Articles by Zuhal ÇAKIR

Kaş Diving Diary-2

Today’s diving site is the Island of Besmi which is a kind of rocky place on the sea. Besmi Island is the nearest place to Greece and its distance from Kaş, Marina is a half-hour. It is possible to dive from different ways in this site according to weather conditions. I experienced both routes with my repeated divings. In my first diving with leader Çağdaş, we seek for turtles without stopping. We followed the route with a large circle. We surfaced a horizontal advanced way in near of the boat. After we decided to another route with our leader İrem. …

Nano drug delivery system

Because of ligand’s some properties, receptor interactions and control of release drug have difficulties. So that it is must to improve on-demand targeting delivery which has perfect qualities to find proper target with excellent spatial, temporal and dosage control. Furhermore, on-demand processes require the use of biocompatible materials. These materials are defined as “A systemically, pharmacologically inert substance designed for implantation within or incorporation with a living system”, a definition adopted at the sixth Annual International Biomaterials Symposium, April 1974.

Nonoscale stimuli-responsive devices could are influenced from both endogenous stimuli and exagenous stimuli. They may represent an attractive alternative to …

Prof. Aziz Sancar GIS project

GIS project for Turkish girls supported by Fulbright and Aziz Sancar who is the first Turkish owner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2015, was generated in 2016. The aim of the project to draw attention to science, math, and engineering disciplines for girls living in Turkey and to encourage girls for realizing their potential likely Canan Dağdeviren, Safiye Ali, and so on. I am so honored to voluntarily work in this project as the organization leader. It was an amazing experience that I have been to many universities from different parts of Turkey.

Piezoelectric Materials

Piezoelectricity, which is a field in crystal material science, was started by the brothers Jacques Curie and Pierre Curie in 1880. They found a special characteristic of certain crystalline minerals like tourmaline, quartz, topaz, cane sugar, and Rochelle salt. It was found that pressure and compression created voltages of inverse polarity and corresponding to the connected stack. This was called by Hankel, the piezoelectric impact. The word piezoelectricity comes from Greek and implies power coming about from pressure. This likely makes piezoelectric materials the oldest type of smart material. Next year, Lippman anticipated the presence of the converse impact basing …

Scuba Diving in Fethiye

We dived in Afkule known as Aladdin’s cavern was recently voted in the top 10 dive sites in Turkey. The site is made up of 2 parts, the first part is the cavern itself and the second part is “The Hamam”(Turkish Bath). Descending to 29 meters the cavern allowed us to observed colorful formations. The second part had a small overhang and sandy bottom. After 6-10 mins diving and ascending to 12-15 meters to the Hamam, we entered through a large opening into a closed room. Natural sunlight streams through the window in the ceiling created fantastic light shows. Safety …


We won the first cup in women alpine discipline Koç Fest. It was an honor being part of the successful Bogazici University Skiing Team.

Bogazici Energy Summit

As Boğaziçi University Electrotechnology Club and IEEE Student Branch, we organized Bogazici Energy Summit to explain the importance of energy, to support innovative studies and projects in the field of energy, and to evaluate different energy policies together with the situation of energy use in the world and our country. Because we believe that the solution of the energy problem will bring more solutions to the world become productive. Our event includes leading companies are making a difference in the world and Turkey in the energy field, the names that lead to Turkey's energy policy, we are bringing together academics …