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educator , research scientist

Iskender Gökalp, French Research scientist, educator. Research grantee National Science Foundation, 1989-1992, European Commission, 1985-1995, French Space Agency Research, since 1986. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Society for History of Technology, Combustion Institute (vice president French section since 1994).

Background

Gökalp, Iskender was born on July 27, 1951 in Istanbul, Turkey. Son of Bünyamin and Akile (Erbil) Gökalp.

Education

Degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Istanbul, Turkey, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Sciences, University Paris, 1981.

Career

Assistant professor, U. Paris, 1979-1981; associate professor, U. Paris, 1981-1983; researcher, Center National Research Science, Orleans, France, 1983-1994; director research, Center National Research Science, Orleans, France, since 1994; coordinator Center of Engineering Sciences, Center National Research Science, Orleans, France, since 1993; associate director French Science and Technology/Society program, Center National Research Science, Paris, 1983-1988. Member microgravity advising committee European Space Agency, Paris, since 1994.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to science journals.

Membership

Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Society for History of Technology, Combustion Institute (vice president French section since 1994).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: art, history, travel, reading, jazz, teaching.

Connections

Married Lusin Bagla, June 17, 1979. 1 child, Lunia.

father:
Bünyamin Gökalp

mother:
Akile (Erbil) Gökalp

spouse:
Lusin Bagla

child:
Lunia Gökalp