Resume

Experience

August 2009 – Present

President and CEO - Turkic American Alliance

On the spring of 2009, he was appointed by the Founding Board that consists of six federation chairmen to setup a broader umbrella organization at the Nation's Capitol, then moved to DC that summer and established Turkic American Alliance (then ATAF) on 2010.

The Turkic American Alliance is the largest national Turkic organization in the Unites States, representing six regional federations and over 200 community associations, cultural centers, business associations and education institutions. The Turkic American Alliance also functions as a powerful advocate for dialogue not only between the Turkic-American and American communities, but also between Turkic states and The United States.

3rd Annual Turkic American Convention (TAC), TAA's flagship event was held on Tuesday, March 13th at the JW Marriott in Washington DC. Leading policy makers from several countries such as, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have discussed issues focusing on energy, trade and regional development. Over 1000 people attended the event; among the guests were 8 US Senators, 40 US Representatives, 20 Members of the Turkish, Azeri and Kyrgyz Parliaments, 4 Mayors, 1 Governor, 2 Secretaries of States and 25 Ambassadors.

He is a member of White House Ethnic Committee since 2011.

2011 – 2012

Adjunct Professor - Catholic University of America

Teaching Instrumentation courses

2008 – 2009

Senior Instructor - University of Denver

Teaching engineering courses, running student labs, organizing summer Extreme Sports engineering camp

August 2005 – June 2008

Assistant Professor - Western Nevada College

Teaching engineering courses, advising students, representing Engineering Department at Academic Faculty Senate

2002 – 2005

Instructor and Researcher - University of Nevada, Reno

Teaching lower and upper level mechanical engineering courses and continuing post doctoral research

Education

2002

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

University of Nevada


1994

M.Sc. Materials Engineering

University of Southern California


1990

M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

Istanbul Technical University


1987

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

Istanbul Technical University