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
(UMRAM) 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.
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