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mertgur

Assist. Prof. Dr. Mert Gur was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1983. He earned his PhD degree in Computational Science and Engineering at Koç University in 2010 and his Bachelor’s degree from the Department of Mechanical engineering Department at Middle East Technical University in 2006.  Immediately following his graduation, he was awarded the position of a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Computational and Systems Biology at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine.  During his time in this position, he became jointly appointed as a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science, Swanson School of Engineering at University of Pittsburgh. In 2014 he joined the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2015 Mert Gur was appointed as a Faculty member at the rank of assistant professor in the ITU Faculty/School of Mechanical Engineering. He worked as a visiting faculty scholar in the Department of Computational and Systems Biology at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine during summer 2016. Mert Gur performed research as a visiting scholar in the Chemistry Department at University of California, Berkeley throughout summer 2017. His research interests are in the areas of (i) Biomolecular machines and motors, (ii) Computational simulation and modeling, (iii) Molecular Dynamics Simulations, (iv) Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics, (v) Drug Design, (vi) Protein engineering and (vii) Food Drying.  So far he has published a book chapter and 21 journal papers including Nature, Nature Communications, JBC, JCP, BJ, EBioMedicine and PLoS Bio. Mert Gur joined the editorial board of Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling in 2016. Mert Gur was elected to receive the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) Outstanding Young Scientist (GEBİP) Award in 2016. In 2018 Mert Gur was appointed as the Vice Dean of the İstanbul Technical University, Graduate School of Science Engineering and Technology.

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