Prof. Dr. Iskender Yilgör Iskender Yilgör received his BS, MS and Ph. D. Degrees in Chemistry Department, at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He was a visiting scientist at Virginia Tech from 1980 to 1985. Then he worked at Thoratec Labs, Berkeley, CA and Goldschmidt Chemical Corp., Hopewell, VA, as Vice President of R&D. In 1994 Dr. Yilgör joined Koç University (KU), as the founding member of the Chemistry Department, where he is currently a Professor. At KU he established Polymer Research Laboratories and the Surface Science and Technology Center (KUYTAM). He also served as the founding Director of KU Health Sciences Institute (2011-2013) and was a member of Tübitak Science Board (2009-2013).
Prof. Yilgör has published over 100 refereed articles in polymer science. He is also a coinventor in 10 US and European patents. Prof. Yilgör is the recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to Polymer Science, including the 2003 TUBITAK Science Award.