The results TÜBİTAK 2247-A National Leader Researchers Program 2021 have been announced where 31 of 113 projects will receive support. Koç University has once again received the largest number of projects (9 out of 31), repeating its leadership from last year, where 8 projects were supported.

Koç University Faculty Members and their projects, who are to receive a total of 9,144,800 TL support under the 2021 TÜBİTAK National Leading Researchers Program, are listed as follows:

Assoc. Prof. Nurcan Tunçbağ

Assoc. Prof. Nurcan Tunçbağ (Chemical and Biological Engineering and School of Medicine) “OMIC-NET” Project

Prof. Sinem Çöleri

Prof. Sinem Çöleri (Electrical and Electronics Engineering), “Machine Learning and Extreme Value Theory based Ultra Reliable Communication for Wireless Control Systems” Project

Assoc. Prof. Sedat Nizamoğlu

Assoc. Prof. Sedat Nizamoğlu (Electrical and Electronics Engineering), “Near Infrared Sensitive, Quantum Dot Based and Hydrogel-integrated Capacitive Optoelectronic Biointerfaces for Cardiac Cell Stimulation” Project

Asst. Prof. Safacan Kölemen

Asst. Prof. Safacan Kölemen (Chemistry), “Tumor Targeted in vivo Chemiluminescence Imaging Studies by Utilizing Selective Metabolic Glycan Labellin” Project

Prof. Kamil Yılmaz

Prof. Kamil Yılmaz (Economics), “Inflation Connectedness and the Gravity Model” Project

Prof. Öznur Özkasap

Prof. Öznur Özkasap (Computer Engineering), “SynergyNet: Internet of Energy with Blockchain, Smart Contract and Federated Learning” Project

Assoc. Prof. Önder Metin

Assoc. Prof. Önder Metin (Chemistry), “Two-Dimensional Semiconductor Pnictogens: Next-Generation Photocatalysts for Solar-Driven Sustainable Organic Transformations” Project

Assoc. Prof. Ertuğrul Başar

Assoc. Prof. Ertuğrul Başar (Electrical and Electronics Engineering), “Deep Learning-Based Next-Generation Wireless Communication Systems” Project

Prof. Tevfik Tamer Önder

Prof. Tevfik Tamer Önder (School of Medicine), “Identification Of Epigenetic Factors Important For Human Naive Pluripotent Stem Cell Generation” Project