Faculty of Architecture and Design

Faculty Members


Prof. Dr. Serhan DAĞTAŞ


Prof.Dr. Serhan Dağtaş has 28 years of experience in university, private and public sectors. Dağtaş completed Izmir Science High School in 1987 and Bilkent University Electrical and Electronics Engineering program in 1991. Fulbright within the framework of the program entitled to go to the United States. Dağtaş received his master's (1994) and doctoral (1998) degrees from Purdue University. After completing his doctorate education, he worked in research and development units of leading technology companies such as SIEMENS and PHILIPS. Dağtaş worked at the universities of Arkansas in the United States and Waterloo in Canada. In 2010, he became a professor. Dağtaş spent a year as a chief researcher at SAP research center. In 2011-2012 period, with permission from the university (sabbatical) TUBITAK Marmara Research Center, Professor. Dağtaş served as vice president and director of the Energy Institute. In addition to electronic engineering and information sciences where he is specialized, he has also worked on R & D strategies, technology management, innovation and commercialization. Dağtaş has 12 patents which are accepted outside the international publications and declarations.



Prof. Dr. Mustafa Yılmaz KILINÇ

E-mail: mustafayilmaz.kilinc@ostimteknik.edu.tr

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Yılmaz Kılınç   after he has been graduated with M.S and PhD. (Civil Engineering) from Colorado State University, U.S.A has been appointed as faculty member of Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Division, Water Resources Engineering for 20 years at METU, between 1973- 1993. Beside at DPU, KKU and HKU (Hasan Kalyoncu University), he had served as Head of Civil Engineering Department and Dean of Architecture and Engineering faculty. With permission of METU he had been recruited as UNESCO Expert of U.N and UNDPI Nigeria, Kaduna (1982- 1984) in his field of Water Resources Engineering. In 1985 he had been hired in Higher Education Council- Word Bank Instructor Training project. He had also thought and carried out a project about on Engineering Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering. He had enough national and international publications.  At the U.S.A literature he has “KILINC Equations”.  He had given several conferences and seminars in the field of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering. He was a chairman of University Entrance Exam in Ankara(1979- 1981)


Assist. Prof. Dr. Nurgül İNAN

E-Mail: nurgul.inan@ostimteknik.edu.tr

She received her B.S. degree from Architectural Faculty at Istanbul Technical University in 1986. She has worked for several architectural offices, building sites and a factory during her business life. She has received her MSc and PhD degrees from Architectural department at Gazi University. In addition to her professional business life, she gave several courses for 10 years as a part-time lecturer at Gazi University. Inan has published several articles, one of them is included as a chapter in a book, in many scientific journals and has presented papers in many symposiums and congress. She is interested in computer aided design, earthquake-proof building design, kinetic design, ecological architecture and design for disabled people. Inan also prepares audiobooks for visually impaired people in the National Library.


Assist. Prof. Dr. Dilara Gökçen AKÇAY PAÇ 

E-Mail: gokcen.akcaypac@ostimteknik.edu.tr

She received the bachelor degree of architecture in 2010 from Gazi University  Department of Architecture. She graduated from the master degree program of Restoration and Preservation Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University with the thesis entitled Studying Traditional Urban Texture Of City Of Tokat Within The Context Of Preservation: Halit Street, Bey Street, Beyhamam Street” in 2013. She completed her PhD at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Architectural Design Issues PhD Program with the thesis entitled “A Study On The Architectural Space In Terms Of Meaning And Subject Relationship” in 2020. She worked as a research assistant in the Amasya University, Faculty of Architecture from 2010 to 2011 and also Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Architecture from 2011 to 2020. She continues her academic studies by focusing on the field of architecture theory and discourse, and makes researches on the interdisciplinary ways of architectural knowledge in literary meaning.


