Prof. Dr. Sondan DURUKANOĞLU FEYİZ
Prof. Dr. Sondan Durukanoğlu Feyiz, received her BS degree in Physics from University of İstanbul (1989), her MS degree in Physics from University of Wisconsin, Madison (1992) and her PhD in Physics from Kansas State University (1999). She worked as a graduate teaching and research assistant and as a postdoctoral research fellow at Kansas State University. She was a faculty member in Physics Department at İstanbul Technical University (2000-2010). She served as a visiting scientist at Kansas State University (in various times) and as a visiting Associate Professor of Physics at M.I.T. (2007-2009). She was a senior researcher at Feza Gürsey Research Institute (2009-2010). In October 2010, she was appointed as a faculty member in Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Sabancı University and she has been the Vice President of Sabancı University since June 2011.
Prof. Dr. Hasan MANDAL
Director of Research and Graduate Policies
Hasan Mandal (Prof. Dr.) received his BSc from Middle East Technical University (Turkey) in 1987 and PhD from University of Newcastle (UK) in 1992. He stayed at same university as postdoctoral research associate during the period of 1992-1996 with the funding given by Cookson Technology Centre (Oxford/UK) and EPSRC/UK. In the period of 2007-2008, Dr. Mandal was at Karlsruhe University as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow.
In 1996, he joined the Department of Ceramic Engineering at Anadolu University. He became the Head of Department (1999), Dean of the Faculty of Engineering (2004), Chairperson of Turkish Engineering Deans Council (2006), Vice Rector of Anadolu University (2010), Chairperson of Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC-2009), The First President of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (2009-2011). He is currently is Vice President and also the Director of Research and Graduate Policies at Sabanci University/Istanbul.
He has been also one of the founders the MDA Advanced Ceramics Ltd, which is an active R&D company on Ceramic Materials in Turkey. He is currently serving as the Board Member in Gebze Technological Development Park, Inovent (Innovative Ventures Co), Vice President of University-Industry Collaboration Centers Platform (USIMP), Board Member of TUBITAK - TTO Support Group, Coordinator of Technopark Istanbul-Academic Platform and Member of National Bologna Expert Team. He is a member of World Innovation Foundation and World Academy of Ceramics.
He has co-authored over a hundred publications and three patents. Because of these achievements, he was honored by twenty awards including TUBITAK Science Award and European Ceramic Society, Stuijts Award.