Olkan Çuvalci is a Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey. He earned feelings Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering at Karadeniz Technical University in 1983 and 1985, respectively. He completed his study (PhD) in mechanical vibration at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas in 1992. He appointed as assistant professor and associate professor in 1993 and 1995 in department of mechanical engineering at Karadeniz Technical University. He worked as post-doctoral researcher associate for three years in mechanical engineering at Texas Tech University and as associate professor for one year at Western Kentucky University. After all research experience in academia, he worked as a design engineer for 6 years, as a manager for 3 years and as senior manager for 3 years at Applied Materials İnc. for twelve and half years in Bay Area, California. His research interest is mechanical vibration, vibration absorbers, design and manufacturing, tribology and metal thin film deposition (chemical vapor deposition and atomic layer deposition). He appointed as professor at the end of 2012 in department of Mechanical Engineering. He is currently serving as a Dean of Engineering Faculty since the beginning of 2014. He is married with two children.
Cuneyt SEN is Professor of Geology at Karadeniz Technical University (KTU), Turkey. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering Department at KTU in 1985. He did his MSc in hard rock geochemistry at KTU and his PhD in experimental petrology at University of New Brunswick (NB, Canada). His research interests include petrogenesis of igneous rocks, low temperature metamorphism of volcanic rocks and mineral chemistry. He currently serves as an chairman of the Geological Engineering Department at KTU.
Yener Eyuboglu is Associate Professor of Geology at Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in geological sciences at Karadeniz Technical University in 1997. He did his graduate work (MSc and PhD) in structural geology and petrology at Karadeniz Technical University and post-doctoral research at the Miami University (Oxford, USA). His research interests include petrogenesis of subduction-related mafic-ultramafic and adakitic magmas, convergent margin tectonics, slab windows and Meso-Cenozoic geodynamic evolution of the Mediterranean region. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Geoscience Frontiers and is a Steering Committee Member for International Association For Gondwana Research.
Arzu FIRAT ERSOY is Assistant Profesor in Department of Geological Engineering at Karadeniz Technical University. Her MSc and PhD in hydrogeology at the same university. Her research interests include physical and chemical hydrogeology, geothermal geology, water chemistry, isotopes in hydrogeology and hydrogeological modelling. She serves as a reviewer for the Environmental Earth Sciences.
Erdin Bozkurt obtained his BSc and MSc degrees from the Middle EastTechnicalUniversity (Ankara, Turkey) and his PhD from the KeeleUniversity in Newcastle-under-Lyme in UK, in 1994. His dissertation was the first research focused on the ‘Effects of Tertiary Extension in the Southern Menderes Massif, Western Turkey’. His research interests are (i) extensional tectonics, (ii) core-complex formation and basin evolution, (iii) growth and evolution of normal faults, and (iv) graben formation and evolution. More recent reach topics include (i) spatial and temporal relationships among migmatization, granitic magmatism and extensional tectonics, (ii) evolution of the Neotethyan branches in northwest Turkey, (ii) correlation of Triassic (?) metamorphic rocks among different tectonic units of the Anatolide-Tauride platform, their provenance, deformation and metamorphism. His research is based mainly on field methods, also supported by detailed petrography, geochemistry and geochronology.
After a short-period of research assistant post in the AnkaraUniversity, Dr. Bozkurt was appointed a faculty position in the Department of Geological Engineering at METU in 1995 and he has been working there since then. He has received several awards including: (i) MSc Thesis of the Year Award from METU Prof.Dr. Mustafa N. PARLAR Education and Research Foundation in 1990, (ii) scholarship from Ministry of Education (First Degree) for a PhD Degree in UK in 1990, (iii) Research paper of the year from the Chamber of Geological Engineers of Turkey in 1998 and 2005, (iv) METU Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in 2000, (v) TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Young Scientists Encouragement Award in 2001, (vi) Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) Outstanding Young Scientist Award (GEBİP) in 2002, (vii) Middle East Technical University Tarık Somer Award in 2002. He was also elected Associate Member of Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) in 2008 and then he resigned in 2012.
Dr. Bozkurt is currently acting Editor-in-Chief of Geodinamica Acta, Subject Editor of the Journal of the Geological Society, and Associate Editor of Geological Journal; he also serves as editorial board member of several journals. He also acted as Editor-in-Chief of the Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences during 1999-2012 period and Associate Editor of Geological Society of America Bulletin during 2007-2009 period. Dr. Bozkurt is also a member of ScienceAcademy in Turkey. He is the acting department chair and teaches courses in structural geology, tectonics, field mapping and microtectonics at METU.