Assist. Prof. Dr. İlkay Dinç UYAROĞLU

E-mail: ilkay.dincuyaroglu@ostimteknik.edu.tr

She received B.Arch. degree (2004) being awarded first-class honors from Selçuk University. She earned M.Arch. degree on architectural design of community-based/inclusive rehabilitation centres in the Department of Architecture, Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2008. In the same department, she received her Ph.D. degree in 2015 with his dissertation on inclusive university campus design. During her graduation studies, she had worked as a research and teaching assistant in the Department of Architecture, METU where she worked for teaching architectural design, practice and theory courses and research projects. Between 2016 and 2020, she conducted theoretical and applied courses on architectural design, interior architectural design, inclusive / universal design, disability policy, sustainable design, and urban perception at Atılım University and Başkent University. Her current research fields are architectural education, interior architecture and environmental design education, inclusive/universal design, cinema and disability, refugee and accommodation.



Assist. Prof. Dr. Gizem Kuçak Toprak

She received B.Arch. degree (2009) being awarded first-class honors from Karabuk University Department of Architecture. She earned M.Arch. degree on Architecture Competitions in the Department of Architecture, Gazi University. In the same department, she received her Ph.D. degree in 2020 with new building designs in historic cities. After having the opportunity to work in different sectors and fields, she continued her academic studies as a research assistant (2013-2016), lecturer (2016-2020) and Assistant of Professor (2020-2021) in Atılım University Department of Architecture between 2013-2021. She served as a lecturer in architectural project, basic design, architectural expression techniques courses. In line with her research on the relationship between science fiction and architecture; her research on learning architecture by experience, she opened and conducted Science Fiction and Architecture and Architectural Researches Insitu courses. She has served as a thesis monitoring committee membership, thesis qualification, thesis defense, seminar jury membership in master's and doctoral theses and referee some journals. She is interested in new building designs in historical cities, architecture competitions, architecture design, architecture education, architectural researches insitu, science fiction and architecture and the future of space. 


    Assist. Prof. Dr.  Kevser ÇELTİK ŞAHLAN

E-mail: kevser.celtiksahlan@ostimteknik.edu.tr

She completed her undergraduate degree at the Department of Architecture of Faculty of Architecture of Gazi University, in 2001. She got her master’s degree in 2007 with her thesis titled, “The Role of ‘KUDEB’ in the Local Autorities in the Maintenance and Simple Repair Processes of Cultural Heritage, Case Study: Sivrihisar”, in Conservation of Cultural Heritage (Restoration) Program of the Department of Artchitecture of the METU (Middle East Technical University). As the founding partner of “Artı Bir Proje Grubu” architecture firm, she successfully completed the restoration projects of important buildings in Turkey, landscaping and street rehabilitation projects in the field of architectural preservation and restoration between 2007-2011. Furthermore, she also worked as the site supervisor in the project of restoration of historical structures of the General Directorate of Foundations and the Ministry of National Defense between 2008 and 2019. She served in the implementation of public, private and European Union projects as a project manager in leading companies in the furniture industry between 2011-2021. She got her Ph.D. in 2018 with her thesis titled as “The Reflection of Inhouse Textile Production to Space in 19th and 20th century Ottoman Socıety: Tradıtıonal Isparta Houses” which she completed in the Ph.D. Program of the Department of Architecture of Gazi University. She has scientific research on the protection of cultural heritage structures and historical environments and creating self-sufficient spaces in terms of energy. Protection of historical cities and cultural heritage, organizing interiors, energy efficient space production, space and production relations, furniture development and design are among her areas of interest. Her primary goal is to combine her private sector experience and academic competence to carry out qualified scientific and academic studies and contribute to training the manpower needed by the industry.

    Assist. Prof. Zeliha Şahin Çağlı

Dr. Zeliha Şahin Çağlı works as a full-time Faculty Member and Erasmus Program Coordinator in the Department of Industrial Design. In addition to her previous work as a professional architect, she also provided project management, consultancy and contracting services to companies. (1999-2013)

She gave lectures on "Building", "Basic Design", "Design Studio", "Physical Environmental Inspection", "Model Making Techniques" to the departments of Architecture and Interior Architecture at Çukurova University (where she received her doctorate degree) and Toros University. She participated in international design workshops, presented papers at conferences and published her papers. She prepared scientific research projects and was a member of the jury at the graduation project presentations of Bilkent, Çankaya and Atılım Universities. Her sculptures were included in the Contemporary Arts Center exhibition. (2013-2021)

In her research, Dr. Çağlı has focused on the energy saving of systems with renewable, accessible materials and technologies that provide plus value to existing solutions with sustainable development goals.  She is also interested in Building Energy Performance, Energy Efficiency simulations, Disaster-Resistant Design, Archeology and sculpture.

