Education and Professional Positions

University of California Irvine            UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow             2017 — present
Fermi National Laboratory                 Postdoctoral Researcher                               2015 – 2017
University of Oxford                            Visiting Junior Research Fellow                     Spring, 2015
University of Washington                   Ph.D. in Physics (Particle Theory)                  2010 – 2015
Koc University                                       M.S. in Physics (Theoretical Physics)            2008 – 2010
Bilkent University                                 B.S. in Physics                                                   2004 – 2008

Awards & Fellowships

2017                University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, UC Irvine
2015                Balzan Fellowship, New College, Oxford
2015                Best Poster – Honorable Mention Award, HPNP 2015, University of Toyama
2014                ICHEP Travel Award
2014                Joseph H. Weis Memorial Prize for Enthusiasm and Dedication to Physics, University of Washington
2014                Physics Department Travel Award, University of Washington
2013                TASI Travel Award, University of Colorado
2013                Graduate School Travel Award, University of Washington
2008                Graduate Student Scholarship, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK-BIDEB 2210)
2004                Bilkent University scholarship, covering tuition and stipend

Teaching & Outreach

2016                Fermilab booth at the US Science and Engineering Festival, Washignton D.C.
2016                Tour guide, Saturday Morning Physics, Fermilab
2014                Q&A for Particle Fever, The Grand Cinema, Tacoma
2014                ATLAS booth at the Pacific Science Center Science Fair (leader)
2013                QuarkNet masterclass for high school students, University of Washington
2013                ATLAS masterclass for The Art Institute of Seattle, University of Washington
2010-2015     Teaching Assistant (classes include Quantum Field Theory and Quantum Mechanics)

Professional Activities

2013-2015       Graduate Student Colloquium organizer
2013-2014       Organizer of the graduate student – faculty candidate discussions
2012-2014       Co-organizer for the Particle Theory Journal Club
2012-2014       Physics senator for the Graduate and Professional Student Senate
2011-2014       Mentor in the Physics Department Mentor program, University of Washington 

Volunteer Activities

2010-2015       Physics Department Volunteer Program (University of Washington)

I participated in the monthly volunteer activities, which include working at the yearly Seattle Public Library book sale, helping a local food bank (Food Lifeline), and cleaning parks.

2006-2008       The Social Volunteers Group (Bilkent University)

I taught weekend classes to elementary school children from low-income neighborhoods. I also participated in a sistership program for a local orphanage.


Turkish            native speaker
English             fluent (reading, writing, speaking)
German           intermediate (reading, writing, speaking)

A PDF version of my CV can be found here.