Kiraz Goze Akoglu, Ph.D.
I obtained my MSc. Degree in Archaeometry with a thesis on “Optically Stimulated Luminescence Dating of Çatalhöyük Samples” in 2003 as a physicist who has a great interest in archaeology and historic building materials. I earned my PhD. from METU Department of Architecture, Restoration Program with a thesis titled “Deterioration of Nemrut Sandstone and Development of Its Conservation Treatments” in September 2011. ‘Çatalhöyük Neolithic Town’ and ‘Nemrut Mount Monument’ are both in the UNESCO World Heritage List and I am glad that the work that I had carried on during my studies was used to ensure their Universal Outstanding Values.
During my PhD studies, I worked as a Research & Teaching assistant at METU Dept. of Architecture, Graduate Program of Restoration in Materials Conservation Laboratory (MCL). I assisted courses mainly at Graduate level covering the subjects in the field of historic building materials conservation. Between 2012 and 2014, I was appointed by Architecture Department of Mustafa Kemal University (MKU) in Antakya-Turkey as an Assistant Professor, mainly for lecturing in the fields of Building Materials, Inspection of Physical Environment and Ecological Architecture. Prior to my position in Yale IPCH as Postdoctoral Researcher, I worked as the Local Conservation Expert for GHF (Global Heritage Fund) in Conservation Project of Göbeklitepe Archaeological Site in Turkey which is famous and known as the First Temple of the World as being about 12000 years old and in the UNESCO Tentative World Heritage List. I am also a member of ICOMOS (International Committee of Monuments and Sites), and a member of ICOMOS ISCS (International Scientific Committee for Stone) since 2014.