Prof. Dr. Aytül Erçil
Vistek Isra Vision
Secrets of Success in Entrepreneurship
Prof. Dr. Aytül Erçil is one of the pioneer researchers in sight and pattern recognition subjects with over 25 years of experience. Prof. Dr. Erçil graduated from Robert College High School, Boğaziçi University's Electric and Mathematics Departments with undergraduate degrees. Then she got her master's degree and doctorate from Brown University, Department of Applied Mathematics.
She worked in General Motors Research Labs as a senior research scientist and as a staff research scientist for 5 years. She received several awards such as the International Success Award and the EUREKA Success Story. She is also the founding president of TOTİAD – Turkish Pattern Recognition and Image Analyses Foundation.
Prof. Dr. Erçil worked as a researcher and project manager for several international projects (NATO, FP4, EUREKA, NSF, FP6, and FP7). She was chosen to represent Turkey as a “national expert” for FP7 and won the Endeavor entrepreneur of the year by International Endeavor Organization.
Prof. Dr. Alim Rüstem Aslan
Prof. Dr. Eşref Adalı
Prof. Dr. Gültekin Göller
Prof. Dr. Ali Göktan
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu
Filiz Karaosmanoglu graduated from Istanbul Technical University (ITU) as a Chemical Engineer in 1982. Karaosmanoğlu got her MSc and PhD degrees from ITU and completed her postdoctoral studies in Mechanical Engineering Department of Canada Nova Scotia Technical University. Prof.Karaosmanoglu, who got the title of Associate Professor in 1993 in Energy Technologies Discipline of Chemical Engineering, is working for Chemical Engineering Department of ITU. Prof.Karaosmanoglu carried out the tasks of the founding Vice Rector of Yalova University and the founding Head of Energy Systems Engineering Department of Engineering Faculty between the years of 2008 and 2012. F.Karaosmanoglu’s main research area is biofuel technologies, and she has been working on the subjects of environmentally friendly lubricating oil technologies, waste recycling and life cycle assessment with the top title of cleaner production technologies. Writing on the “Sustainable Life” column of Dunya newspaper, Enerji-Petrol-Gaz and Gas&Power journals, and actively taking part in various non-governmental organizations, particularly in Sustainable Production and Consumption Association (SPCA), Prof.Karaosmanoglu is striving for the subjects of sustainable production-consumption-service and renewable energy applications.
Prof. Dr. Erdem Görgün
Prof. Dr. Metin Gökaşan
Prof. Dr. İnci Çilesiz
Prof. Dr. Mustafa İnsal
Assist. Prof. Dr. Berk Üstündağ
Dr. Mücella Kayakıran
Entrepreneurship Adventures / Product Development
Kayakıran was born in 1953. After graduating from Ege University's School of Economics and Commercial Sciences Faculty, she finished her doctorate in 1980 at Karlsruhe Technical University, Germany. She worked as a chief researcher and marketing manager at Evma A.Ş. In 1989 she established Elsim A.Ş. with her husband Hasan Bahri Kayakıran. They also established EMFMotors with their children. EMFMotor is working on synchronous torque motors, and manufacturing one of the most efficient motors in the world with motor physics called LiProKa. She is still working as an executive in EMFMotors. She is married with 2 children.