2015 News

Introduction of the Board Members: Ayşe Imrohoroglu

In this issue we feature Ayşe İmrohoroğlu, Professor of Finance and Business Economics, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.   full story

Young Scholar Profile: Burhaneddin Sandıkçı

The young scholar in this issue is Burhaneddin Sandıkçı, PhD., Associate Professor of Operations Management The University of Chicago Booth School of Business   full story

A Conversation with Ali Hortaçsu

Ali Hortacsu, Ralph and Mary Otis Isham Professor of Economics, University of Chicago.   full story

Ziya Gokaslan, MD, Named Chief of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island and The Miriam Hospitals; Neurosurgery Chair at t

Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD, FACS, has been appointed chief of neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, and chairman of the department of neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, effective July 1, 2015.   full story

A First Step Towards Establishment of Insitute of Health of Turkey

A law regarding the establishment of Directorate of Health Institutes in Turkey (Türkiye Sağlık Enstitüleri Başkanlığı - TÜSEB) was published on “Resmi Gazete’. According to the law, the directorate will be affiliated with the Ministry of Health of Turkey, and will have scientific and administrative autonomy and its own budget. The physical location of the directorate will be in Istanbul.   full story

Expert Opinion: Tamay Özgökmen - Understanding the Next Big Oil Spill: Recent Research at the University of Miami

The Deepwater Horizon Spill of 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico underscored the need for informed response to such events. An integral part of that response is the prediction of the oil and gas plume evolution from the wellhead all the way to the beach. Questions such as "where will the oil go?", "how fast will it get there?" and "how much oil will get there?" arise in all major spills. The answers are important in the allocation of limited response resources and in determining the overall socio-economic impact of the spill.   full story

Turkey loses a great mind; Oktay Sinanoğlu dies at age 80.

Oktay Sinanoğlu, Professor emeritus of chemistry and molecular biophysics and biochemistry and former Yale faculty died at age 80 on April 19, 2015.   full story

TASSA Women In Science and Engineering Session at 35th Annual Turkish American Conference

At the 35th Annual Turkish American Conference, an event organized each year by the Assembly of Turkish American Associations(ATAA), TASSA convened a Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) session.   full story

Turkish Physicists Meet at 2015 APS March Meeting

American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, the largest gathering of worldwide physics community, took place in San Antonio, TX between March 2-6. During this wonderful week, a relatively small but passionate group came together for an important initiative. Approximately 40 Turkish physicists, from Turkish, American and international institutions, gathered Tuesday night to discuss the start of Turkish Physicists Network under APS.   full story

Crossing the Bridge - ERC Advanced Grants

For the researchers who plan to return to Turkey from the non-European Countries such USA, Canada, and Japan, there is an extra 1 Million Euro for their start-up activities in addition to 2,5 Million Euro of European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant.   full story

TASSA attended the Euraxess-North America Meeting

TASSA Managing Director Batuhan Osmanoglu attended the Euraxess North America meeting, hosted at the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. The meeting brought together the representatives of European science diaspora from Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Slovakia, Portugal, Belgium, Greece, and Turkey.   full story

Report: National Energy Independence Road Map for Turkey by Nejat Veziroglu

Turkey is a fast growing economy. During the last ten years, it has increased its income per capita fourfold. Since there is a close relationship between the income per capita and energy consumption per capita   full story