Nihat Berker

President of Sabanci University, Istanbul (Turkey) Emeritus Professor of Physics, MIT (USA)

Sabancı University President and MIT Emeritus Professor of Physics Nihat Berker received his double BS degrees (1971) in Physics and Chemistry from MIT, his MS (1972) and PhD (1977) from the University of Illinois. After postdoctoral research at Harvard University, he was a Faculty Member at MIT in 1979-2004. He was an MIT Professor in 1988-2004 and has been an MIT Emeritus Professor since 2004. He is the recipient of the Science Award of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey TÜBITAK (1988), the Fellowship of the American Physical Society (1988-), the Outstanding Turkish Scientist Citation of the Academy of Sciences of Turkey (1996), the Humboldt Research Award (2007). He is a member of the Academy of Sciences of Turkey (1999-) and of Academia Europaea (2011-).