I recently begin a postdoctoral position at TÜBİTAK National Observatory. I will work photometric and spectroscopic evolution of classical and recurrent novae to deeper understanding the structure and organisation of these systems using the good quality data from small-medium sized telescopes. I am also interested to take part in observational studies on AGNs, supernovae, and the target of opportunity observations...
Throughout my post-graduate studies, my research has been focused mainly on understanding the structure and the nature of cataclysmic variables/novae as well as on their formation and evolution in the Milky Way. Therefore, I developed new approaches to obtain their distances, which is critical to determine astrophysical parameters of any object, and investigated the spatial evolution of these systems in the Galaxy. As a researcher who works intensely on data analysis, I have a number of different projects that make use of large datasets such as 2MASS, WISE, VISTA VVV, GAIA, etc.
My pure interest towards astronomy lead me to have experience on ground based telescopes and in data analyzing. I am always willing to learn new computational techniques and tools that provide me to use various programming languages e.g. Python, Sql, IRAF, and various softwares. Besides, I can easily apply my knowledge in analytical and statistical methods (e.g. applied mathematics, Bayesian approach, Markov chain) to any programming code.
PI: "Optical and near-IR spectrophotometric evolution of classical and recurrent novae"
CoI: "Monitoring the multiwavelength variability of X-ray sources"
(PI: T. Güver)
PI: "Interstellar Reddening Measurements of Galactic Novae"
CoI: "Monitoring transit of the selected Exoplanets"
(PI: T. Ak)
CoI: "Monitoring transit of the Cataclysmic variables"
(PI: T. Ak)
Spectroscopic follow-up of Galactic novae
UBV photometry of open cluster, NGC 6819 (as a co-observer)
Apart from being a researcher, I enjoy most of my time being outdoors. During the warmer months, I enjoy camping, trekking and swimming. I always look for opportunity to travel abroad and sightseeing. Photography is one of my passion. I enjoy stargazing for long time, and photographing star trailers. Taking pictures for no one other than myself is highly rewarding, soul filling, and fun!
When forced indoors, I follow a number of sci-fi and fantasy genre movies and television shows, and spend my time playing computer games.
I have 5 referred publications in international journals, 3 of which are first author. My Hirsch index is 4; the total number of citations is 24 (sources: NASA/ADS)