Prof. Dr. Ahmet Arif ERGİN has been appointed as the TÜBİTAK President at the end of the prescribed period according to Article 5 of TÜBİTAK Law No 278. The decision regarding appointment of Prof. Dr. Ahmet Arif ERGİN for the TÜBİTAK Presidency has been published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Turkey.
Prof. Dr. Arif ERGİN, who was born in 1970 in Ankara, received his bachelor degree in Electric and Electronical Engineering at Middle East Technical University (METU), master and doctoral degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering at University of Illinois, Urbana – Champain (USA).
He carried out his academic life in Gebze Technical University (Gebze Institute of Technology with the former name). He has served in various positions in this University including his vice presidency. He performed as a part time lecturer at Bahçeşehir University and Naval Academy. Up to now, Prof. ERGİN has written 3 book chapters, 35 international articles and more than 50 statements and he has educated 18 master degree and 8 doctoral degree students. He has established and run the first electromagnetic outdoor measurement field of Turkey in Gebze Technical University. He took part in many projects such as MİLGEM, SOM and National Warrior Plane with his scientific studies as a radar wave and acoustical engineering expert.
Prof. ERGİN, firstly started his career in Engineering in ASELSAN and held various positions as Senior Researcher and Chief Scientist since 2001 for the militarian and civil projects in TÜBİTAK Gebze Campus. Moreover, he contributed the projects conducted by the TAI, Roketsan, Yonca Onuk and TÜBİTAK SAGE. He also held administrative and professional positions in different companies in Technoparks in accordance with the Law on Technology Development Zones.
Prof. ERGİN was appreciated as the awardee of The Young Scientists Award Programme (GEBIP) by Turkish Academy of Sciences (2007), TÜBİTAK Science Incentive Award (2008) and Undergraduate Educator Award of the Year by the Gebze Institute of Technology (2008).
Prof. ERGİN has worked as President of TÜBİTAK BİLGEM and the Chairman of the Executive Board of TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Centre Technopolis since February 2014.