Because of her belief that sustainability should also be included in the flow of knowledge and experience, Dr. Zeliha Şahin Çağlı monitors the academic life of her students after graduation and maintains uninterrupted scientific communication with national and international experts and her professors.

  Assist. Prof. Dr. Merve KURT KIRAL

She graduated from İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, The Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, undergraduate program of the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design in 2011 as the 7th of the graduate honour list. In the same university, she finished the postgraduate programme, which she started in 2014 as a scholarship student, with the thesis she wrote on the authenticity in terms of protecting industrial heritage by focusing on Samsun Tobacco Factory Buildings. She attained her Ph.D. degree in 2020 from Atılım University, the Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, Architecture Doctoral Program with the thesis titled as “Spatial Formation in Arcades as an Urban Space Element: Ankara-Yenişehir Arcades”. Thanks to this thesis, she casts light on a space typologies by discussing passages” structuring styles in urban spaces with the reasons of space typologies. She worked as an assistant in the lectures of interior design between 2011 and 2014 in Bilkent University, the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design. Her academic field of interests are industrial heritage, re-evaluation, interior design, urban/spatial formation, urban space and arcades.



 Assist. Prof. Begüm ŞAHİN 

E Mail: begum.sahin@ostimteknik.edu.tr

Begüm Şahin graduated from Boğaziçi University in International Trade with BA degree. She has MA in marketing and has studied on product strategies in international markets. She has experience in corporate life in family-owned companies and multinational firms. In 2012, she became an academic researcher in Çankaya University and also a founding member of Technology Transfer Office. She has worked in projects funded by TÜBİTAK, KOSGEB, Development Agency and European Union. In her PhD research she investigated market orientation of startups. She lectures on entrepreneurship and startups and also has roles in acceleration programs as a mentor, pitch jury etc. She is also interested in women entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. She is an international mentor of Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and ISSE- Erasmus+ Program. She continues to work as the Director of the Entrepreneurship and Leadership Application and Research Center of our university.



Z. Berna DALAMAN,  Instructor

E-Mail: berna.dalaman@ostimteknik.edu.tr

Founding Owner; Tasarım fikirleri aims to work with companies that what to integrate uniqueness with design, deliver experience about product design and inform and support about how strategic efficiency can be manage. Director at OSTİM Industrial Design and Engineering Center: It is model that brings industrial design and engineering support together and is positioned close to the industrial producers. It primarily provides service at the leading defense and health sectors at OTM Ankara. Management of the design and production of the industrial product is the main responsibility.

Part Time Instructor; Atılım University (2012-16), Anadolu University- ESTÜ(2017-20)

10 th - 11th period Head of Executive Board of Industrial  Design Professional Institution

Manager of Ankara Development Agency – Health Technologies industrial Design Coordination Center Project

Project leader for Kayseri Industrial Design center – Oran development agency sectoral analysis.


Mustafa HASDOĞAN, Instructor

E-Mail: mustafa.hasdogan@ostimteknik.edu.tr

Mustafa Hasdogan graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Industrial Design in 1985. Between 1985-88 he worked as a designer in the furniture industry. Between 1988 and 2014, he carried out furniture and interior design projects and applications in his own company named Parantez Tasarım. He worked as a part-time instructor at Middle East Technical University between 1989-2019. Since 2011 he has been teaching drawing and design as a part-time instructor at Atılım University. As a substitute member of the Ankara Branch of the Chamber of Architects, he contributes to the foundation studies of chamber of industrial designers. He is the Vice President of Industrial Designers Society of Turkey (ETMK), of which he is one of the founders and has worked in its board for many years.


