Ilhan Aksay, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and associated faculty in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been elected as a primary member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA). TÜBA is an autonomous body which determines its organizational structure and activities on the principle of scientific merit. The Academy strives to promote adoption of and strict adherence to scientific ethics both by its own members and by the whole of the Turkish scientific community; freedom of expression; culture of debate; and the integration of the Turkish science with the international scientific community. TÜBA has a total of 135 members. Professor Aksay is also a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE). The TÜBA press release (in Turkish) may be found here.
(Posted December 7, 2010)