Dr. Hulya Kirkici
Contact Information:Electrical and Computer Engineering
200 Broun Hall
Auburn, AL 36849
Email : kirkih_at_eng.auburn.edu
Phone: (334) 844-1822 & Fax: (334) 844-1809
Hulya Kirkici is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Auburn University, where she teaches and conducts research. She received the B.S. and M.S. in physics from Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey; and the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University (NYU – Poly), Brooklyn, NY in 1990. She was a visiting scientist/engineer at NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL (1999-2000). Dr. Kirkici’s research interests are in electrical insulation and high-frequency dielectric breakdown in space and aerospace environments, cold plasmas, repetitive pulsed power, high voltage engineering. She has published numerous journal and conference papers and given invited talks in these related topics (in USA, Turkey, Japan, South Korea, China). Dr. Kirkici is a Senior Member of IEEE, and members of American Physical Society (APS), Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society, Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society, and American Association of University Women (AAUW).
IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
Currently, Dr. Kirkici is the Treasurer of IEEE Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB), member of IEEE Finance Committee and a member-at-large of PSPB. She was a member of the TAB Finance Committee (2011-2012) and a Member of IEEE Conferences committee (2011-2012). She served as the President of IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (2009 and 2010), General Chair of the IEEE-Power Modulator Conference (2004), and Chair of the IEEE-High Voltage Workshop (2002). She has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE-Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation (1998-2007 and 2012 to present) and served as a Co-Guest Editor of the IEEE-Transactions on Plasma Science, Pulsed Power Science and Technology (Oct. 2002) and Power Modulators and Repetitive Pulsed Power (Aug. 2005) and Co-Guest Editor of IEEE Trans on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, Power Modulators and Repetitive Pulsed Power (Aug. 2009) Special Issues. Dr. Kirkici is a recipient of the Sol Scheider Award “for continuing technical and administrative leadership in the power modulator and high voltage communities” from IEEE-IPMHVC in 2010. She was the IEEE Distinguished Lecturer at the 2011 IEEE Panel of Conference Organizers (POCO) meeting in Beijing, and delivered a talk titled “Novel Dielectrics and Advanced Electrical Insulation Technology.”
IEEE is the largest professional society in the world and dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. The world is continually changing with the advancement of technologies and, we must adapt to these changes. As a global organization, we are continually growing in membership and technical activities, where we need to bring our technical expertise to those across the globe. Sustaining financial health and enhancing technical strength are important and strictly dependent on the hard work of the community.
I am interested in this position, because, I want to give back to the community. Since I became a member of IEEE, as a graduate student, have been continuously nurtured, supported and mentored by many IEEE volunteers and colleagues. As this is a leadership position, my focus will be fostering the dialoged among the communities, support the growth in advancing technologies, enhance the collaboration between the societies, elevate the technical strength of our scholarly work, and continue to be part of this great community that makes IEEE what it is.