We remember Prof. Dr. Mustafa N. Parlar (1925-1980with respect)…

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Parlar, took his office as Education Director after the Middle East Technical University was founded in 1956 and he served as founder dean of Faculty of Engineering. Middle East Technical University, in particular the Faculty of Engineering was shaped by our lecturer Parlar’s contribution which reflects his belief and hope for the future of the young Turkish Republic in the light of science. We have lost Prf. Dr. Mustafa Parlar in his young age in 19th December, 1980. He serves as a model with his researches for the young generation where he pioneered the change with scientific sense of thought and opened the path for the researches whom he lectured.

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Parlar, was a social driver for the technologies which support the industry, he promoted and provided beneficial information and skills in order to allow the new generations gain such skills. Briefly he lead the way for his students with the sense of ‘university for society’. We remember our Parlar lecturer with love and respect who; in his short term of life he inspired us with his dreams, deep interest in engineering, hardworking and successes.

Each year our Foundation receives applications for Science, Service and Research Encourage Awards in order to emphasize the importance he attached to scientific production and generalization of related information. For 2022 numerous valued application is received.  We sincerely congratulate these respected scientists who received awards.

The declaration of awardees are delayed due to the catastrophe being experienced in our country and awarding schedule shall be published in our website in due course.  Thank you for your understanding.

AWARDS for 2022


  • Prof. Dr. Zeki Kaya – METU, Molecular  Biology and Genetics


  • Prof. Dr. Uğur Halıcı – METU, Electric-Electronic Engineering
  • Prof. Dr. Ümit Kızıloğlu – METU, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Informatics, Computer, internet


  • Prof. Dr. Sevil Acar – Boğaziçi University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Evren Mutlugün – Abdullah Gül University, Nanotechnology
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Erçin Ersundu – Yıldız Technical University, Material and Metallurgical Engineering
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ercan Kılıçarslan – Uşak University, Physics
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şiir Kılkış – TÜBİTAK, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology Engineering
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Damla Eroğlu Pala – Boğaziçi University, Chemical Engineering
  • Assoc.Prof. Dr. Mehmet Yağmurcukardeş – İzmir High Technology Institute, Physics
  • Lecturer Dr. Ogün Adebali – Sabancı University, Molecular Biology and Genetic
  • Lecturer Dr. Fatih İnci – Bilkent University, Health Sciences and Medical
  • Lecturer Dr. Adnan Kefal – Sabancı University, Mechanical Engineering
  • Lecturer Dr. Mehmet Cengiz Onbaşlı – Koç University, Electric-Electronic Engineering
  • Lecturer Dr. Halil Ersin Söken – METU, Aircraft-Aviation-Space Engineering
  • Lecturer Dr. Onur Varol – Sabancı University, Computer Sciences and Engineering


  • Prof. Dr. Sreeparna Banerjee – METU, Biological Sciences Department


  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Süleyman Kürşat Çınar – METU, Political Science and Public Administration Department.
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr Elif Çalamak Karslı – METU, Basic Education Department
  • Lecturer Dr. Pınar Ekin – METU, Department of Architect
  • Lecturer Dr. Çiğdem Toparlı – METU, Department of Metallurgy and Material Engineering