The Ayaslı Research Center of METU Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering is opening on March 5, 2012.
The building of Ayaslı Research Center (ARC) is donated by Dr. Yalçın Ayaslı, an alumni (EE’ 68) and former faculty member of the METU Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and his wife Serpil Ayaslı, alumni (EE’ 73). The 3,400 m2 ARC building was designed by late Behruz Çinici and houses 19 research labs, 2 clean rooms, an anechoic chamber and an antenna tower, as well as seminar and meeting rooms and reading areas.
A pioneering and prominent example of energy sensitive building in Turkey, the ARC building supplies its own energy from the photovoltaic panels and flexible (membrane) photovoltaic system, placed on its roof that forms the south façade. In terms of flexible membrane technology, Ayaslı building is first of its kind in Turkey. The two photovoltaic systems will constantly monitor, record and compare solar energy production and electric consumption, collecting data for solar energy research
Ayaslı Research Center has specialized laboratories for conducting a wide spectrum of advanced research, ranging from micro-electronic design and prototyping, renewable and sustainable energy,medical electronics research and consumer electronics solutions to robotics, communications and networks, microwaves, antenna and radar systems.
The Ayaslı Research Center will boost the research and graduate programs of our Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Moreover, it will also be a valuable addition to the solar energy R&D infrastructure of our University.
We express our gratitude to Dr. Yalçın Ayaslı and Dr. Serpil Ayaslı for their generous donation.