Our Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences continues its research award program organized on behalf of our Faculty Member Gürsel Sönmez, who passed away in 2006.
2021-2022 Academic Year Dr. Gürsel Sönmez Research Award, which was held for the 16th time this year, was presented to Seyedeh Ferdows Afghah, graduate of Materials Science and Nanoengineering PhD program.
Seyedeh Ferdows Afghah, who was deemed deserving of the award for her achievements and contributions in the field of research, was presented the award by FENS Dean Erkay Savaş.
Afghah continues her studies at our university as a TÜBİTAK Postdoctoral Researcher.
We congratulate her and thank all the students and graduates who participated.
About Gürsel Sönmez and the Award
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 Award" was 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 doctorate students. Graduates and candidates may only apply once. Candidates may nominate themselves or be nominated by a member of Sabancı University faculty.