Ş. Can Genç is Professor of Geology at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. His Bachelor’s degree was in Earth Sciences Faculty of Istanbul University in 1982. He had MSc and PhD degrees from Geological Enginering programs of Institute of Science and Technology of Istanbul Univ (1987) and Istanbul Technical University (1993), respectively. His PhD thesis is on the petrology of the Triassic metamorphic rocks and petrological evolution of Eocene volcanics of NW Anatolia. His recent research topics are petrology of the subduction related high- to Ultra-Potasic magmatic rocks of the Izmir-Ankara-Erzincan Suture Belt; petrology of the post-collisional Tertiary magmatic activity of northern and NW Turkey. He serves as referee in some international journals.
Hakan KARSLI received his BSc (1992) , MSc (1996) and PhD (2001) in Geophysics from Karadeniz Technical University, where he is currently proffesor of geophysics. His professional interests include seismic reflection and refraction data acquisition, processing and interpretation, with particular emphasis on the gorund roll and random noise filtering, resolution improvement and migration. He is currently working on the multichannel surface wave analysis (MASW) for near surface problem and its joint inversion with vertical electric sounding data, and also soil characterization and classification for earthquake hazards. He is member of SEG and EAGE.
Sadettin Korkmaz is a Professor in Department of Geological Engineering at Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Earth Sciences Faculty, Department of Geological Engineering at Karadeniz Technical University in 1976. He did his MSc in geology at Ankara University in 1978 and completed his PhD in petroleum geology at Karadeniz Technical University in 1984.
He studied as a field geologist between 1977-1986 in MTA (Institute of Mineral Research and Exploration). He worked petroleum, coal and regional geology of western Taurides, central Karadeniz Basin and eastern Karadeniz regions projects.
He appointed Department of Geological Engineering at Karadeniz Technical University in 1987. His research interest includes petroleum and coal geology, organic geochemistry, sedimentology and environmental geology. He currently serves as a Director of Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences at Karadeniz Technical University. He is married with two children.
Osman Parlak completed his PhD on Tethyan ophiolites in the Department of Mineralogy at Geneva University in 1996. He has been working in the Geological Engineering Department at Çukurova University since 1997 and was assigned as a Professor since 2006. He continued his research as a postdoc in Department of Geology and Paleontology at Salzburg University in the frame of Lise Meitner Fellowship (Austrian Science Foundation) during 1997 and 1998. He was also visiting scientist at the University of Geneva in 2001. Osman Parlak conducted number of research projects on petrology and geochronology of ophiolites along the suture zones in Anatolia. He received “The Outstanding Young Scientist Award-Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA)” in 2003, Young Scientists Encouragement Award (The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey) in 2005 and EAGE 2013 Norman Falcon Award (European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers).
Derek Thorkelson applies field methods, petrology, geochronology and tectonic modeling in the study of regional geological problems. He obtained his PhD from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, in 1992. His dissertation focused on Mesozoic volcanic successions and accreted terranes in the Canadian Cordillera. During his thesis work, Dr. Thorkelson also became interested in ridge-trench interactions and wrote the first in a series of novel papers on slab windows. After a brief postdoctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Thorkelson accepted a position in 1992 as a founding member of the Yukon Geological Survey. There, he led a four-year mapping program on Proterozoic assemblages and iron-oxide copper gold (IOCG) occurrences in northwestern Canada. In 1995, he accepted a faculty position at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver where he continued his research into slab windows and Proterozoic geology, winning national best-paper awards on both subjects. Dr. Thorkelson served as department chair for five years and teaches courses in field methods, petrology and tectonics.
Erdinc YIGITBAS is Professor of Geology at Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in geological sciences at Istanbul University in 1989. He did his graduate work (MSc and PhD) in structural geology and petrology at Istanbul University. He had worked as assistant professor and associate professor in the Technical University of Istanbul between 1990-2003. He went to The University of Saskatchewan – Canada, as visitor Professor between 1999 and 2000. His research interests include; structural geology and tectonics, magmatic and metamorphic petrology especially in special topics on ductile and semi-brittle deformation in the basement metamorphic rocks and ophiolites of the northern and southeastern Anatolia. He has many important researches about the tectonic evolution of the Southeast Anatolia and Western Pontides. E. Yigitbas has lectured in structural geology, field geology, geology of Turkey in İstanbul and Canakkale Universities, Turkey.
