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 14th 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, June 20, 2020.
Merve Keskin Özel
The 2019 - 2020 academic year Dr. Gürsel Sönmez Research Award was given to Industrial Engineering PhD Program 2018 - 2019 Academic Year Spring graduate Merve Keskin Özel for her outstanding research.
The Dr. Gürsel Sönmez Award Committee set up every year by the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences received 190 submissions to date and handed 38 awards as a result of meticulous evaluation.
2019 - 2020 Dr. Gürsel Sönmez Research Awards Committee
Ayesha Asloob Qureshi
Selim Saffet Balcısoy
About Gürsel Sönmez and the Awards
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 doctorate students. Graduates and candidates may only apply once. Candidates may nominate themselves or be nominated by a member of Sabancı University faculty.