Department of Industrial Engineering (Turkish)

Faculty Members




Prof. Dr. Tahsin Erkan TÜRE

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He graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Mathematics in 1978. He studied at UC, Berkeley on a Fulbright scholarship, and received MA in Statistics (1980) and PhD in Theoretical Statistics (1982). After PhD, he worked at METU, Dept of Statistics from 1982 to 1986. Then he moved on to Yarmouk University in Jordan until fall 1987, from where he went to Sultan Qaboos University (Oman) to work as an assistant professor until 1994. He returned to Bilkent University’s College of Engineering, Dept of Industrial Engineering as an associate professor in 1994. In 1996 he became a full professor in Marmara University’s Faculty of Engineering. He was the Head of the Industrial Engineering Department, and the Quality Coordinator in the Engineering Faculty of Marmara University, which received European Quality Finalist Prize in the year 2000, the only higher education institute to receive such an award at that time. He was invited to be the Founding Rector of International University of Sarajevo from 2005 to 2008. Erkan Türe served the founding positions as the Provost and the Dean of the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Istanbul Şehir University, from August 2009 to September 2016. He established the engineering faculty, set up and directed the English Language School, and represented the university in many national organizations.In 2016, he took over as the Rector of International University of Sarajevo for a second time. He resigned in 2018 and returned home. His research interests are: Statistical design of experiments, quality management, and theory of statistics. During his part-time years in TÜSSİDE (TÜBİTAK) from 2000 to 2005, he was involved extensively in long-term strategic management, restructuring, self-assessment and process management projects with government organizations and private companies. He worked and taught in 11 universities in 5 countries. He taught courses in a broad spectrum from Mathematics and Statistics to Industrial Engineering.


Prof. Dr. İlhami KİZİROĞLU 

After completing his diploma education at Istanbul University, he received his Ph.D. from Ludwigs-Maximillian University(LMU) in Munich with the grade "With distinction "very good" and continued his academic career first at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, then he got a call as the founder and chair of the Department of Natural Sciences in German Language at the Faculty of Education, Hacettepe University, Ankara. He has worked as Head of Research Center, Dean of Faculty of Education, Hacettepe University; and Advisor to the Rector of Işık University, in İstanbul and Deputy Dean of Faculty of Engineering.He has published 235 research articles in Turkish and 150 in foreign languages, including 50 in SCI extended journals and 22 books, eight in foreign languages and 14 in Turkish. He has contributed two chapters in two international books.He was awarded "Outstanding Achievement in Science Award" by Hacettepe University Senate; he received "Henry Ford Environment Award" for "Manejman Planning of the Sultansazlığı" project; for his contributions to environmental science, he was awarded "Environmental Service Science Award" by Akdeniz University and "Science Award" by Ministry of Forestry and Water for research on wetland protection.He received "DAAD" and "Alexander von Humboldt" scholarships (AvH), one of the most prestigious science scholarships in Germany. He has worked and conductedscientific projects as a visiting professor at the University of Heidelberg, LMU, Technical University of Munich, Technical University of Braunschweig and Berlin.He was the president of the Association of AvH Scholars and he is the second chairman of the Turkish-German Cultural Advisory Council and visa president of the Association of Graduates of the Technical University of Berlin.


Prof. Dr. Yavuz CABBAR


Yavuz Cabbar graduated from Anadolu University as a chemical engineer (1982). He received his master's degree(1985) from the same university and his doctorate (1993) from Ankara University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at University of California at Davis (1994-1995). He received the title of Associate Professor in the science of process and reactor design (1996). He taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Hacettepe and Gazi universities. He began his working life as Deputy Inspector of Labour in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and rose to Inspector of Labour (1984-1992). Later, Ministry of Environment Inspectorate (1992-1994), Chief Inspector (1994-1997), Vice Chairman of Inspection Board (1995-1997), General Directorate of Environmental Impact Assessment and planning (1997-1999; Turkish Sugar Factories A.P. He served as General Manager and Chairman of the Board of Directors (2000-2001); member of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Standards Institute (2001-2003). From February October 2001 to October 2011, he served as deputy undersecretary in the Ministry of Industry and trade. May 2003 May 2006, as well as deputy undersecretary of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Accreditation Agency (TURKAK) and 2010-2011, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Patent Institute. Since October February 2011, he has been the General Secretary of the Ankara Chamber of Industry (Aso), and in February 2021 he became a professor at the Faculty of Engineering of OSTIM Technical University. His fields of study are mathematical modeling, simulation, process control and risk analysis. He is married and has 2 children.




Prof. Dr. Jehad ALZABUT


Prof. Jehad Alzabut received his undergraduate degree from Middle East Technical University (METU) Science and Mathematics Department in 1997. He completed his master's degree in the same department in 1999 with the thesis "Oscillation of delayed impulsive differential equations". He received his Ph.D. degree from METU Mathematics Department in 2004 with his work on “Periodic solutions and stability of delayed impulsive differential equations”. Between 2002 and 2007, he worked as a lecturer-assistant professor at Çankaya University. Since 2007, Prof. Alzabut has been working in the Department of Mathematics and General Sciences at Prince Sultan University in Saudi Arabia. Prof. Jehad Alzabut became associate professor in 2009 and professor in 2014.

