C U R R I C U L U M  VITAE

Since March 2010 Retired Professor

ozguc@boun.edu.tr

 

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Full Name                                : Dr. ATİLA  ÖZGÜÇ

 

Date and Place of Birth            : March 26, 1943 Istanbul

 

Nationality                                : Turkish

 

University Degrees

 

1 - 1971           B.S. Istanbul University, Faculty of Science.

 

 2 -1981           Ph. D. Istanbul University, Faculty of Science

 

 3 -1991           Associate Professor, Boğaziçi University (Astrophysics)

 

4 – 2007          Professor, Boğaziçi University, Geodesy Department

 

PhD Thesis Title

 

“The North-South Activity Asymmetry of Sunspot Groups”

Kandilli Observatory Publication, 1982

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Edibe Ballı

 

Scholarship and Grants:  

 

1 - September 1979                             Italian Government scholarship, awarded to

research in Rome Observatory, Rome, Italy, for one year.

 

2 -  November 1989                            Paris Observatory grant for one month to study 

                                                            solar diameter with  Danjon Astrolabe.

 

3 - January 1992                                  Cote d’Azur Observatory grant for one month to

study solar diameter with Danjon Astrolabe.

 

Record of Employment

Administrative experience:

2009 – 2010                Assistant Director, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute

 

2007 – 2010                Head of the Geodesy Department

 

2007 – 2010                Member of the executive committee, Kandilli Observatory Research Institute, Boğaziçi University  

 

1984 - 1992               Deputy director of Kandilli Observatory Research Center, Boğaziçi  University   

 

1984 – 1992                Member of the executive committee of  Kandilli Observatory Research Center, Boğaziçi University   

 

1985 – 1987                Member of the health and food commission of B.U.

 

 

Scientific experience

 

 

2004 – 2010                Member of Geodesy Department 

 

1998 – 2010                Head of the Astronomical Laboratory, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Boğaziçi University

 

1992 – 1998                Physicist, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Boğaziçi University

 

1984 - 1992                 Head of the Astronomy Department, Kandilli Observatory Research Center, Boğaziçi University   

 

1971 - 1984                 Research assistant in  Kandilli Observatory

 

1984 - 1992                 Deputy director, Kandilli Observatory Research Center, Boğaziçi University   

 

1984 – 1992                Member of the executive committee, Kandilli Observatory Research Center, Boğaziçi University   

 

 

Publications

 

90+ scientific publications in total including 44 in refereed journals cited 400+ times in major journals (according to ISI).

 

h-Index = 9

 

Research Projects :

 

1 - 1967           “Chromospheric Fine Structure” supported by Turkish Scientific and

Technical Research Council (TUBITAK) TBAG 5 (Member).

 

2 - 1986             “Solar Radio Telescope Applications”  supported by Boğaziçi University Research Fund. (Member)

 

3 - 1988           “Narrow-band Na filter for solar observations” supported by  Boğaziçi

                        University Research Fund.   (Project leader)

 

4 - 1989           “Solar Diameter measurements by using Danjon Astrolabe” supported

                        by  Bogaziçi University Research Fund. 89T1015 (Project leader)

 

5 - 1992 -93     “HF Fading Experiment in Turkey” NATO/ AGARD project with the

participation of R.A.L. (U.K), M.E.T.U (Turkey), and B.U. (Turkey) (Member)

 

6 - 1992 -95     “Prediction and Retrospective Ionospheric Modeling over Europe “

                        (PRIME) EC project COST 238 and TUBITAK-EEEAG

                        Boğaziçi University representative.

 

7 - 1993           “Support to PRIME Project I “ supported by  Boğaziçi University

                        Research Fund Project No. 93T1029. (Project leader)

 

8 - 1994           “Support to PRIME Project  II “ supported by  Boğaziçi University

                        Research Fund Project No. 94T1062. (Project leader)

 

9      1996           “Morphological Investigation of some Solar Events”  supported by 

Boğaziçi University Research Fund Project No. 96T008 (Project leader)    

 

10 - 1996-97    “Recording the Solar Observations by CCTV” supported by 

                        Boğaziçi University Research Fund Project No. 96T009 (member)

 

11 – 1998-99   “The last total solar eclipse of the millennium”, supported by

Boğaziçi University Research Fund Project No. 98HT101 (Project leader)

 

12 – 2000-01 “The magneto-optic solar filter applications”, supported by

Boğaziçi University Research Fund Project No. 00T101 (Project leader)

 

13 – 2004 – 06 “Observations of the solar atmosphere in several wavelengths and during the solar eclipses” supported by Boğaziçi University Research Fund Project No. 04S103 (Project leader).

