chief researcher and deputy director at both TUBITAK Defence Industries Research and Development Institute (SAGE) and TUBITAK Space Technologies Research Institute (UZAY) respectively. He took part in many defense and space projects as both employee and technical leader. He has been a board member of TUBITAK UZAY and DeltaV Space Technologies Co., and executive board member of strategic projects under Defense Undersecretary for 3 years. He became an Associate Professor in 2017. He served as a referee in TUBITAK Projects, academic journals and congresses. His research areas include optical communication, propagation in atmospheric and oceanic turbulence, modulation techniques and infrared detection. He has many published papers in his field.

Prof. Dr. Sinan KIVRAK

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Sinan Kivrak graduated from Kayseri Erciyes University Electronics Engineering Department in 1996. He completed his master's degree in Denizli Pamukkale University Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2000. In 2008, he completed his doctoral study on "COMPREHENSIVE DESING FOR CONTROLLING AND MODELLING OF AN OFF-GRID PV SYSTEM AT MAXIMUM POWER OUTPUT" at Izmir Dokuz Eylul University Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Solar Energy, Solar Tracking Systems, Battery and Battery Control Systems, Unmanned Aerial and Land Vehicles, Electric Motors and Motor Drivers, Weapon and Shooting Systems, High Voltage Cable Test Systems, Prosthesis and Prosthesis Sensors, Embedded Systems and Applications, Power Electronics Applications, He has studies on many subjects such as Transformer Design Analysis, Parachute Activation Systems, Electric Vehicles, and inventions that have become commercial products as a result of these studies. In 2012, the fast alternator and test unit of the SOM missile were designed and manufactured within the scope of GAYDA Engineering Energy Company, founded by Kıvrak. He has articles in many national and international journals on his study subjects. Known for his inventions and patents, Sinan Kivrak is stillworks as a Professor Dr. at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Ankara Ostim Technical University.

Davut Kavranoğlu  

Prof. Dr. Davut KAVRANOĞLU

E-Mail: [email protected]

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.

Prof. Dr. Vlodymr Yurchenko

E-Mail: [email protected]

Vlodymr Yurchenko received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in 1980 and 1984, respectively, from the Kharkov Polytechnical Institute (KhPI), Kharkov, U.S.S.R. (currently, National Technical University "KhPI", Kharkiv, Ukraine) and D.Sc. degree in Physics and Mathematics in 1994 from the A.~I.~Usikov Institute for Radiophysics and Electronics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (IRE NASU), Kharkiv, Ukraine. He held research and teaching positions at the NTU "KhPI" and IRE NASU in the U.S.S.R. and Ukraine, Bilkent University in Turkey, National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM) in Ireland, and, within the TUBITAK-EU Co-Funded Brain Circulation Scheme and TUBITAK-BIDEB Programs, at the Engitek Engineering Technologies Ltd, Gazi University, and Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey. At the NUIM, he developed a unique ultra-fast electromagnetic simulation software for the advanced physical optics modeling of the dual-reflector sub-mm-wave telescope on the ESA Planck Surveyor for the Cosmic Microwave Background mapping. He is a co-recipient of the 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize ( as a Team Member of the ESA Planck project. His interests include solid-state physics, semiconductor theory, electronic devices, hot-electron transport, plasma and instabilities, microwave generation, THz technology, physical optics, mm-wave photonics, wave propagation, and antenna simulations.


Assist. Prof. Dr. Erol DUYMAZ

E-Mail: [email protected]

Graduated from Dokuz Eylul University, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He received his master's degree from Old Dominion University/USA and PhD from Istanbul Technical University. He worked in research areas such as watermarking, SLAM-estimation under uncertainty, inertial sensors. His studies contiues in health and defense sectors’ projects. Circuit Theory, Numerical Design, Engineering Mathematics and Differential Equations are among the courses he teaches.


Assist. Prof. Dr. Sinan Küfeoglu

E-Mail: [email protected]

Dr. Sinan Küfeoglu worked as a Research Associate at the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. In addition, he continues the project titled "Digitalization in the Energy Sector: Digital Solutions and New Business Models" as an International Leading Researcher with the support of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. He was an adviser at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), CIFAL Istanbul, for integrating United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into university education.

Dr. Küfeoglu completed his D.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering at Aalto University, Finland in 2015 and 2011 respectively. He got his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey in 2009. His research interests include energy futures, sustainable development, energy economics and technology policy.


Assist. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin KÖSE

E-Mail: [email protected]

After graduating from Gazi University, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2009, he started to work as a research and devolopment engineer for a power electronic company. He completed Master and Ph.D education at Gazi University under the leadership of Prof. M. Timur AYDEMİR between 2009-2020, while he worked as R&D manager of OES/PMI company. In this long periode, he had best experiences in power electronic area. He has good knowledge to design and carry out high powered power electronic products like rectifiers, inverters, ups, switched converters. Nowadays, he has his own power electronic company established in june 2021. He is working on power electronic technologies, especially on power electronic converters. KÖSE, who also works as a part-time lecturer, currently teaches at OSTİM Technical University. KÖSE has more than 10 academic studies including national and international research thesis, articles, papers, supported projects.


Research Assist. Ruhi Zafer Çağlayan

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He graduated from Gazi University, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (English) in 2021. He completed his license in Power Systems and High Voltage Technology, Power Electronics packages. He done his graduation project on renewable energy source and power bank. He completed his graduation project under the supervision of Associate professor Bünyamin Tamyürek. In 2021, he started his education in Gazi University Electrical and Electronics Engineering Master's program with Thesis in English. His Master Thesis is been working on Power Electronics under the supervision of Doctor Korhan Kayışlı. Areas of interest: Renewable Energy Sources, Converter Circuits DC/DC Converters, DC/AC inverters.

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