-A +A

Dr. Rıfat KANGI (Head of Laboratory)

Dr. Rıfat Kangı received a master’s degree from the Physics Department of Samarkand State University in 1980. He received his PhD from the Russian Academy of Sciences Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry SB RAS in 1992 while working as a Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist between the years of 1984-1992, specializing in magnetometer design and manufacturing, thin magnetic films, films investigation techniques, MOCVD methods, design, production and manufacturing of the MOCVD Systems. Between the years of 1993-2010, he worked as a Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist in the TÜBİTAK UME Pressure and Vacuum Laboratories where he contributed to the establishment of the pressure laboratory, participated in some national and international comparison measurements of pressure standards.  In 1994, he took part in the establishment process of the Vacuum Laboratory. He began working to bring primary vacuum systems to TÜBİTAK UME in 1998, and in 2000, established the specially designed Multi Stage Primary Static Expansion System (MSSE1). Between the years of 2005-2011, he worked as a Senior Research Scientist in the TÜBİTAK UME Photonic and Electronic Sensors Laboratory. During this time, he specialized in the determination of the processes for the production of solar cells with a-Si:H and related technologies, as well as the production of the said cells. As of 2011, he continues working on vacuum metrology and technology in the TÜBİTAK UME Pressure and Vacuum Laboratory as the head of the laboratory.

Dr. Alper Elkatmış

Dr. Alper Elkatmış completed undergraduate study in the Department of Engineering Physics of Ankara University in 1995 and English language training in the preparatory school in Istanbul Technical University in 1996, and then received a master’s degree from the Department of Engineering Physics of  Istanbul Technical University in 1999. He started PhD studies in the Department of Physics of Yeditepe University in 2004 and was awarded his degree in 2011.

He began work as a part-time researcher at the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Institute of TUBITAK Marmara Research Center in 1997. Between the years of 1997-2003, he worked as a Researcher in the  TUBITAK UME Pressure and Vacuum Laboratory, contributed to the establishment studies of a multi-stage primary static expansion system (MSSE1) and various international comparisons in pressure and vacuum metrology areas. He worked on the accurate measurements of small volumes for the static expansion system during his master’s degree period.

Between the years of 2003-2011, he worked in the TUBITAK UME Fluid Mechanics Group Laboratories as a Researcher/Senior Researcher, and as of 2007, lead the high gas flowrate and air velocity sections. He contributed to several national and international comparisons in these areas. During his PhD studies, he worked on the design and construction of an electromagnet with a high magnetic field and on thermophysical behaviors of nanofluids under the effect of magnetic field. As of 2012, he returned to TUBITAK UME Pressure Group Laboratories. He continues working on primary and secondary vacuum measurements and on the time stability, vacuum metrology, effects of its various parameters on the stability and characterization measurements of quadrupole mass spectrometry (QMS) within the scope of European metrology research project EMRP IND12 “Vacuum Metrology for Production Environment” as a Head Senior Researcher.


Birol Ongun graduated from METU Arts & Sciences Faculty, Physics Department in 1991. Between 1994-1999, he worked as a Physics Engineer at SSS A.Ş. and established X - ray Fluoresance and X - Ray Diffractometer Laboratories. In 1999, he continued his career at TÜBİTAK UME in the Vacuum Laboratory as a researcher. He worked on the establishment and startup of the primary level Static Expansion System until 2003 in the same laboratory. Between the years of 2003 – 2012, he transferred to the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory and worked on the establishment and improvement of the primary level gravimetric system which depends on methods of diverting and weighting of the liquid within a certain time. From March of 2012, has been working in the Pressure Laboratory’s Vacuum section and working on the EMRP project IND12 Vacuum Metrology for Production Environment.