Our Team

Prof. Dr. Orhan B. Alankuş - ARPROGED Coordinator

Orhan B. Alankuş has Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Middle East Technical University in 1978 and 1979, respectively, and completed his Doctorate in Imperial Collage of Science and Technology London in 1982. He has worked for Imperial Collage and RPD Limited as research coordinator and researcher in between 1982 and 1984. He has joined TOFAŞ in 1984, and worked in many different positions and since the foundation of R&D department he worked as head of R&D and R&D director. He has been involved in the foundation of TOFAŞ Research Company Platform A. Ş. located at Uludağ University Technology Park and worked as general manager. He worked as technology and environment coordinator in Koç Holding. He has been working in Okan University as professor and ARPROGED director since 2011. 

Mehtap Kurtoğlu-ARPROGED Manager

Mehtap Kurtoğlu has complated her Bachelor of Science degree at Middle East Technical University , Electrical and Elecronics Engineering Department – Computer and Telecommunication option in 1989 and has complated her Master of Science degrees at Robotics and Artifical Intelligence field at the same department in 1992.She has worked for BORSA Istanbul as telecommunication expert,  for NETAS Nortel Networks as  R&D engineer  and  then as manager at different departments,  for Ericsson Optronics  Stockholm as Consultant,  for KDE Informatics A.Ş as IT Manager, for GENSIS A.Ş as Business Development Manager, for Teknopark Istanbul A.Ş as  Corporate  Development  Coordinator, again  for NETAS as Defense Sector and Offset Agreements Consultant, for ICTERRA as Bussiness Development Manager, for MİTOS Medical Tekn. A.Ş. as Marketing and Sales coordinator She has  founded her own company 16 years ago and has managed national and international companies’ Defense Industry projects.She has been working as TTO Manager  in ARPROGED since 2017.

Deniz Özer – Project Development and Project Management Specialist

Deniz Özer has graduated from the department of Chemical Engineering of Ankara University in 2002 and she has also completed her Master of Science degree in Biochemical Reaction Engineering in 2006 from Ankara University. While she was in graduate school in Ankara University, she also studied Master of Education in Teaching Chemistry in University of Başkent between 2004 and 2005. She has worked for Novagenix Bioanalytical Research and Development Centre as Research and Development Engineer in between 2005 and 2006. She has attended English Language Institute of University of South Florida English Language Program in between 2006 and 2007.  She has completed certificate program in Clinical Investigation at University of South Florida in 2008. She has worked as Quality Control Analyst at Novartis  in between 2010 and 2011. She has been working as Project Development and Project Management Specialist in ARPROGED since 2015.

Assistant Professor Cansu Topal -Intellectual Property Rights Management and License Specialist    

She has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Marmara University Faculty of Law in 2001 and 2008, respectively, and completed her Doctorate in Gottingen, Deutschland in 2014. She has worked as a self-employed lawyer in between 2003-2010. Since 2014 sShe has been giving lectures in Okan University as an assistant professorteaching classes about Intellectual Property Rights Law, Competition Law etc. since 2014 in Okan University. She has a books and articles papers about ıntellectual intellectual property rights.  and she is  a member of Intellectual Property platform.

Mustafa Ercan -Project Development  Specialist

He completed his undergraduate education in Bulent Ecevit University Department of Installation Teaching in 2008, his M.Sc. degree in Karabük University Mechanical Education Department in 2010 & his undergraduate education in Sakarya University Mechanical Engineering Department in 2016. He continues his doctorate education in the same department. He worked as a project
engineer & mechanical design engineer in the private sector for more than 12 years. He has been working as a Project Development Specialist at ARPROGED since Sept. 2020. He has been working as a Project Referee at Gebze Organized Industrial Zone Technopark since March 2019.

Merve Maçin -Project Development  Specialist

She completed her undergraduate education in Marmara University Environmental Engineering Department in 2010.  She worked as a project engineer, marketing manager and product manager in the private sector for more than seven years. She worked as a training coordinator in the field of green buildings. In 2019, she worked as Project Support & Education Department Specialist at Marmara University Innovation and Technology Transfer Application and Research Center. She has been working as a Project Development Specialist at ARPROGED since February 2020.