I'm a Robotics Researcher, Ph.D. Candidate at West Virginia University. Currently, I'm working in Navigation Laboratory at WVU as a graduate research assistant (GRA).
I worked on providing accurate and reliable navigation solutions by leveraging terramechanics relations with inertial sensors for a Mars Sample Return Rover at NASA/JPL.
I graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Astronautical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU). During my undergraduate studies, I was a team leader of the first Turkish can-sized microsatellite (CanSat) team and the MERIT award owner. In my senior year, I participated in QB50, the international network of a CubeSats project, as a Short Training Programme student with a scholarship for development and deployment strategies for QB50 in the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI), Belgium.
I received my M.Sc. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from ITU, where I studied the orbital mission analyses of CubeSats. I was a graduate researcher of Space Systems Design and Test Laboratory (SSDTL) in ITU. My work at SSDTL was related to trajectory optimization and orbital dynamics simulations.