 

14 – 2006        “Digitizing of the photospheric drawings of Kandilli Observatory” supported by Boğaziçi University Research Fund Project No. 06HT301. (Project leader).

 

1 5 – 2005 - 07ESF/COST Action 724 (Developing the scientific basis for
monitoring, modeling and predicting Space Weather).

 

16 – 2007 - 08 GÜNEŞ YATAY SELOSTASININ MODERNİZASYONU supported by Boğaziçi University Research Fund Project No. 07HT301. (Project leader).

 

17 – 2007- 10  Güneş patlama indeksi verilerinin non-lineer modellenmesi ve Boğaziçi

Üniversitesi Kandilli Rasathanesi fotosfer gözlemlerinin sayısallaştırılması.

TÜBİTAK EVRENA PROJESİ 107T878 (Project leader).

 

Governmental Projects:

1 – “The last total solar eclipse of the millennium in Turkey, 1999”

Promotion Fund of the Turkish Prime Ministry provided an endowment of 50.000 US$

 

2 – “The first total solar eclipse seen from Turkey in 21 century, March 29, 2006”.

Promotion Fund of the Turkish Prime Ministry provided an endowment of 80.000 US$

 

 

Main fields of research work:

 

1 – Solar-Terrestrial Physics (Near-Earth Space Physics, space weather, ionosphere, Satellite anomalies due to solar activity)

2 – Solar Physics, activity periodicities and effects to the Earth

3 – Cosmic Rays

 

Experimental Fıeld Studies:

 

Solar Eclipses:

1 – 29  March 2006, Total Solar Eclipse, Manavgat, Antalya, Turkey.

2 – 03 October 2005, Partial Solar Eclipse, Cengelkoy, Istanbul, Turkey.

3 – 11 August 1999, Total Solar Eclipse, Harput, Elazığ, Turkey.

4 – 29 April 1976, Annular Solar Eclipse, Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey.

 5 – 20 May 1966, Annular Solar Eclipse, Ayvalik, Balikesir, Turkey.

    

    

    

   Mercury and Venus Transits:

   1 – 07 May 2003 Mercury Transit

   2 – 06 November 1993 Mercury Transit

   3 – 13 November 1986 Mercury Transit

   4 – 09 May 1970 Mercury Transit

   5 – 08 June 2004 Venus Transit

 

  MEETINGS ORGANIZED

    

  Symposiums Organized

·        National Astronomy Meeting 1984, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul

    

·        The Last Total Solar Eclipse of the Millennium in Turkey, 13-15 August, 1999, Istanbul.

·          Annual Meeting of the Balkan, Black Sea and Caspian Sea  Regional  Network on Space Weather Studies, March 30 – April 1, 2006, Antalya, Turkey

    

   Participation in Important Scientific Conferences:

    

    20+ contribution, (see thepublication list) presented at 24 major international conferences after 1990.

    

·        STEP Symposium/5th COSPAR Colloquium Aug.24-28, 1992 U.S.A

    

·        III. Hvar Astr. Colloquium, Sep. 28-30, 1992, Croatia

    

·        “Characteristics of fading of HF signal and noise intensities on three paths between the UK and Turkey”, 7th International Ionospheric Effects Symposium, Alexandria, Virginia, USA, May 4-6,1993

    

·        First results from the transportable ionosonde campaign, Workshop on "PRIME Studies With Emphasis On TEC and Topside Modelling", COST 238/PRIME, Graz, , Austria, May 10-14, 1993.

    

·          Characteristics of fading of HF signal and noise intensities on 3 paths between the UK-Kandilli-Göztepe, 1st EURASIAN Symposium Space Science and Technologies, TÜBİTAK, Gebze, October 25-27, 1993.

