Awards and Honors

ODTÜ M. Parlar Foundation Science Award, 2020

 Outstanding Research Award, College of Sciences, 2018

Outstanding Teaching Award, Koç University, 2013

Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Sciences, 2012

Masatoshi Gündüz Ikeda Science Award, 2008

ODTÜ M. Parlar Foundation Research Encouragement Award, 2007

Sedat Simavi Science Award, 2006

TÜBİTAK–TWAS Research Encouragement Award, 2006

Werner-von-Siemens Excellence Award, Koç University, 2005

Outstanding Young Scientist Award by the Turkish Academy of Sciences, 2003

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, UC Irvine, 1997



EUFP7 Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship 1 October 2009–30 September 2011

(First mathematician from Turkey who received this fellowship)

TUBITAK-1001 Research Grant for  Topology of contact 3-manifolds, 2007–2011

TUBITAK-2219 Research Grant, August 2009–February 2010

National Science Foundation–Focused Research Group Grant, August 2005—May 2006

Outstanding Young Scientist Grant by the Turkish Academy of Sciences, 2003–2006