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.

Hande Özer Özarkun – Project Development and Project Management Specialist

Hande Özer Özarkun completed her associate degree at Dumlupınar University, Foreign Trade Department in 2010-2012. She received her Master degree in Management Information Systems from Düzce University between the years of 2017-2018 in Atatürk University Department of Economics between the years of 2012-2015. Between April 2016 and December 2018 he worked as a Coordinator in Düzce Technology Transfer Office-Research Support Programs Unit and she also provided Mentoring support in the Incubation Center of Düzce Teknopark A.Ş. Since December 2018, she has been working as a Technology Transfer Office Specialist in Okan University Research and Project Development Directorate for scientific research projects.

Ender Oğuz- Project Development  Specialist

Ender Oğuz has graduated from from Istanbul Technical University Electrical and Electronics Faculty Electricall Engineering Department. His Msc education has started in Kocaeli University Institute of Science and Technology Electrical Engineering Department in 2013 and it continues. He worked as R&D Engineer in SMS Sanayi Malzemeleri Üretim ve Satışı A.Ş. between 2012-2015. Since December 2016, he’s worked as Project Research and Development Specialist in Research Project Development Directorate of Okan University.

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.

Kaan Çakın- Project Development  Specialist

He  has graduated from Okan University as an Automotive Engineer. He took courses from Szczcin Technical University (Poland) for one semester. He worked on Tübitak projects of Tırsan A.Ş when he was a student. He worked for Has Automotive Mercedes-Benz as delivery in charge. He has been working in ARPROGED since February 2018 as Project Development Specialist. At the same time he has been maintaning his MSc at Okan University, Automoive Mechatronics and Intelligent Vehicles Program. He is working for various national and international projects.

Assistant Professor Güneş Küçükyazıcı-Coorpatization and  Entrepreneurship Specialist

She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Yıldız Technical University department of in Industrial Engineering, master and doctorate degrees from İstanbul Technical University. She has worked as a treasury department co director in between 2004 and 2007 at Yapı Kredi Factoring, as a consultant in Sistema Engineering Firm in 2008, between 2009-2010 as a research assistant in at the Okan University Logistics Department in between 2009-2010, and as a research assistant between 2010-2014 at the İstanbul Technical University in between 2010-2014research assistant. Since 2014 sShe has been giving lecturesteaching in Okan University as an assistant professor about strategic management, decision making, quality are areas of activity. She has articles about problem solving techniques, entrepreneurship, vertical integration strategies, and operations research since 2014.

Sinem Bağçe- Project Development  Specialist

She  has completed her bachelor degree in Economics at Faculty of Economics, Yeditepe University in 2011 and her master’s degree in Economics at Galatasaray University in 2013. She continues her PhD studies in Economics at Institute of Social Sciences, Yıldız Technical University. In the years of 2012-2018, she has worked as Research Assistant at Department of Economics, Yeditepe University. Since June 2018, she has begun to work as Project Development Specialist in Research and Project Development Directorate at Okan University