Professor Umran S. Inan
President Koc University, Turkey
Professor Umran S. Inan received his BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, USA.
He is currently the President of Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey. He served for many years as a Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Director of the Space, Telecommunications, and Radioscience Laboratory at Stanford University.
Professor Inan is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrıcal and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), a Fellow of American Physical Society (APS), and is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and the Electromagnetics Academy.
He has served as the Chair of the U.S. National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) and the International Chair of Commission H (Waves in Plasmas) of URSI and is currently serving as the Vice President of URSI.
He was the recipient of the 2007 Stanford University Allan V. Cox Medal for Faculty Excellence in Fostering Undergraduate Research; the 1998 Stanford University Tau Beta Pi Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching; several Group Achievement Awards from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the European Space Agency; the Antarctic Service Medal of the U.S., with an Antarctic Mountain named “Inan Peak” in his honor; and the 2008 Appleton Prize from URSI and the Royal Society.
Professor Inan recently received 2010 Special Science Award from the Scientific and Technological Research Council (TUBITAK) of Turkey, and was elected as a Member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA).