Bülent Şen graduated from Science Faculty of Ankara University and granted by The Turkish Government to carry out his post-graduate studies abroad. He was accepted by Bristol University (United Kingdom) and he completed his Ph.D. course under the supervision of world-famous phycologist professor F.E.Round. He continued to produce researchers both on algal ecology and algal culture since then and one of his conspicuous research brought him an award of Bold Award Committee (USA ) in 1991. He supervised many MSc and Ph.D. thesis and produced over 100 articles and five books. He became a professor in 1994 and was appointed as a dean of Fisheries Faculty. He has been vice rector between 2008-2012. Professor SEN is a member of Board of Turkish Journal of Botany published by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. He has also been a member of many international phycological associations and editor of NWSA Journal.