M. I. Aksun is Professor of Electrical and Electronics
Engineering at Koc University. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 1981 and 1983, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, U.S.A. in 1990. His research interests include numerical methods for electromagnetics and optics, printed circuits and antennas, and photonics.
From 1990 to 1992, Dr. Aksun worked as a post doctoral fellow in the Electromagnetic Communication Laboratory at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 1992 to 2001, he was on the faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. In 2001, he joined the faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, as a professor, and served as the Dean of the College of Engineering during 2004-2009. Starting in Sept. 2009, he has been serving as the Vice President for Research and Development at Koç University.
Dr. Aksun is the recipient of TÜBİTAK Encouragement Award in 1994, TÜBİTAK Science Award in 2007, and elected to the Turkish Academy of Sciences in 2012 by TUBİTAK.