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Turkish Scientists in the USA





  • Esra Akcan, Professor of Architecture at Cornell University
  • Pınar Yoldaş, architect, artist and Professor at University of California San Diego
  • Gülru Necipoğlu, Professor and Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University


  • Ivet Bahar, Professor of Computational Biology at University of Pittsburgh
  • Gökhan S. Hotamisligil, Professor of Nutrition & Division of Biological Sciences at Harvard University
  • Aziz Sancar, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine


  • Sibel Adalı, Professor of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Özalp Babaoğlu, Professor of computer science at University of Bologna
  • Mihri Özkan, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California, Berkeley
  • Meral Özsoyoglu, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University
  • Emin Gün Sirer, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University
  • Osman Yaşar, Professor and chair of the computational science department at State University of New York College at Brockport[11]
  • Okan Ersoy, Professor of electrical engineering and Director of Statistical and Computational Intelligence Laboratory at Purdue University


  • Faruk Gül, Professor of Economics, Princeton University[6]
  • Ali Hortaçsu, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago
  • Murat Iyigun, Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado
  • Salih Neftçi, Professor of Economics at the New School University(Turkish-Iraqi origin)
  • Timur Kuran, Professor of Economics and Political Science, and Gorter Family Professor in Islamic Studies at Duke University
  • Yahya M. Madra, Associate Professor of Economics at Drew University
  • Naci Mocan, Ourso Distinguished Chair of Economics at Louisiana State University
  • Tayfun Sönmez, Professor of Economics at Boston College
  • Dani Rodrik, professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University


  • İlhan Aksay, Professor in Engineering and Emeritus Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Princeton University[4]
  • Ali Akansu, electrical engineer and scientist
  • Burcin Becerik-Gerber, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern California
  • Zeynep Çelik-Butler, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington.
  • Ali Erdemir, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University
  • Fazıl Erdoğan, Professor and Dean of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Lehigh University
  • Pınar Keskinocak, Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Banu Onaral, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at Drexel University
  • Mehmet Toner, Professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical Schooland Professor of biomedical engineering at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology[7]
  • Sefaattin Tongay, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Arizona State University
  • Galip Ulsoy, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and W.C. Ford Professor
  • Aylin Yener, holds the Roy and Lois Chope Chair in engineering at Ohio State University
  • Bilge Yildiz,Professor of Nuclear Science, Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology




  • Merve Emre, Associate professor of American literature at Oxford University
  • Ahmed Cemal Eringen, Professor of continuum mechanics at Princeton University
  • Erdağ Göknar, Associate Professor of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University



  • Özalp Özer, Professor of Management Science at the University of Texas at Dallas
  • Pinar Karaca-Mandic, Professor of Healthcare Risk Management at the University of Minnesota



  • Asuman Aksoy, Professor of Mathematics at Claremont McKenna College
  • Gunduz Caginalp, Professor of Mathematics at University of Pittsburgh
  • Sema Salur, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Rochester
  • Halil Mete Soner, Professor of Financial Mathematics at ETH Zürich
  • Ayşe Şahin, chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Wright State University


  • Murat Günel, Professor of Neurosurgery at Yale University


  • Muzaffer Atac, Professor of Physics
  • Bülent Atalay, Professor of physics at the University of Mary Washington and the University of Virginia
  • Baha Balantekin, Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin
  • Asım Orhan Barut, Professor of physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder[5]
  • Nihat Berker, scientist, theoretical chemist, physicist and emeritus professor of physics at MIT
  • Taner Edis, Professor of physics at the Truman State University
  • Ahmet Yıldız, Associate Professor of Physics and Molecular Cell Biology at the University of California
  • Feza Gürsey, mathematician and physicist
  • Itzhak Bars, theoretical physicist at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles
  • Suha Gürsey, physicist and mathematician
  • Oktay Sinanoğlu, youngest full Professor in Yale’s 20th-century history
  • Ataç İmamoğlu, physicist


  • Ozlem Ayduk, social psychologist at U.C. Berkeley
  • Peter Harzem, Professor of Psychology at Auburn University
  • Alev Erisir, Professor of Psychology and the Department Chair at the University of Virginia
  • Vamık Volkan,[9]Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia,





  • Elza Erkip, Professor and wireless technology researcher at New York University
  • Selda Gunsel, Vice President (VP) for Global Commercial Technology at Royal Dutch Shell
  • Turgay Üzer, Professor Emeritus at Georgia Institute of Technology[8]
  • Asuman Özdağlar, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Canan Dağdeviren, assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)




  • Leila Ahmed, Professor of Women’s Studies in Religion at Harvard Divinity School[3]










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