Dr. Nalan Antar is a Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics Engineering, Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey. She received her Ph.D. in Mechanics from ITU in 1999. She completed her post-doctoral studies at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Alberta, Canada, and later participated in academic research projects at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. She has published thirty-two research papers in peer-reviewed journals, thirteen conference proceedings, and three book chapters in the fields of nonlinear wave propagation in arteries, optical solitons in nonlinear optics, and water waves problems, in particular gravity currents. She has also edited two books. Dr. Antar has supervised many graduate students in applied mathematics. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Turkish National Committee of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (TUMTM).