2017 News

Two TASSA Board members are elected to Science Academy in Turkey : Mehmet Toner and Aydoğan Özcan:

Congratulations to two members of the TASSA board, Prof. Mehmet Toner of Harvard University and Prof. Aydoğan Özcan of University of California at Los Angeles, who are elected as full members of the Science Academy in Turkey on December 2nd, 2017.   full story

TASSA participated at the 2017 European Research Day (ERD)

TASSA participated at the 2017 European Research Day (ERD) held on 21 September in Washington DC. ERD is an event organized by EURAXESS North America where European and non-European researchers meet,   full story

TASSA'18 Conference Date Changed

TASSA'18 Conference will be held on June 2-3, 2018 in Boston, MA at the Boston University. The conference chair will be Dr. Selim Ünlü, Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University.   full story

TASSA President Visits Three Universities in Istanbul

TASSA President, Haluk Unal, visited three universities during his visit to Istanbul in October.   full story

Melik Demirel on Revolutionary Properties of Evolutionary Materials

Recent advances in the nanotechnology of materials combined with parallel improvements in biotechnology and synthetic biology, have demonstrated that we can achieve more complex biomimetic materials with properties engineered precisely to optimize performance.   full story

Meet the Yellow Box©: New Lab Space at MIT Media Lab

YellowBox© is the first-of-its-kind cleanroom built inside the Media Lab, and the key facility to accomplish the Conformable Decoders group's research endeavors, which is directed by Canan Dagdeviren.   full story

Science Cartoon Fall 2017

History of Science by Ergun Akleman   full story

Meet our Institutional Member: Istanbul Medipol University

Established 2009 Type: Foundation University Foundation Turkey Education, Health, and Research Foundation (TESA) Rector: Prof. Dr. Sabahattin Aydın   full story

Young Scientist of the Month: Funda Durupinar Babur

My journey to become a computer scientist started early in my life. I was inclined towards math and science. That and my fascination with video games –not just playing them but understanding their design and graphics steered me towards the decision to study computer engineering as a major.   full story

Writing in Turkish with US keyboard is easier with Yazgaç

Typing in Turkish using the standard English keyboard has been an ever-present challenge for Turkish-Americans. In fact, this problem has been around for so long that most fellow expats have adapted to reading and writing in Turkish sans the special Turkish letters (ç,ı,ş,ğ,ü,ö), and instead replace them with the closest versions available on the US keyboard layout, which are without dots (c, i, s, g, u, o).   full story

New Industrial Property Law in Turkey

The new Industrial Property (IP) Law entered into force on January 10, 2017 in Turkey and the regulations regarding this law published on September 28, 2017.   full story