About Our Team

 

Dr. Alper ÜnlerDr. Alper Ünler, TTO Director

Having received his bachelor’s degree from Turkish Military Academy as a System Engineer in 1994, Dr. Unler received his master’s degree from Yeditepe University in 1999 and doctoral degree from the department of Industrial Engineering, Gazi University in 2006. Dr. Unler participated in Information Technologies Expertise certificate program for 13 months at the department of Computer Engineering, the Middle East Technical University between 1999 and 2000 and continued his education with TUBITAK scholarship for post-doctoral research at Wayne State University located in Michigan State, USA for 6 months in 1999.
 
Dr. Unler served as low and mid-level manager at different echelons in Turkish Armed Forces between 1994 and 2003. Dr. Unler served as Platoon and Company Commander in the units under Turkish Land Forces in southeastern region of Anatolia between 1994 and 1997; Sergeant Student Director in Infantry School between 1997-2000; system analyst and database manager in Personal IT Department of Turkish Land Forces between 2000-2012 and Software Development Project Manager in Software Development Center of Turkish General Staff between 2012-2013. Dr. Unler resigned from Turkish Armed Forces voluntarily in April 2013 and worked as a freelance counselor for software projects before starting to work at Atilim University. Dr. Alper Unler have been serving as ARGEDA Technology Transfer Office Director at Atilim University since 9 December 2013.
 
Tel: +90 312 586 88 00
e-mail alper.unler@atilim.edu.tr
 

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Sema Hüseyin,  Module 2 -3 Director

Sema Huseyin reveived her bachelor’s degree from the department of Economics, Gazi University in 2000 and her master’s degree from the department of International Economics of the same university in 2004. She worked as foreign trade manager in private sector (defense industry, food and tourism sector) before.

Tel: +90 312 586 88 01
e-mail sema.huseyin@atilim.edu.tr

 


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Berk Giray,  Module 3 Director

He was gradutated from Middle East Technical University with a B.Sc and M.Sc degree in Chemical Engineering Department at 2005 and 2010 respectively. Then, he completed MBA study at İstanbul Bilgi University at 2016. He worked at leading national and multinational companies at R&D project portfolio management, coordination of commercial and business development activities. He is the owner of Excellence in Duty Award by Turkish Armed Forces and Innovation Goldan Collar Award by Sabancı Holding. .

 
Tel: +90 312 586 88 04
e-mail berk.giray@atilim.edu.tr

 


 

DBurak Baykal, Module 4 Director

Having undergraduated from the Department of Chemistry, Selcuk University in 2010, Burak BAYKAL started master’s program with thesis at the Department of Chemistry, Ankara University in 2012 and completed the program in January 2015. He still continues his doctoral education at the same department. He worked as part-time assistant at the Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara University for one year during his master’s education and started to work as project development specialist at Ankara University Technology Transfer Office for 5 months since 2013. Having gained industry experience as an intern in the R&D center of PETKIM Petrochemical Company, Burak BAYKAL served within the scope of University-Industry cooperation module under Atilim University for last 2 years (2015-2016). Since April 2017, he has been Module Manager of Intellectual Property Rights.
 
Tel: +90 312 586 88 06
e-mail burak.baykal@atilim.edu.tr
 

Can Tiryaki,  Module 5 Director

He completed his undergraduate education at the Department of Industrial Engineering, Atilim University in 2007 and received his master’s degree from the Department of Business Management, Atilim University in 2010. He is studying at the third grade of the Department of Sociology, the Faculty of Open University. He has been providing counseling services in various areas such as quality management systems, R&D projects preparation and management, occupational health and safety, internal control system and corporate risk management in public and private sector since 2008. He has KOSGEB Applied Entrepreneurship Training Certificate and is experienced in entrepreneurship. Now, he is working as a specialist at Atilim University ARGEDE-TTO.
 
Tel: +90 312 586 88 03
e-mail can.tiryaki@atilim.edu.tr

 


 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Savaş Zafer Şahin, Module 1 Academic Advisor

He received his bachelor’s degree from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Middle East Technical University in 1996, first master’s degree from Urban Policies Planning and Local Administrations, Middle East Technical University and second master’s degree from Urban Studies, Kent University in 2002 and completed his doctorate at the department of Political Science and Public Administration, Middle East Technical University in 2007. He is still an instructor at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, the Faculty of Management of our University.
 

 

Asst. Prof. Dr. Besim Baranoğlu, Module 2 Academic Advisor

He received his bachelor’s degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University in 1994, master’s degree from the department of Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University in 1996 and doctorate from the Department of Engineering Sciences of the same university in 2003. He is still an instructor at the Department of Manufacturing Engineering, the Faculty of Engineering of our University.
 
 
 
 

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yılser Devrim, Module 2 Academic Advisor

She graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Hacettepe University in 1997 and received doctorate from the Department of Chemical Engineering of the same university in 2006. She is still an instructor at the Department of Energy Systems Engineering, the Faculty of Engineering of Atilim University.
 

 

Prof. Dr. Ali Kara, Module 3 Academic Advisor

He graduated from the Department of Electronic Engineering, Erciyes University in 1992 and received doctorate from the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering of the Hacettepe University in 2002. Prof. Kara, who is serving as a counselor in Private Sector Business Development for TTO, is an instructor at the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, the Faculty of Engineering of our university. 
 
 
 
 

 

Inst. Özalp Tozan, Module 3 Academic Advisor

He graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Middle East Technical University in 1981. Serving as a counselor in Public Sector Business Development field for TTO, Ozalp Tozan is an instructor at the Department of Computer Engineering, the Faculty of Engineering of our university and technical director of Tablet-PC Assembly Laboratory where three generation mPAD tablet computers are designed and assembled with students.
 
 
 

 

Att. Zerlin Zaim, Module 4 Advisor

Mrs. Zaim graduated from the Faculty of Law, Selcuk University in 1997. She received her master’s degree from Buckingham University in 2004 and is serving under Legal Counsel and the Board of Trustees. She has certificate and experience in Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Asst. Prof. Dr. Elif Kalaycı, Module 5 Academic Advisor

She graduated from the Department of Economics, Boğaziçi University in 1992 and received her master’s degree in the Department of Management, Texas A&M University and doctorate from the department of Science and Technology Policies Studies, Middle East Technical University. She is still an instructor at the Department of Management of our University. Dr. Elif Kalayci is the executor of TUBITAK 1601 Support Program for Enhancing the Capacity of Innovation Entrepreneurship Fields.