Özgür Akarsu received his BSc degree as the first runner up in 2003 from the Dept. of Astronomy and Space Sciences at Ege University. He received his MSc degree in 2005 and PhD degree in 2010 in Astrophysics from the same university. He studied at the Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at Cambridge University in England as a visiting PhD student/researcher in 2008-2009 education year. He was elected for the Post-Doctorate Research Programme by the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) and started to work at the Dept. of Physics at Koc University with Prof. Tekin Dereli in 2010. He is an associate professor at the Dept. of Physics Engineering at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) since 2015. He regularly carries out researches at The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Italy as a visiting scientist. He was one of the winners of the distinguished Young Scientist Awards (BAGEP) of the Science Academy in 2016.
Cosmology, general relativity, modified gravities, higher dimensions, dark energy, string cosmology, inflation, observational cosmology, cosmological parameter estimation