Prof. Alzabut served as the Head of the Department of Mathematics and General Sciences at Prince Sultan University between 2017-2020. In 2015, he became a Higher Education Fellow at the Academy of Higher Education-United Kingdom-FHEA and received the "Professional Teaching-Learning Standards Framework" certification. Prof. Albabut has received several teaching awards throughout his career. Prof. Alzabut focused on differential equations and their applications and achieved outstanding success by publishing more than 220 scientific articles in world-renowned journals. He has also won many awards and funds, such as the best researcher. These articles he published attracted the attention of many scientists in the international arena and were used in his research by Prof. Alzabut has received a high number of citations. Prof.Alzabut has served as a referee in many scientific journals and still works as the editor of some scientific journals. Prof. Alzabut was selected from the list representing the top 2 percent of the most cited scientists in the world. This study, directed by Stanford University, was conducted using research publications until the end of 2020 and provides standardized information on citations, h-index, citations to articles in different authoring positions.



Assist. Prof. Dr. Settar MUŞTU


Dr. Settar MUŞTU was born in 1982 in Gaziantep. He graduated from Industrial Engineering Department of Dokuz Eylül University in 2004. Between 2005 and 2007, he was the Quality Management Chief at Gülsan Holding A.Ş. which is a leading textile company in various product groups. He changed the sector and worked as a Production Engineer between 2007-2009, Manufacturing Manager between 2009-2015 and Factory Manager between 2015-2020 at ŞDL Zincir, which is also a leader in its field. During this period, he received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Industrial Engineering Department of Kırıkkale University in 2013 and 2020 respectively. Areas of interest are; scheduling, meta-heuristic algorithms, optimization algorithms, mathematical modeling and computational complexity.



Assist. Prof. Dr. Mehmet PINARBAŞI


He completed his bachelor's and Master's degrees in the Department of Industrial Engineering of Kırıkkale University in 2008 and 2010. Mehmet Pınarbaşı completed his PhD in Industrial Engineering at Gazi University in 2015. He served as a research assistant from 2010 to 2016. Dr. Pınarbaşı has worked as a management consultant in many companies, especially in modeling production systems. During his career, he worked as a researcher and consultant on projects carried out in various institutions, especially TUBITAK and KOSGEB. His academic interests are mainly modeling and optimization of production systems, assembly line balancing, queuing networks, constraint programming and simulation. In addition to these issues, he has also worked on many optimization problems. Dr. Pınarbaşı has published in many international journals, including international production Research, Engineering Optimization, Soft Computing, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Journal of Cleaner Production. Additionally, Dr. Pınarbaşı has a large number of papers presented at various international and national conferences and printed in paper books. He has served as a referee in many national and international journals. Pınarbaşı was also entitled to receive a domestic Doctoral Scholarship by TUBITAK. He speaks English well.


Assist. Prof. Dr. Şehla Eminoğlu


She graduated from Yuzuncu Yıl University, Department of Mathematics, in 2004. Between 2005 and 2009, she received a combined undergraduate and graduate education from  Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Vienna and wrote her master's thesis on compact operators. In 2010, the equivalence of mathematics undergraduate and graduate education was accepted by YOK. Between 2013 and 2018, she completed her Ph.D. degree by her study on Fuzzy Vector Metric Spaces in the Department of Mathematics at Gazi University. In 2019-2021 period, she taught various courses as a part-time lecturer at Ostim Technical University. Her areas of interest are Fuzzy sets, Fuzzy metric spaces, Positive operators and Riesz spaces and she has indexed articles and papers on these fields. She speaks English and German.



Research Assist. Sema ÇİFTÇİ


Sema Çiftçi received her undergraduate degree from Sakarya University Industrial Engineering Department in 2018. In her undergraduate education, she took part in a project titled "Rapid mold change from lean production techniques and its application in a Pvc Factory" in a special factory. In the scope of her undergraduate thesis, she completed her undergraduate education with the work entitled "Establishment and Application of Stock Control System in a Factory Producing Pvc". In 2018, Kırıkkale University Graduate School of natural and Applied Sciences started graduate education in Industrial Engineering department. She completed her master's degree in 2021 with her thesis entitled  "Planning of Health Resources After Earthquake with Optimization Approach". As of 2021, she started her doctoral education in the Department of Industrial Engineering (100% English) of the Institute of natural and Applied Sciences of Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University.

Her research and interests are operations research, simulation, optimization, fuzzy logic, lean manufacturing techniques.



Part-Time and Guest Faculty Members


Lecturer Saip Eren YILMAZ


Saip Eren Yılmaz is currently in Stanley Black & Decker’s CoE for Industry 4.0 as Director of Industry 4.0 Innovation. Prior to joining SBD, Eren took various leadership roles in management consulting, home appliances, aerospace and automotive industries with a focus on R&D effectiveness, innovation, digital transformation and technology.  Eren received various awards in innovation and büyük veri and completed a successful turnaround as a COO. Eren earned his MBA in Technology management from ESMT in Germany and has a BSc degree in Industrial Engineering from Gazi University. He is an active CSSBB, CMA, PMP and serves in the advisory council of IISE. Eren is taking part in an NSF program as a principal researcher for a new artificial intelligence technology.