Work Experience

SAO Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
10/2010 - Present

Visiting Scientist
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
01/2012 - 01/2013

Research Assistant
University of Alabama in Huntsville
01/2007 - 10/2010

Teaching Assistant
University of Alabama in Huntsville
06/2006 - 01/2007

Teaching Assistant
Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey
09/2004 - 06/2006

Education

Ph.D. in Physics
University of Alabama in Huntsville
06/2006 - 12/2010
Advisors: Drs. Marshall Joy / Max Bonamente
Thesis: The Effect of Helium Sedimentation on Mass Scaling Relations

M.Sc. in Physics
University of Alabama in Huntsville
09/2004 - 06/2006

M.Sc. in Physics
Middle East Technical University, Ankara
08/2004 - 12/2006
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Altan Baykal
Thesis: RXTE and Chandra Observations of Galactic Microquasars

B.S. in Physics
Middle East Technical University
09/2000 - 06/2004

Awards/ Honors

Outstanding GRA Award
University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Science
2010

Graduate Dean’s List
University of Alabama in Huntsville
2006 - 2010

Honor/High Honor List
Middle East Technical University
2003 - 2004