Address

Aysel Sabuncu Beyin Arastirmalari Merkezi
Bilkent University
Bilkent, Ankara, 06800, Turkey

Contact Information

Call: +90 312 290 3272 (UMRAM) or 1161 (EEE)

Email: ergin.atalar@bilkent.edu.tr

Research Interests

  • MRI Hardware
  • MRI Software

Ergin Atalar

◾ Director of UMRAM
◾ Professor of Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Bilkent University

Biography

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 RadiologyBiomedical 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.

Education

  1. 1991

    Ph. D.

    Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
  2. 1987

    M. S.

    Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
  3. 1985

    B. S.

    Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Professional Appointments

  1. 2009-...
    Acting Director
    National Magnetic Resonance Research Center (UMRAM), Ankara, Turkey
  2. 2005-2011
    Vice Chair
    Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University
  3. 2005-...
    Adjunct Professor
    Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  4. 2004-...
    Professor
    Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University
  5. 2002-2004
    Visiting Professor
    Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University
  6. 2004-2005
    Professor
    Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  7. 2003-2005
    Joint Appointment
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  8. 1998-2004
    Associate Professor
    Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Awards & Prizes

  • 2016
    Fellow
    National Academy of Inventors
  • 2013
    Member
    Academia Europaea
  • 2012
    Member
    Science Academy, Turkey
  • 2011
    Fellow
    ISMRM
  • 2006
    Science Award
    TUBITAK