    

·        IAU Colloquium No.143 June 20-25, 1993 U.S.A.

    

·        Local model of the ionosphere above Istanbul. Workshop on "Numerical Mapping and Modeling and Their Application to PRIME", COST 238/PRIME, Eindhoven, Univ. of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands, May 16-18, 1994.

    

·          The ionospheric foF2 data over İstanbul and their response to solar activity for the years 1963-1969 and 1993, 8th International Symposium on Terrestrial Physics (STEP) June 5-10, 1994.

    

·          Ionospheric variability over İstanbul, 8thInternational Symposium on Terrestrial Physics (STEP) June 5-10, 1994.

    

·        First Euroconference for Astronomy, Oct. 12-15, 1995 Prague, Czech R.

    

·        31st COSPAR Scientific assembly July, 1996 Birmingham, UK

    

·        Solar-Terrestrial events symposium, 18-22 August 1997, Prague, Czech R.

    

·        32nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly July 1998, Nagoya, Japan

    

·        JENAM98 Solar eclipse workshop Sep.8-12, 1998, Prague, Czech R. Presentation

    

·        3rd Euroconference on Solar Physics 22-27 Sep, 1998, Potsdam, Germany. Presentation

    

·        Cyclical Evolutions of  Solar  Magnetic Field, 13-16  December 1999  Madurai, India

 

·    Recent Insights into the Physics Sun and Heliosphere. IAU symposium 203. 7-18 August, 2000, Manchester, England. Presentation

    

·        First SOLPA-Euroconference on The Solar Cycle & Terrestrial Climate,  25-29 September 2000, Tenerife, Spain  Presentation:

    

·          International Solar Cycle Study 2001 Symposium: Solar Variability, Climate and Space Weather, 13-16 June, 2001, Longmont, Colorado, ABD. Presentation

    

·        Solar-Terrestrial Magnetic Activity and Space Environment, 10-12 September 2001, Beijing, China.  Presentation:

 

·         10th European Solar Physics Meeting, Solar Variability: From Core to Outer Frontiers, 9 - 14 September 2002, Prague,  Tschek Republic.  Presentation

    

  ·          SOLAR VARIABILITY AS AN INPUT TO THE EARTH'S ENVIRONMENT, June 23-28, 2003,   Tatranska Lomnica, Slovak Republic Presentation-1, Presentation-2

    

·        IAU Symposium 223,  Multi-Wavelength Investigations of Solar Activity.14-19 June, 2004, Saint Petersburg, Russia.  Presentation

 

·        First International Symposium on Space Cimate Direct and Indirect Observations of Long-Term Solar Activity
20-23 June 2004 (summer solstice) Oulu, Finland

    

   ·         35th COSPAR SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY, Presentation

   18    - 25 July, 2004 Paris, France

    

   ·          The Dynamic Sun: Challenges for Theory and Observations 11th European Solar Physics Meeting  Presentation

   11 - 16 September 2005, Leuven, Belgium

    

·          The Second International Symposium on Space Climate: Long-term Change in the Sun, and its effects in the Heliosphere and Planet Earth. Presentation

           Sinaia, Romania, 13.-16, September, 2006

    

·        International Symposium on Recent Observations and Simulations of the Sun-Earth System, Varna, Bulgaria, September 17-22, 2006. Presentation

    

 ·        VIIIth Hvar Astrophysical Colloquium "Dynamical Processes in the Solar Atmosphere", 24 - 29 September 2006 , Hvar, Croatia.  Presentation

    

·        International Heliophysical Year 2007 Openning and  Kickoff Meeting        Presentation-1, Presentation-2   

         February 19 - 20, 2007, Viyana, Avusturya

    

·          IUGG XXIV General Assembly, "Earth: our changing planet", July 2 -13, 2007 Perugia, Italy. Presentation

 

 ·        International Heliophysical Year 2007:  New insights into solar-terrestrial   physics, November 5 – 11, 2007, Zvenigorod, Russia. Presentation:

 

 ·       First Middle East and Africa, Regional IAU meeting, April 5 – 10, 2008, Cairo, Egypt.Presentation :

