Mehmet Ali Alpar#


Mehmet Ali Alpar
Email:alpar 'at' sabanciuniv.edu
Membership Number:3257
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:TURKEY
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:malpar
Homepage: http://myweb.sabanciuniv.edu/alpar





Present and Previous Positions
  • since 1999 Professor, Sabancı University
  • 2004-2010 Director, Foundations Development Program, Sabancı University
  • 1990-1999 Professor, Physics Dept., Middle East Technical University
  • 1988-1989 Visiting Res. Assoc.Professor of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 1985-1989 Research Scientist, Physics Dept., Research Institute for Basic Sciences, Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)
  • 1983-1985 Visiting Res.Asst. Professor, Physics Dept.,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 1982 Research Associate, Astronomy Dept., Columbia University
  • Feb.1978 - Dec.1981 Instructor, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
  • Aug.1977- Feb.1978 Research Associate, Physics Dept., Princeton University

Fields of Scholarship

  • Neutron Stars:
    • Structure and dynamics
    • Evolution
    • Superfluidity and superconductivity
    • Accretion and accretion disks
  • Pulsars:
    • Timing and glitches
    • Evolution of millisecond pulsars
  • Fallback Disks:
    • Evolution of young neutron stars

Honours and Awards
  • 2003 Best Teacher Award, Sabancı University, elected by the first Graduating Class
  • 1994 Mustafa Parlar Award of the Middle East Technical University for Best Teachers, elected by the Graduating Class
  • 1993 Elected member of The Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA; founded 1993)
  • 1992 Science Prize jointly awarded by TÜBİTAK and the Third World Academy of Sciences (the TÜBİTAK Science Prize is the most prestigious prize awarded to scientists in Turkey)
  • 1988 Sedat Simavi Award of the Newspaper 'Hürriyet', Physical Sciences
  • 1986 Encouragement Prize awarded by TÜBİTAK. The Encouragement and Science Prizes of TÜBİTAK and the Sedat Simavi Award comprise the three major national prizes for scientists in Turkey

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