Tutku Didem Altun
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Didem Akyol Altun is an architect in Dokuz Eylül University, Department of Architecture. She lives in Izmir (Turkey), a city located in the west of the country. She has been working at the Dokuz Eylül University as an instructor for 17 years now. She obtained her graduate degree in 2000 and PhD degree in Architecture in 2010. She deals with all areas of design and continues to work in the biomimetics, nature-inspired architecture, and design-engineering interface. She has many published scientific papers, conference presentations, exhibitions, awards from architectural competitions, and one TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) project coordinatorship. She is one of the founding members of the Turkish Biodesign Team (TBT), which is the first biodesign team of Turkey and has an interdisciplinary structure study between biomimetic, science, and design intersection. She continues to work on biodesign with her teammates.