Dr. Erkan DANACI (Head of Laboratory)

Erkan DANACI graduated from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Engineering and Architecture Faculty of Selcuk University. He received a M.Sc. and PhD degrees on Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Selcuk University in 1996 and 2002 respectively.

He was research assistant on Circuit and Systems Theory in Selcuk University in between 1992 and 2000. He was also part time researcher on RF circuit design at a defence industry project in TÜBİTAK MAM BTAE. He started to work at RF & Microwave Laboratory of TÜBİTAK UME as researcher in 2000. He was head of Strategic Planning and Business Development Department of TÜBİTAK UME in between 2007 and 2014. He was also in charge as Acting Deputy Director of TÜBİTAK UME in between 2011 and 2014. He has started to work at RF & Microwave Laboratory as Chief Senior Researcher since November 2014. And He is head of RF & Microwave Laboratory since 2020. He is also assessor of TURKAK on RF & Microwave scopes.

His interests are primary and secondary levels RF power, s parameters, impedance, noise source measurement and Artificial Neural Network applications.

He is delegation of Turkey in EURAMET TC-IM since 2013. He is also delegation of Turkey in EURAMET TC-EM RF Sub Committee since 2020.

He has The Young Scientific Award from 2002 CPEM in Canada. He is chapter writer in two books, 3 scientific paper and 25 national and international publications.



Handan Sakarya received a B.S. degree in physics from the Middle East Technical University in 1992 and M.Sc. degree in physics from Kocaeli University.

In 1993, she started working at TÜBİTAK UME in the DC Resistance Laboratory as a researcher where she mainly engaged in establishment and maintenance of primary and secondary DC resistance measurement systems. She participated in the provision of calibration and testing services to industry and took part in international and national comparisons.

Since 2012, she has been working in the RF & Microwave Laboratory where she has been mainly engaged in s-parameter and RF noise source measurements. She has been taking part in national and international projects. Also, she has been working within the TÜBİTAK UME Quality Management System as a Group Management Representative. She is also assessor of TURKAK on RF & Microwave scopes.



Aliye Kartal Doğan graduated from the Department of Physics of Middle East Technical University in 1994. She received a M.Sc. degree in Physics from the Gebze Institute of Technology in 2001 and Ph.D. degree from the Department of Physics of Kocaeli University in 2012.

She began to work at Temperature laboratory of TÜBİTAK UME as a researcher in 1996. She was the acting head of temperature laboratory from 2005 to 2011 and has 15 year experience in thermometry. She was responsible for the development of the national standards of temperature and relative humidity. She was involved in establishment and maintenance of primary and secondary temperature measurement systems, realization and dissemination of the temperature scale, assuring the traceability on temperature measurements, design, construction and characterization of reference temperature  fixed point cells, participation and coordination of national and international comparisons, calibration of the primary and secondary level of temperature measurements and evaluation of uncertainties, consultancy and training on temperature, technical assessment of the laboratories to be accredited on the behalf of TURKAK. She was representative of TÜBİTAK UME delegate in the CCT (The Consultative Committee for Thermometry) and also member of the Working Group 3 “Uncertainties” and the Working Group 6 “Humidity Measurements” of the CCT. She was also the contact person for thermometry at the technical committee of EURAMET and IMEKO until December 2011.

She has been working on specific absorption rate (SAR) measurement system operation, and characterizing the SAR measurement since October 2012. She has been working in the RF & Microwave Laboratory where she has been mainly engaged in RF power measurements since December 2014.

She is also assessor of TURKAK on RF & Microwave scopes.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Oguzhan KIZILBEY

Oğuzhan KIZILBEY completed his undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies in Istanbul Technical University Electronics Engineering Department in 2005, 2008 and 2012, respectively. He successfully completed the associate professor exam by continuing his studies in the electronics engineering and he was given the title and authority of associate professor in 2014 by the Interuniversity Board of Turkish Republic.

He started his professional career in 2005 as a researcher at TÜBİTAK UEKAE. He continued to work at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM as an senior and chief researcher in 2009 and 2013, respectively, and took part as an electronics engineer in the following projects: Electronic Warfare Pod Design, PDH and SDH Radio Link Systems, National Air Surveillance RADAR development, National Bird RADAR development, National Ship RADAR development, National Coast Guard and Surveillance RADAR development.

As of 2021, he has 29 national and international original published papers and articles and 1 patent.

He has expertise in the fields of high frequency electronics, power amplifiers, power dividers, hybrid couplers and still continues to work as a chief researcher at TÜBİTAK UME.



He graduated from Karadeniz Technical University, Besikdüzü Vocational High School, Electronics and Communication Department with an honorary student degree in 2010. Between 2010 and 2011, he started working as a mobile phone repair technician in a company that distributes mobile phones. He did his military service.

In 2013, he participated in various projects and contributed to the installation of Siemens telephone exchanges and weak current solutions in the technical service department until 2017.

He started to work in the RF and Microwave Laboratory in 2017. He performs the microwave power measurement, primary and secondary level power sensor calibrations and calculable impedance standards calibrations.