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He was born in 1969 in Samsun / Terme / Yukarı Söğütlü Village. He finished primary school at Yukarı Söğütlü Village Primary School, and secondary and high school at Terme High School (1985). He completed his undergraduate education in Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of History at Elazig Fırat University (1990). He worked as a history teacher at Samsun Salıpazarı High School from 1991 to 1993. Between the same years, he completed his master’s degree at Institute of Social Sciences, Department of History at Ondokuz Mayıs University. He was appointed as a research assistant to the History Department of Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, by winning the “Examination for Candidates for Postgraduate Education Abroad (1993-YLS)” held by ÖSYM (Student Selection and Placement Exam) in 1993. He went to Germany to do his doctorate in 1994 as a requirement of the relevant exam. In 1999, he completed his doctorate in Berlin Humboldt University (Germany) Institute of History, Department of Modern and Modern History, and returned to Turkey. He became an assistant professor in 2003 and an associate professor in 2005 in the field of Modern and Modern History at the Faculty of Science and Letters of Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University. In 2009, he transferred to Çankırı Karatekin University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of History.

He was among the founders of Çankırı Karatekin University by taking part in various units in the establishment structuring. He held administrative positions such as Head of Department, Deputy Head of Department, Head of Department, Deputy Dean. He became a Professor in 2010. He then served as the Vice Rector (2010-2011) and the founding Dean of the Faculty of Literature (2010-2016) at Çankırı Karatekin University. In 2019, he was transferred to Samsun University, Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Department of History. He participated in the studies of the Eighth Five-Year Development Plan and was a member of the Social Affairs Subcommittee of the Special Specialization Commission on Relations with Turkey, Turkic Republics and Regional Countries. Between 2000 and 2001, he worked as a project assistant in the project “Social and Economic History of Tokat According to the Sharia Registries-Şer’iye Sicilleri (1771-1840)” supported by the Gaziosmanpaşa University Research Fund Accounting Office. Again from 2002 to 2005, he carried out the Advanced Research Project “Social and Economic History of Black Sea Cities (1785-1840) I: Tokat-Trabzon-Samsun” supported by the State Planning Organization. He has articles published in international and national journals, book chapters and symposium papers on Ottoman city history, the history of modernization, Ottoman-German military and economic relations. In addition, He has 3 books named as “Sections from the Life of a Notable Ayanı: Zile Ayanı İlbaşıoğlu Küçük Ahmed Ağa” (Ayan: landed proprietor in ottoman empire), “History of Central Black Sea Cities I: Tokat (1771-1853)” and “Die europäische Finanzkontrolle im Osmanischen Reich von 1908 bis 1914” (PhD Thesis, Berlin 1999). He participated in panels, conferences, meetings and local TV talks on various subjects.

He is married and has three children. He is still working as a professor at Samsun University, Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Department of History. He was appointed as the Advisor to the Rector of Samsun University on 12.02.2021.



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Melahat Cihan graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Aerospace Engineering in 2008. She received her master’s degree in 2011 and doctorate degree in 2017 from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering. She worked as a research assistant at the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association between 2011-12 and Anadolu University between 2012-17. Since January 2018, she continues to work as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Space Engineering, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Samsun University.

She took part in the İTÜupSAT-1 satellite project, one of Turkey’s first satellites, which was completed in ITU-Space Systems Design and Test Laboratory and launched from India in September 2009, and worked on structural design and tests in this project. Between 2010-11, she completed the satellite structural design task in the İTÜupSAT-II project carried out by the İTÜ-Control and Avionics Laboratory. She participated in the first rocket competition held in Turkey in 2018 as an academic advisor with her students. They took the second place in the high altitude category with the Kızılırmak rocket. Her areas of expertise are in the dynamic instability of rockets, rocket propulsion systems and the design of spacecraft. 


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He graduated from Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture (2000). With his thesis titled “Form, Function, Structure and Meaning Analysis in Turgut Cansever Projects in the Context of Architectural Autonomy and Civilization Self-Comprehension Concepts” (2005), which he completed at the Institute of Science of the same university, he became a master architect and  he received his doctorate degree (2009) with his thesis titled ” Architect Mehmed Ağa and His World: An Experiment to Make Sense of 16th and 17th Century Ottoman Mentality Patterns and Architecture Through Risâle-i Mi‘mâriyye”.

He worked as a research assistant at Karadeniz Technical University (2001-2009), as a faculty member at Mardin Artuklu University (2009-2015), Fatih Sultan Mehmet Foundation University (2015-2018) and Istanbul Şehir University (2018-2020). He carried out the establishment studies of the Architecture Faculties of Mardin Artuklu and Istanbul Şehir Universities, and held various administrative positions. He is still working at Samsun University, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Department of Architecture.

Understanding and Construction: The Two Planes of Turgut Cansever Architecture (Classical: Istanbul 2009, 2019), Trabzon City Heritage: Place-Building-Memory (with D. İ. Tuluk, Classic: Istanbul 2010, Trabzon Metropolitan Municipality: Trabzon 2021), Ümraniye During the period of Republic: Urbanization, Society, Economy and Management II (with Y. Uğur et al., Ümraniye Municipality: Istanbul 2019), Trabzon Urban Cultural Heritage Inventory (with H. Özen et al., Trabzon Governorship: Trabzon 2010) ) are his main books. In addition, he was the editor of the Horizon City: In the Footsteps of Turgut Cansever (Classic: Istanbul 2016) and An Architectural Experience: Neighborhood in Trabzon and Sarayevo / Jedan Graditelski Pokusaj: Mahale u Trabzonu i Sarajevu (Nuans: Istanbul 2007) from the Ancient Age to the XXI. The 8th volume of the work titled “Architecture” (İSAM – İBB Kültür AŞ.: İstanbul 2015), the special issue of “Turkish Architecture History” of the Turkish Studies Literature Review (7/13, 2009/1), and the special issue of “Turgut Cansever” (p. 12, December 2018 – March 2019, together with A. Arlı).

He continues his academic studies in subjects and areas such as architectural historiography, architecture in Islamic geography, and Ottoman architecture in the 16-17. Centuries, Architectural theories and practices in the 20th-21st centuries, Turgut Cansever, “horizon city”, city history of Trabzon, Mardin and Istanbul.