Önder Pekcan

Kadir Has University

Prof. Pekcan received his MS Degree in Physics at the University of Chicago in June 1971, and then in May 1974 his PhD thesis on solid state physics was accepted at the University of Wyoming. He started his career at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey as Assistant Professor in 1974. Habilitation thesis on solid state physics was accepted in 1979. He became Associate Professor at Hacettepe University in 1979. He visited ICTP Trieste, Italy as Visiting Scientist between June and August 1980. Between 1980 and 1981 he was a Visiting Scientist at the Technical University of Gdansk, Poland. He worked as Visiting Professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Canada between 1981 and 1988. He was appointed as full Professor at the Department of Physics, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey and worked there between 1988 and 2005. He became an Elected Member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) in January 1995. He became the Dean of School of Arts and Sciences at the Istanbul Technical University in 1997. He received the Science Award from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) in 1998. Prof. Pekcan was elected as Member of the Council of TÜBA in 2001 and Scientific Board of TÜBİTAK in 2003, respectively. He was Head of the Department of Physics, and then became Dean of School of Arts and Sciences at the Işık University between 2005 and 2008. He worked as Dean at the School of Art and Sciences, Kadir Has University (2008—2012). Now he is Professor at the Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics, Kadir Has University. Since 2012 he is a member of Science Academy. In the last few years Prof. Pekcan’s work covers mostly the area of biopolymers and nanocomposites.

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