The "Gürsel Sönmez Awards" established in 2006 in memory of the late Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences member and valued scientist Gürsel Sönmez were given for the 11th time this year.
Awards in honor of the late Sabancı University Faculty Member Gürsel Sönmez, who passed away in 2006, were presented during the Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Three graduate students won the 2016- 2017 Dr. Gürsel Sönmez Research Awards for their extraordinary achievements:
- Rebi Daldal, 2015-2016 Fall graduate of the Industrial Engineering Master's Program.
- Seyyed Hamed Mousavi, 2016- 2017 Spring graduate of the Mathematics Master's Program.
- Tolga Cağlar, 2016- 2017 Spring graduate of the Physics PhD Program.
The Dr. Gürsel Sönmez Award Committee set up every year by the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences received 151 submissions to date and handed 32 awards as a result of meticulousevaluation.
2016- 2017 Dr. Gürsel Sönmez Research Awards Committee
Güllü Kızıltaş Şendur
Murat Kaya Yapıcı
Selim Saffet Balcısoy
Tuğçe Yüksel (Coordinator)
About Gürsel Sönmez and the Awards
Dr. Gürsel Sönmez joined the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences in September 2004. Shortly thereafter, on January 16, 2006, he was involved in a fatal traffic accident. His short academic career was nevertheless fruitful and significant, and he made great contributions to the sciences.
"Dr. Gürsel Sönmez Research Awards" were established by the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences to keep his legacy alive and remind students about his achievements to motivate them. The Award entails prizes for one or more graduate students based on their research efforts and achievements to date. Submissions are open to both master's and doctorate students. Graduates and candidates may only apply once. Candidates may nominate themselves or be nominated by a member of Sabancı University faculty.