Professor Rasit Turan
International Advisory Board Member
University of Technology, Nowshera
Professor, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey.
Director, GUNAM Center for Solar Energy Research & Applications, Turkey
SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF PROF. DR. RASIT TURAN
Rasit Turan completed B. Sc. and M. Sc. degrees at the Physics Department of Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey. He received his Ph.D degree from University of Oslo, Norway in 1990. He worked as Post. Doc. at Linköping University, Sweden. He joined METU Physics Department as faculty member in 1991. He worked as a visiting scientist at the Material Science Department of Toronto University, Canada in 1996. His main research interests have been physics and technology of semiconductor materials and devices including solar cells. He has published more than 160 scientific papers in this field in the internationally recognized journals. He has supervised 7 Ph.D. and 15 M.Sc. studies.
Rasit Turan has coordinated many national and international projects. Among them, European FP6 projects SEMINANO, and METU-CENTER have been among the largest research and support projects coordinated by Dr. Turan. I 2009, he founded a new
research center called Center for Solar Energy Research and Applications (GUNAM) on METU campus. GUNAM has attracted nationwide and international attention. Recently, a national solar energy system development project, called MILGES, been given to the
consortium where GÜNAM is a key member for solar cell development