Dr. Nalan Antar is working as a full professor of applied mathematics at 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 at University of Alberta, Canada and University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. She has published 30 research papers in peer reviewed journals in SCI, 13 conference proceedings in the field of nonlinear wave propagation in arteries, optical solitons and wave collapse in optics and water waves problems. Dr. Antar is a member of Scientific Committee of TUMTMK (Turkish National Committee of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics).