Our Team

Assoc. Dr. Elif ALTÜRK - ARPROGED Director

Assoc. Dr. Elif ALTÜRK completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Middle East Technical University in 1997 and 1999, respectively. She received her doctorate degree from Istanbul Technical University, Polymer Science and Technology Department in 2006. She carried out her post-doctoral studies on polymer science at the University de Cergy-Pontoise in France. Her research interests include organic photovoltaics, perovskite solar cells, electrochromic devices, thin film production, nanomaterials, thin film production, stability of organic devices. ALTÜRK, who worked as a Senior Researcher at TUBITAK-MAM between 2009 and 2022, started her duty as ARPROGED Director as of October 2022.


Mehtap KURTOĞLU -Technological Entrepreneurship Manager

Mehtap Kurtoğlu has completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Middle East Technical University , Electrical and Elecronics Engineering Department – Computer and Telecommunication option in 1989 and has completed 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 - Promotion and Projects Manager

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.


Merve Maçin -Project Development  Specialist

Merve Maçin graduated from Marmara University Environmental Engineering Department in 2010. She held positions of 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 a  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.