Ph.D. Middle East Technical University, Department of Physics, 2017- …
M.Sc. Middle East Technical University, Department of Physics, 2015- 2017
GPA: 3.50 (out of 4.00)
B.Sc. Middle East Technical University, Department of Physics, 2011- 2015
Major program: Physics GPA: 3.43 (out of 4.00)
Minor program: Aerospace Engineering GPA: 2.96 (out of 4.00)
• METU-DBL (Defocusing Beam Line) Project supported by the Ministry of Development Project will enable performing space radiation SEU (Single Event Upset) tests in Turkey. These tests can be conducted at the 30 MeV proton cyclotron at the Turkish Atomic Energy Agency (TAEK) Sarayköy Nuclear Research and Training Center (SANAEM) Proton Accelerator Facility (PAF) after completion the defocusing beam line. The project started in August 2015 and is funded with 7.000.000 TL. This project has a collaboration with CERN. Under this project, I worked on
- Simulation of the defocusing beamline with G4beamline program
- Secondary particles and dose calculation with FLUKA
- Simulation of solar cells with GEANT4 using the space environment provided by SPENVIS
During these studies, I have at CERN for a total 4 months over 6 visits.
• Total Ionizing Dose (TID) test of Bandgap Voltage Reference (BGVR) integrated circuit produced by MKR-IC with Co-60 source, TAEA SANAEM Gamma Irradiation Facility, 1 March 2016
•Summer School Project, Mechanical Engineering Department, Koc University, 17 June- 29 August 2013
-Measuring the smoothness of data for Turkey's first heart pump
• A. Gencer, B. Demirköz, I. Efthymiopoulos, M. Yiğitoğlu, "Defocusing beam line design for an irradiation facility at the TAEA SANAEM Proton Accelerator Facility”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, Volume 824, Pages 202-203. 11 July 2016.
• M. B. Demirköz, A. Gencer, M. Yiğitoğlu, “A radiation hardness test facility to perform SEE tests in Turkey”, NATO Proceedings of SCI-283, Loughborough, United Kingdom, 17-18 Mayıs 2016
• A. Gencer, M. B. Demirköz, I. Efthymiopoulos, M. Yiğitoğlu, “Defocusing Beam Line Design for an Irradiation Facility”, Ankara National Physics Workshop, 12- 14 February 2015, Ankara, Turkey.
•SolarTr2016, “Simulating Cosmic Particle Radiation Absorption and Secondary Particle Production of Solar Cell Layers of a Low Earth Orbit Satellite with GEANT4”, December 6-8 2016, Istanbul, Turkey
• Measurement and Control of Charged Particle Beams, USPAS, June 12-23, 2017, Lisle, Illinois, USA
•Introduction to Dose Calculation and Shielding with FASTRAD and Characterization of Radiation Effects on Electronic, 20-23 June 2016, Toulouse, France
• Fundamentals of Accelerator Physics and Technology with Simulations and Measurement Lab, USPAS, January 25 - February 5, 2016, Austin, Texas, USA
• 17th Fluka Course, 9-13 November 2015, Munich, Germany
• 10th Internationally Participated Summer School on Particle Accelerators and Detectors, 14-19 July 2014, Bodrum, Turkey
• Feza Gürsey Summer School, Cosmology and Astro-particle, 01-12 September 2014, Istanbul, Turkey
• Feza Gürsey Summer School, Physics for Astronomers, 02-06 September 2013, Istanbul, Turkey
• Dilek Kızılören, Ayşenur Gencer, M. Bilge Demirköz, Merve Yiğitoğlu, “Design of an Irradiation Test Facility for Space Applications”, 31. Turkish Physical Society International Physics Conference, Poster presentation, 21-24 July 2014, Bodrum, Turkey.
•Ayşenur Gencer, M. Bilge Demirköz, Ilias Efthymiopoulos, Merve Yiğitoğlu, “Defocusing Beam Line Design for an Irradiation Facility”, Ankara National Physics Workshop, Poster presentation, 12-14 February 2015, Ankara, Turkey.
• Ayşenur Gencer, M. Bilge Demirköz, Ilias Efthymiopoulos, Merve Yiğitoğlu, "Defocusing beam line design for an irradiation facility at the TAEA SANAEM Proton Accelerator Facility”, Frontier Detectors for Frontier Physics 13th Pisa Meeting on Advanced Detectors, 24-30 May 2015, La Biodola, Isola d'Elba, Italy
• Akanay Avaroğlu, Merve Yiğitoğlu, “Parçacık Testleri Oluşturma Laboratuarı Oluşturma Projesi”, International Vacuum Workshop, Poster presentation, 28-30 March 2016, Afyon, Turkey
• A.Avaroğlu, M.Yiğitoğlu, S. Akçelik, M.S. Aydın, A.Başaran, B.Bodur, M.B.Demirköz, A.Gencer, U. Kılıç, G.Kılıçerken Başlar, Ç. Konak, E.Özipek, İ.Şahin, R.Uzel, S. Uzun Duran, D.Veske, “Defocusing Beamline and Irradiation Facility for Space Application”, 13-14 October 2016, Kayseri, Turkey
•Programming Languages: C/C++, ROOT
•Operating Systems: Windows, Linux
•Software: Microsoft Office, MATLAB, FLUKA, G4beamline, SPENVIS, LaTeX
•CAD/CAM: NX (Unigraphics), KeyCreator (Engineering Drawing Software)
•English (good), German (elementary), Chinese (beginner)
• Merve Yiğitoğlu, “Benefits from the Relativity Hadron Therapy”, TÜBİTAK Science and Technical Journal, 01 January 2015.
• Academic Student Assistant, Physics Department, Middle East Technical University
- Optics and Waves, 1st Semester, 2012- 2013
- Modern Physics, 2nd Semester, 2012- 2013
- Mathematical Methods in Physics I, 1st semester, 2013- 2014
Activities / Memberships
• METU Dance Sport Club, Latin American Dances (2014- 2015)
• Mustafa Ayaz Museum –Painting courses (2008-2014)
• Çankaya Public Education Folk Dances Group (2010-2013)
•Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Bilge Demirköz, METU, Physics Department, demirkoz(at)cern.ch
•Prof. Dr. Bayram Tekin, METU, Physics Department, btekin(at)metuedu.tr
•Dr. Ilias Efthymiopoulos, CERN, Beams Department, Ilias.Efthymiopoulos(at)cern.ch
•Dr. Süleyman Egemen İmre, TÜBİTAK UZAY, egemen.imre(at)tubitak.gov.tr
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