Dr. Nalan Antar is working as a professor of applied mathematics in Istanbul Technical University, Department of Mathematical Engineering. She received her PhD degree in mechanics from Istanbul Technical University in 1999. She has completed her post-doctoral studies in University of Alberta, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Canada and later she has participated in academic research projects in University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. She has published 32 research papers in peer reviewed journals in SCI, 13 conference proceedings, 1 book chapter, in the fields of nonlinear wave propagation in arteries, optical solitons in nonlinear optics and water waves problems, in particular gravity currents. She has been the supervisor of many graduate students in applied mathematics. Dr. Antar is a member of Scientific Committee of TUMTMK (Turkish National Committee of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics). She is the editor of the book "Nonlinear Optics - From Solitons to Similaritons" by IntechOpen.