Fatma Filiz ÖZSUCA, Instructor

E-Mail: filiz.ozsuca@ostimteknik.edu.tr

Received her Bachelor degree in Industrial Design from Middle East Technical University in 1990. Received her Masters Degree in History of Art from Hacettepe University in 2019. Thesis subject: Domestic Products Exhibition – Early Turkish Republic Applications. Started her career in METU Faculty of Architecture, at the Central Bank of Republic of Turkey Sports, Education, Recreation Complex project. Worked in TEBA White Goods Factorty as industrial designer. Started to teach in Anadolu University School of Industrial Arts, Department of Industrial Design after working on different levels in different sectors and international projects. Took active role on most of the projects conducted by Industrial Designers Society of Turkey (ETMK) as General Coordinator. Got involved in almost all stages of Design Turkey Industrial Design Awards Scheme between 2008-2012 years. Executive board member and international jury coordinator of Design Turkey Industrial Design Awards Programme. Started to teach in Atılım University Faculty of Fine Arts Design and Architecture, Department of Industrial Design first at part time basis, then as of 2013 as full time instructor. Courses given are; Basic Design, Design History, Introduction to Industrial Design. Gave Industrial Design training at Reseach and Develpoment personnel program held with the partnership of UİB and BUSİAD at Tofaş Academy. IMMIB Industrial Design Competition and FNSS MilDesign International Design Competition Jury Member. Finished Smart Mentor programme and receivde “Mentor” certificate. ETMK Board Member - Treasurer, TOBB Turkish Creative Industries Board Member.


Büşra BULUT, Instructor 

E-Mail: busra.bulut@ostimteknik.edu.tr

Busra Bulut was gratuated from Karadeniz Technical University as the honor student in 2016. She got master of science degree from Esksehir Technical University Department of Architecture in 2020. She took charge in several private firms at corporate and private projects as an interior architect. Her academical interests are architecture, interior architecture, 2D and 3D drawings, besides her article studies for national and international journals are going on. She has been working as an academician at OSTIM Technical University Vocational High School since May 2020.



Birsen YÜCESES, Instructor

E-Mail: birsen.yuceses@ostimteknik.edu.tr

She graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Department of Architecture in 2011. She participated in voluntary activities in Turkey and Italy in conservation of buildings. She has continued her academic education in Hacettepe University in Engineering Management program, which she completed in 2018. She has received MSc degree from architecture department at Gazi University. In her professional business life, she has worked in many building projects from concept through completion. Her works and interests are architectural design, architectural restoration, construction managements, computer aided design and building information system (BIM). She has been working as a lecturer at OSTİM Technical University Vocational School since May 2020.


Research Assist. Merve SEYHAN

E-Mail: merve.seyhan@ostimteknik.edu.tr

She graduated from Anadolu University Faculty of Architecture and Design, Department of Industrial Design in 2018. Since 2019 she has been doing her master studies in Gazi University, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Department of Industrial Product Design. Her works and interests are product design, design researches, 3D visualization and marketing. In her master's thesis she is working on examining the relationship between planned obsolescence and industrial product design. 


Research Assist. Sare KILIÇ

E-Mail: sare.kilic@ostimteknik.edu.tr

She has graduated from İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design in 2019,  with a full scholarship. She has been doing her master’s degree in the same university and the same department since 2019. Her research interests are person-environment relationship, environmental psychology, third places and place production. She has been writing a thesis on behaviors of individuals in creating boundaries and places in home-office environments.




Research Assist. M. Eda ALPER

E-Mail: meda.alper@ostimteknik.edu.tr

In 2017, she completed her undergraduate education at Istanbul Arel University, Department of Industrial Product Design, with a full scholarship. Same year she started to study mechanical engineering’s mechanical design area as a Master Student at Yıldız Technical University. She continued her education at Berlin Technical University in 2019 with Erasmus student exchange programme. In her graduate thesis, she focused on the design of a breast pump by combining design and engineering approaches. Her current fields of research are systematic design, surface modeling, product design, interface design.