Haydar Celik joined the Sheikh Zayed Institute as an assistant professor to work on the IGNITE program.
Haydar received his PhD degree from Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Turkey (2010). He worked with Ergin Atalarbetween 2002 and 2010, developing novel devices and methods for interventional magnetic resonance imaging. Immediately after graduation, he joined the Sunnybrook Science Institute Cardiovascular MRI Research Group in Toronto as a post-doctoral fellow, under mentorship of Graham Wright. Dr. Celik led a multi-disciplinary team in a pre-clinical project and introduced a non-contrast enhanced MRI method for characterization of radiofrequency ablation lesions.