Metin Sitti receives Rahmi Koç Medal of Science
The third Koç University Rahmi M. Koç Medal of Science, which recognizes achievements of the most promising minds and exceptional individuals of Turkish origin under the age of 50 who have shown outstanding success and significant progress in their field, was presented to Professor Metin Sitti this year.
Due to his groundbreaking biomedical work with micro- and nanotechnologies, Sitti became the third winner of the award. The recipient of the medal is chosen by a special panel of academic experts.
“This year, we present this medal to a young scientist, who made significant contributions to the formation of a prosperous world with his works in the fields of science, engineering and medical sciences. We congratulate him due to his inspiring studies for other scientists in the world,” said Koç University Board of Trustees Chair of the and Koç Holding Executive Board Chair Ömer M. Koç at a ceremony held at the Rahmi M. Koç Museum.
Koç University Rector Professor Umran İnan said Sitti made a breakthrough in the world in human health improvement in the overlapping fields of science, engineering and technology.
“My team, who I work with, is made up of very valuable scientists who I have learned from as much as I have taught them. My team has many researchers from a wide range of disciplines. Our work, which is the result of the common minds of people from different disciplines and who have different experiences, will be much more effective and will shape the future,” Sitti said, adding that science was life itself for him beyond his work.
Sitti, who is the only Turkish member of the Max Planck Society in Germany and a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, as well as an honorary professor at Stuttgart University, received his medal from Koç Holding and Koç University Board of Trustees Honorary Chair Rahmi M. Koç.
The Koç family, people from scientific and academic circles and leading businesspeople were among the attendees of the ceremony.