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Dr. Gürsel Sönmez Research Award


Dr. Gürsel Sönmez joined Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences in September 2004 as a faculty member. On January 16, 2006, we lost him in an unfortunate traffic accident. His very short but extremely bright academic life includes quite prodigious contributions to science.

In order to memorize Dr. Gursel Sonmez and have his valuable achievements inspire people once again, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences honors one graduate student each year with "Dr. Gursel Sonmez Research Award".

Those Ph.D. students who graduated in the last two academic years, or expected to graduate within an academic year can be nominated for the award. A student can nominate herself/himself or she/he can be nominated by a Sabancy University faculty member.

An application has to be related to a research study. It usually is related to a Ph.D. thesis work, however, it can also be related to a journal or conference publication, or to a patent, or simply to a set of results from an unpublished research study. The application has to be made to the Dean's Office of Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences with the following documents:

  • A recent CV of the applicant which includes a list of the academic studies.
  • A summary of the study to which the application is related.
  • A hard copy of the related publication or research study results
  • The deadline for the application to this award is announced every year by the Dean's Office of Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences.
  • The award can be presented to multiple recipients in which case the award money is shared equally among the recipients.

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