Scientific Discoveries

Bilkent University Faculty of Science is home to nationally and internationally recognized scientists, including six Turkish Academy of Sciences members, seven Science Academy members, 10 TÜBİTAK Science Award Laureates, 21 TÜBİTAK Young Scientist Award recipients, 26 TÜBA-GEBİP Award & 15 Science Academy BAGEP Award holders, and eight Sedat Simavi Awardees. Their investigations range from photonics and plasmonics to laser-material interactions such as biomedical and neuroscience applications; from condensed matter physics to photovoltaics; from catalytic nanomaterials and photodynamic photosensitizers to medicinal chemistry; from human genetics and cancer biology to signal transduction, developmental & stem cell biology. This is complemented by fundamental studies in mathematics such as applied mathematics, algebraic geometry, mathematic physics, probability and group cohomology. While Bilkent is actively dedicated to educating the next generation of scientists, basic research has remained at the center of the Faculty of Science’s mission. These studies have resulted in several notable discoveries.