I obtained an MSc. degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. I was a member of Bogazici University Space Technologies Laboratory (BUSTLab) as a research assistant. I worked on Hall effect thrusters, which utilize electric and magnetic fields to extract ions from a plasma discharge. My thesis focused on Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Cathode Position on HK40 Hall Effect Thruster Performance and Cathode Coupling“. I published articles at the related conferences.

Now, I am a PhD student in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at University of Notre Dame. I am working on plasma-surface interactions. I have immense curiosity on going further in space. I’m mostly interested in plasma physics and its applications, besides physics of future and human of future.