Prof. Dr. Hasan MANDAL, President

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Prof. Hasan MANDAL

Prof. Hasan MANDAL was born in Eskişehir in 1965. He received his education at Yunusemre Primary School, Atatürk Secondary School and Vocational High School on Engines and Motors. Professor Mandal received his bachelor’s degree from the Department of Metallurgical Engineering at Middle East Technical University as an honour student in 1987, and his PhD degree from Newcastle University, United Kingdom in 1992. He completed his post-doctoral studies at Newcastle University, United Kingdom during 1992-1994, and at Karlsruhe University, Germany in 1997-1998.      

In 1994, he started his academic career as an Assistant Professor in the department of Ceramic Engineering at Anadolu University. He achieved Associate Professor status in 1996 and tenured Professor status in 2001. Prof. Hasan Mandal has more than 140 published studies, 70 of them are published in SCI journals, as well as 6 international patents. He has an H-index of 16 and has been cited approximately 1200 times. Prof. Hasan Mandal has been granted various national and international awards, including the TUBITAK Science Award. He is currently a member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA), World Academy of Ceramics (WAC) and Academia Europaea (AE).      

Prof. Hasan Mandal served as the Director of Research and Graduate Policies (RGP) between the years of 2011-2015 and, at the same time, was appointed as Vice Rector of Sabancı University in January 2012.               

He also served as the President of the Global Engineering Deans Council, the first Vice President of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, the President of European Ceramic Society, the Vice President of Anadolu University and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Anadolu University, the Chairperson of Turkish Engineering Deans Council, Board Member in both ATAP and GOSP Technoparks, Board Member in Inovent Innovative Ventures, Board Member in BOREN and Executive Board Member at TUBITAK’s Technology Transfer Mechanisms Support Group (TEMEG) and TUBITAK’s Engineering Research Group (MAG).  

Prof. Hasan Mandal was appointed as a member of YÖK (Council of Higher Education) on March 25, 2015. He was elected to the Executive Board of YÖK on April 1, 2015 and as the Deputy Chairman of YÖK on July 21, 2016. Prof. Hasan Mandal served in these positions until January 12, 2018 and as Deputy Rector of Sabancı University from January 12 to February 22, 2018.               

He was assigned as the President of TUBITAK on February 22, 2018.

Prof. Hasan MANDAL was appointed as a member of the Science, Technology and Innovation Policies Council on October 8, 2018 and he has assumed the duty of acting president on November 1, 2018. He was elected as the board member of the Council of Higher Education on April 27,2019.



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