Yüksel Demir

Yüksel Demir

Founding Board Member,
Associate Prof. Dr., Architect

After receiving his BA degree in Architecture at the Istanbul Technical University, he received his MA and PhD degrees from ITU, Institute of Science&Technology Architectural Design Program. He worked as a Teaching Assistant (1989-2002) and as an Assistant Professor (2002-2012) in ITU, the Department of Architecture, where he currently works as an Associate Professor. He served as the Head of the Department of Fine Arts at ITU between 2007-2016.
Demir worked at Politecnico Di Milano DIAP (now DASTU) as a Guest Professor, he was a Visiting Professor at Anadolu University, Department of Architecture and at Auburn University CADC. He founded ITU MardINT Interdisciplinary Research and Development Centre. He initiated the establishment process of ITU Polar Research Centre Polrec. His works and interviews were published in several national and international publications; he participated in several national and international scientific meetings, gave lectures in national and international institutions and won national and international awards. He continues to work in the fields of architectural design, ICT in design and art. Currently he is coordinating the establishment of the Turkish Antarctic Research Station and is working for the transformation of ITU into a research university.