My primary research interest centers on the chemical and physical processes involved in pyroclastic rocks (Ignimbrites). My work utilizes a wide range of techniques and approaches including geologic field mapping, petrologic and geochemical analysis (major and minor element geochemistry, Confocal Raman Spectrometer). I am currently studying on ancient city in terms of building stones (especially marbles). I am working to determinate of marble types in ancient Roman cities around Denizli basin (SW-TURKEY).
Enver Akaryalı is Associate Professor of Geology at Gumushane University, Turkey. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in geological sciences at Karadeniz Technical University in 2000. He did his graduate work (MSc and PhD) in Geochemistry and ore deposits at Karadeniz Technical University. His research interests include epithermal gold deposits, fluids inclusions, soil and plant geochemistry. He currently serves as an Associate Editor and for the Gumushane University Journal of Science and Technology Institute.
Kemal AKDAG is Assistant Professor of Geology in the Department of Geological Engineering at Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in geological sciences at Karadeniz Technical University in 1974. He worked for TPAO (Turkish Petroleum Corporation) for four years. He did his graduate work (PhD) in sedimentology at Karadeniz Technical University in 1992. His research interests include sedimentology of deep marine clastics, relations between tectonic and sedimentation and basin evolution.
Hakan ÇINAR is Assistant Professor of Geophysics at Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in geophysical engineering at Karadeniz Technical University in 1986. He did his graduate work (MSc and PhD) in Seismology at Karadeniz Technical University. His research interests include crustal structure, seismic hazard and earthquake engineering. He is a member of Turkish Chamber of Geophysics Engineering.
Necla Köprübaşı is Assist. Professor of Geology at Kocaeli University, Turkey. She received her bachelor degree in 1989 from Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon. She completed her Msc (1998) on geochmistry of Fıstıklı Granitoid (Yalova) and Ph.d. (2008) at Kocaeli University, Kocaeli. Her primary research interests focus on the petrology and geochemistry of ophiolites and the behaviour of platinum group elements during melting proceses in the earth’s upper mantle. She has been working in the Geological Engineering Department at Kocaeli University since1996.
Tamer RIZAOĞLU is Assist. Professor of Geology at Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, Turkey. He received his bachelor degree in 1993 from Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir. His primary research interests focus on petrology, geochronology, and geochemistry of granitoids, volcanics and ophiolites. He is also interested in economic geology and natural material sciences. He completed his MSc (2000) on Petrology of Esence Granitoid (Göksun-Kahramanmaraş) and Ph.D. (2006) at Çukurova University, Adana on Petrology of ophiolitic and granitoid units from Elazığ region. He formerly worked at Aksaray University and now he has been working in the Geological Engineering Department at Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University since 2008.
Fatih KARAOĞLAN has a lecturer position at Cukurova University, Adana Turkey. He graduated from Cukurova University in 2002 with Bachelor degree in Geological Sciences. He studied petrography and geochemistry of granitic and ophiolitic rocks during his MSc study. During PhD study, he focused on the life span of the southern branch of the Neotethyan ocean and collision between Tauride and Arabian platforms along the Southeast Anatolian Orogenic Belt using various geo-termo/chronological tools such as ID-TIMS Sm-Nd, LA-MC-ICP-MS zircon U-Pb, Ar-Ar and Fission track techniques. His research area is (i) spatial problems of oceanic crust formation and P-T condition of the metamorphic soles beneath the ophiolites along Tauride belt and (ii) collision between Eurasia and Anatolide/Tauride and African/Arabian platforms. Fatih Karaoğlan currently working on the timing and the rate of the collision between Tauride and Arabian platforms along the Southeast Anatolian Orogenic Belt.
I.Onur Tunc earned his Bachelor’s degree in geological sciences at Suleyman Demirel University in 2004. He did his graduate work (MSc and PhD) in field geology, structural geology and U-Pb zircon geochronology at Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University. During his PhD, he went to Goethe University (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) by TUBITAK scholarship, to study on LA-ICP-MS U-Pb zircon geochronology. His research interests include; U-Pb zircon geochronology, pre-Cenozoic history of the Biga Peninsula and tectonic evolution of the Northwestern Anatolia.