    

   ·      UN/ESA/NASA/JAXA "First Results from the International Heliophysical Year 2007, June 02 – 06, 2008 Sozopol, Bulgaria. Presentation

 

   ·     International conference “Ulugh Beg and his contribution to the development of the world science”, June 9-11, 2009, Samarqand, Uzbekistan. Presentation

    

 ·         XXVIIth IAU General Assembly, IAUS 264: Solar and Stellar Variability - Impact on Earth and Planets,  August 3-14, 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Presentation:

    

 ·       IHY-ISWI Regional Meeting - Heliophysical phenomena and Earth's environment, September 7-13 2009, in Sibenik, Croatia. Presentation

    

   UN / NASA / ESA / JAXA Workshop on Basic Space Science and the International Heliophysical Year 2007, 21-25 September 2009, Daejeon, Korea. Presentation:

    

  ·      Workshop on IT, Society and Culture in Turkey and Japan, 12-13 March, 2010, Istanbul, Turkey.  Presentation

 

 ·         AOGS 7th Annual Meeting July 5-9, 2010 in Hyderabad, India. Presentation:

 

·        Xth Hvar Astrophysical Colloquium,  6 - 10 September 2010 , Hvar, Croatia. Presentation:

    

  ·        UN/NASA/JAXA Workshop on the International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI), 06-10 November 2010, Cairo, Egypt.

         

·          Solar influences on the magnetosphere, ionosphere and atmosphere, June 6-10, 2011 Sozopol, Bulgaria. Presentation

 

 ·         Balkans, Black Sea and Caspian Sea Regional Network on Space Weather Studies, SOLAR AND HELIOSPERIC INFLUENCES ON THE GEOSPACE, 1 – 5 October 2012, Bucharest, ROMANIA.Presentation:

   

    

    

   Educational activities:

    

Graduate Course:GED 593 Selected Topics in Geodesy (Effects of Space Weather on Technology Infrastructure)

    

  MS Thesis supervised: ”Destruction on Earth’s magnetic field”, Gül Sevin Pekmezci , 2004721175.

    

  PhD Thesis co-supervisor of Ali Kılçık, Akdeniz Univ. Institute of Science

    

  PhD Thesis co-supervisor of Famil Rafiz MUSTAFA , Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Azerbaycan

    

  Publications numbered as RJ-2, RJ-4, and RJ-9 are the outputs of MS theses which were carried out with the young members of the Astronomy Laboratory to prepare their MS theses in the other universities.

    

  Şuriyet Ufuk  (579.313), student of the ITU, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, , Meteorological Engineering has got help to finish her BS thesis.

    

  Elected as an member of the thesis evaluation committee of T.K.Nag from Institute of Radio Physics & Electronics, Calcutta, India.

    

  1986 – 1992 contributed to Astrophysics Department . of KOERI.

    

    

  International Scientific Activity

 International Heliophysical Year-2007 (IHY-2007) National Coordinator

    

 Internationl Space Weather Initiative  (ISWI) National Coordinator

    

 Since 1987 compiles and publishes the Solar Flare Index (a solar activity index) which is open to public use (see Flare Index citation list)

    

 1 - http://www.koeri.boun.edu.tr/astronomy/

   2 – ftp://ftp.ngdc.noaa.gov/STP/SOLAR_DATA /SOLAR_FLARES/INDEX

    

   REFEREE ACTIVITIES:

    

   Cont. Astron. Obs. Skalnate Pleso  (Academy of Science of Slovakia)

   Solar Physics (Journal of Springer Verlag)

   Journal of Sun and Geosphere (SRTI-BAS, Bulgaria)

   Journal of Geophysical Research (Journal of American Geophysical Union)

   Central European Astrophysical  Bulletin (University of Zagreb, Croatia)

    

   MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

    

1 – Türk Astronomi Derneği

 2 – International Astronomical Union (IAU) (Commission 10 and 12)

3 – One of the nine members of the IAU Eclipse working group

4 – Associate member of COSPAR (Committee on Space Research)

    

     

   EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES:

    

   Editor-in-Chief

    Journal of Sun and Geosphere,

    

Last updated at March 1, 2013