Professor Celal Şengör

Professor Celal Şengör was awarded an Honorary Kitabistan Citizen in 2019 for promoting the importance of science and scientific approach.


Prof. Celal Şengör is a Turkish geologist, and foreign member of The American Philosophical Society, The United States National Academy of Science and the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

He is retired from the faculty at Istanbul Technical University, Department of Geological Engineering. After graduating from Robert College, he received his BS (1978), MS (1979) degrees, and Ph.D. degree from the State University of New York, Albany in 1982.

He is a recipient of Gustav-Steinmann-Medaille - the highest distinction of the Geologische Vereinigung e.V. He often appears on television programs in Turkey and other countries and participates in scientific discussions.