Dr Ömer Elitok is a geologist/petrologist with a strong interest in structure and petrology of ophiolites in Turkey, neotectonics of Turkey, petrology of plutonic rocks, tephrochronology and geochemistry of Cenozoic volcanic rocks in Turkey. His teaching interests include plate tectonics, mantle dynamics and global tectonics, ophiolite and oceanic lithosphere, magmatism and tectonic settings, petrology of basaltic rocks, volcano morphology, field geology, Quaternary, carbonate petrology, optical mineralogy, special microscopic petrography. He did his graduate work (MS and PhD) in the University of Suleyman Demirel. He is still lecturer at the Department of Geological Engineering in the Engineering Faculty of Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey. He teaches and tutors national and international MSc and PhD students. He visited some of European universities in the framework of specific scholarship programmes, university projects, scientific cooperations. He believes that geology is a lot like detective work.