◾ Director of UMRAM
◾ Professor of Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Ergin Atalar was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1961. He received his B.S. degree from Bogazici University in 1985, M. S. degree from Middle East Technical University in 1987, and Ph.D. degree from Bilkent University in 1991, all in Electrical Engineering. Immediately after graduation he joined the Johns Hopkins University, where he became a Professor of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of Center for Image Guided Interventions. Currently, Dr. Atalar is a Professor of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and the Director of National Magnetic Resonance Research Center at Bilkent University. He is also a founder of MRI Interventions, Inc and Troyka Med A. S. The main research interests of Dr. Atalar are Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Image guided interventions. In 2006, Ergin Atalar won the TUBITAK science award. He is married to Selale, and the father of Melis and Deniz.