Metin Balci

Metin Balcı was born in Erzurum, Turkey. He received his "Diplom Chemiker" degree in 1972 followed by a Ph.D. degree in 1976 from the University of Cologne, where he worked with Professor Emanuel Vogel. He did postdoctoral at the University of Siegen (Germany), University of Puerto Rico and University of Florida.
In 1980 he joined the Department of Chemistry at the Atatürk University and he has been a full professor since 1987. He spent one year in 1986 at the University of Cologne and one year 1996-1997 at the Auburn University in USA as guest professor. In 1997 he moved to the Middle East Technical University in Ankara upon reputation. He retired in June 2015.
Metin Balcı has received many prices: In 1983 "Junior Research Prize" from TUBITAK and "Scientific Prize" in 1989 from the same Institution. Furthermore, he was awarded in 1990 by Scientific and Technology Foundation with "Scientific Prize"  and  by Chemistry Foundation  with "Chemistry  Prize" and in 1991 by Ministry of Public  with "Scientific Prize". He is member of Turkish Academy of Sciences.
His main research interest include synthesis of cyclitols, endoperoxides, cyclic strained compounds, bromine chemistry and heterocyclic compounds and he has published 270 scientific papers.