57th General Assembly of TÜBA
The 57th General Assembly of TÜBA was held online on 26 December 2020. During the General Assembbly, 5 TÜBA Council Members and 28 New TÜBA Members were elected.
As a result of the voting with the participation of 134 Academy members; Prof. Dr. Mehmet Emin Aydin, Prof. Dr. Fatih Gültekin, Prof. Dr. Kadriye Arzum Erdem Gürsan, Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Kılıç and Prof. Dr. Bekir Salih were elected as TÜBA Council Member.
According to recommendation of the Academy Members, TÜBA International Academy Award winner Prof. Dr. Adrian Bejan, Nanjing University Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Shuanggen Jin was named as TÜBA Honorary Member.
Prof. Dr. Erdal Arıkan from Bilkent University, TÜBA International Academy Award winner and Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Arslan from Istanbul University, TÜBA International Academy Award winner and Prof. Dr. Cenk Ayata form Massachusetts General Hospital, Prof. Dr. Dr. Pınar Bilgin from Bilkent University. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Bulut from Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Prof. Dr. Hilmi Volkan Demir from Bilkent University. Prof. Dr. Bilge Demirköz from from METU, Prof. Dr. Oktay Duman TOBB University, Prof. Dr. İlhami Gülçin from Atatürk University, Prof. Dr. Kadir Mutlu Hayran from Hacettepe University, Prof. Dr. Muhsin Kar from Niğde Ömer Halisdemir, Prof. Dr. Tanju Karanfil from Clemson University, Prof. Dr. Halit Keskin from Yıldız Teknik University, Prof. Dr. Alper Kiraz from Koç University, Prof. Dr. Atıf Koca from Marmara University, Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu from İstanbul Technical University, Prof. Dr. Hamza Kurt from TOBB University, Prof. Dr. Mahmut Özacar from Sakarya University, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Akif Öztürk from Gazi University, Prof. Dr. Hakan Parlakpınar from İnönü University, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Soylak from Erciyes University, Prof. Dr. Ekrem Tatoğlu from İbn Haldun University and Prof. Dr. Mustafa Tüzen from Gaziosmanpaşa University were elected as TÜBA Principle Member.
Prof. Dr. Ali Koşar from Sabancı University, Prof. Dr. Ali Rıza Yıldız from Bursa Uludağ University and Prof. Dr. Mehmet Zahmakıran from Van Yüzüncüyıl University were elected TÜBA Associate Member.
Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Şeker TÜBA President said: "I congratulate the new members of our academy and I believe that we will undertake important works in cooperation for our country and the world together."
Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Şeker congratulated TÜBA Council Members elected as a result of the voting held in the General Assembly and new TÜBA Members elected and said that I believe that we will achieve important successes in cooperation for our country and the world.
General Assembly Message from the Nobel Prize winner and TÜBA Honorary Member Prof. Aziz Sancar to the TÜBA members
TÜBA Principal Prof. Member Tayfun Özçelik shared the message sent by TÜBA Member Prof. Aziz Sancar to be read at the General Assembly in his conference titled "COVID-19 and International Cooperation". “Dear TÜBA President and Academy Members; Thank you very much for your interest and appreciation in me. Turkey and the biggest Turkish world is grateful to you because of the contributions each of you makes in your field for the development of science in your country. I hope Turkey will take its deserved place in the world of science in 2023, thanks to you and young scientists trained by you. I wish you continued success, congratulate your new year, and present my love and greetings.”
TÜBA Principal Member Prof. Tayfun Özçelik pointed out that "The world has entered into an unprecedented scientific cooperation for the solution of all problems."
TÜBA Principal Member Prof. Tayfun Özçelik pointed out that "The world has entered into unprecedented scientific cooperation for the solution of all problems. Being together, albeit online, is a happy development in this period where the global pandemic is accelerating. We have once again seen that science is the most important tool in overcoming the challenges facing humanity today. We need to emphasize the importance of science, art, and philanthropy that inspire all of us and make us hope for the future at a time when the coronavirus makes its profound effects. The ongoing pandemic once again showed us how our living conditions can undergo a sudden and fundamental change. At the same time, it has reminded us that science is the only solution to the serious problems we face. It has shown that a fundamental understanding of coronavirus biology is the only way to succeed in the global fight against COVID-19 disease." Prof. Özçelik has concluded his conference by explaining the latest scientific developments on the COVID-19 pandemic.