The Young Face of Science from ITU: Assoc. Prof. Emre Onur Kahya
May 30, 2016

One more achievement is from the young scientists in our almost 250-year-old university which allows them to look the future confidently with the power of past. Assoc. Prof. Emre Onur, a lecturer in Physics Engineering Department, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, was granted “2015 Young Scientist Award” by the Association of Science Heroes.

After an evaluation carried out by the selection committee, 9 scientists from 6 universities were given the awards for which 146 young scientists competed. The awards are given to support the scientific studies of the young scientists and encourage them in their academic careers. We congratulate Assoc. Prof. Emre Onur granted this award, and we wish him a continued success.
The award will be presented to our lecturer in a ceremony to be held on Thursday June 9, 2016 at Istanbul Sabancı Center.


Who is Assoc. Prof. Onur Kahya?

Emre Onur Kahya was born in 1978 in Ankara. He graduated from Ankara Atatürk Anatolian High School in 1996 and then the Department of Physics in Middle-East Technical University (METU) in 2000. Completing his master’s degree in METU, he accomplished his PhD on theoretical high energy physics and cosmology in Florida University in 2008. Having conducted his studies in Koç University for one year in 2008, he pursued his post-doctoral studies in Max Planck Institute –Jena from 2009 to 2012. The international publications of Assoc. Prof Kahya, who carried out several theoretical studies in the field of cosmology such as the effects of quantum gravitation and the modifications of Einstein theories, received more than 600 citations. The academic studies of Kahya were supported by Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant (IRG) in 2009, and he was granted Turkish Academy of Sciences Young Scientist Outstanding Achievement Award (TÜBA-GEBİP) in 2015. Conducting theoretical studies mainly on cosmology, quantum gravity and dark matter, Assoc. Prof. Emre Onur Kahya pursuits his career as a lecturer since 2012 in our university owning the largest cosmology group of Turkey.