2015
Prof. Levent Gürel received the Harrington-Mittra Award in Computational Electromagnetics.

  2014
New book from IEEE Press and Wiley: The Multilevel Fast Multipole Algorithm (MLFMA) for Solving Large-Scale Computational Electromagnetics Problems.

  2014
Another achievement in the series of world record: More than one billion unknown solved.

  2013
Prof. Levent Gürel received 2013 UIUC ECE Distinguished Alumni Award.

  2011
Prof. Gürel is elevated to ACES Fellow Grade.

  2011
Prof. Gürel is invited to address the 2011 ACES Conference in Virginia, USA, as a Plenary Speaker.

  2011
Prof. Levent Gürel is named IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

   2009
Prof. Levent Gürel is elevated to IEEE Fellow grade


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Prof. Levent Gürel is Elected as ACES Fellow




Three times is the charm! Following his elevation to the Fellow grade by the Electromagnetics Academy in 2007 and by the IEEE in 2009, P rof. Levent Gürel is elected to become a Fellow of the Applied Computational Electromagnetic Society (ACES). As the name implies, ACES is a scientific, literary, and educational society that strives for the advancement of the theory, computations, practice, and applications of the electromagnetic fields. According to ACES bylaws, the grade of Fellow is bestowed upon an individual member with exceptional achievements in applied computational electromagnetics. Each year, less than 1% of the ACES members can be elevated to the Fellow grade. Prof. Levent Gürel, of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE), has been conducting cutting-edge research on parallel computing in electromagnetics, iterative and parallel solvers and preconditioners for extremely large matrix equations, and solutions to the world's largest integral-equation problems.

Prof. Gürel serves as the director of the Bilkent University Computational Electromagnetics Research Center (BiLCEM). Since 2006, BiLCEM researchers have been setting world records by solving extremely large problems in computational electromagnetics. The most recent record set by BiLCEM required solving 550,000,000x550,000,000 dense matrix equations obtained from integral-equation formulations of both real-life and canonical electromagnetics problems. The ultimate benefit of this incredible achievement is to obtain the solutions of previously intractable physical, real-life, and scientific problems in important areas such as medical imaging, bioelectromagnetics, metamaterials, nanotechnology, radars, antennas, wireless communications, remote sensing, optics, and many other disciplines involving electromagnetic fields, acoustic waves, quantum physics, molecular dynamics, and even gravitational forces in astrophysics.

ACES organizes annual international conferences and publishes a refereed scientific journal. Prof. Gürel was invited to deliver the Plenary Address at the 2011 ACES Conference in March. He is also serving as the Guest Editor of a special issue of the ACES Journal. On a continuous basis, Prof. Gürel is serving as an associate editor for Radio Science, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (AWPL), Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (JEMWA), and Progress in Electromagnetics Research (PIER).

Earlier this year, Prof. Gürel was named an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for 2011-2013. This distinction comes with the opportunity to share his expertise with researchers all over the world by delivering lectures on state-of-the-art topics in computational electromagnetics. Among Prof. Gürel’s recognitions in Turkey, two prestigious awards from the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) in 2002 and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) in 2003 are the most notable.


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