16 Jul 2020
Humboldt Research Award to our Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Cengiz Yıldırım
ITU Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Cengiz Yıldırım was given the Humboldt Research Award, one of Germany’s prestigious science awards, given by Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Foundation.
News: İTÜ Media and Communication Office
Prof. Dr. Cengiz Yıldırım’s project titled “Seismic hazards in the Eastern Mediterranean: Insights from coseismic shoreline deformation and tsunami deposits along the coast of Cyprus” was deemed worthy of the award. Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences faculty member Yıldırım’s fields of interest include geomorphology, active faults, coasts, glaciers, natural disasters. He has 30 scientific articles on Anatolia, Dinar Mountains (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia), South America (Patagonia) and Antarctica, all published in refereed international journals.
Humboldt Research Award
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s “Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers” is an award given to qualified and senior researchers in all disciplines for undertaking research projects within a host research institution in Germany on topics of great importance to the future development of their country and region. Applicants must have excellent qualifications, have completed their doctorate within the last 12 years and have been conducting independent research for many years, have a well-defined research profile and publications in international peer-reviewed journals proving this.
Prof. Dr. Cengiz Yıldırım
Cengiz Yıldırım was born in Bursa in 1975. He completed his primary school education at Bursa Balabanbey Primary School, his secondary and high school education at Bursa Boys’ High School. Yıldırım completed his undergraduate and master’s education at Istanbul University Department of Geography, and his Ph.D. at Istanbul Technical University Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences in 2008. During his Ph.D. he worked at General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration’s Department of Geological Studies as a geomorphologist. Between 2008-2010, he worked at German Research Center for Geosciences (Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam) and between 2010-2012 at University of Potsdam, Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, again in Germany, as a post-doc researcher. After returning to Turkey in 2012, Yıldırım started to work at Istanbul Technical University Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences as a faculty member. His research topics are geomorphology, active faults, coasts, glaciers, natural disasters, and recently Mars. Yıldırım has 30 scientific articles on Anatolia, Dinar Mountains (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia), South America (Patagonia) and Antarctica, all published in refereed international journals.