Executive Board


Dr Bilal Gokpinar

Bilal Gokpinar is currently a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the department of Management Science and Innovation at University College London (UCL). He received his PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University in the USA prior to joining UCL in 2008. He completed his undergraduate studies in Industrial Engineering (with Economics and Mathematics) at Purdue University in 2004. His research interests are in new product development, project management, technology and innovation management. His industry experience includes working with General Motors R&D and Strategic Planning. He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) and Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), and a recipient of the INFORMS Judith Liebman Award in 2007.


Dr Cemil Selcuk

Cemil Selcuk is a Lecturer of Economics at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. He received a PhD in Economics from Purdue University in 2006 specializing in Microeconomic Theory. Prior to joining Cardiff University, Dr. Selcuk taught at Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University, Chicago. He is a member of the American Economic Association, Econometric Society and the Turkish Economic Association.


Dr Oktay Urcan

Oktay Urcan is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at London Business School. He received his PhD in Accounting from University of Texas, USA and joined LBS in 2007. He completed his undergraduate studies in Business Administration at Bogazici University, Turkey in 2002. His research interests are in debt market relevance of accounting information and voluntary accounting disclosures. He is a member of the American Accounting Association and American Finance Association.


Dr Hasan Yardimci

Hasan Yardimci is a group leader at The Francis Crick Institute. He obtained a BSc degree in Physics from Bogazici University, Turkey in 1999. He then joined the graduate program of Johns Hopkins University and received his PhD in soft condensed matter physics in 2006.
As a post-doctoral research fellow at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2006-2008), Hasan studied the molecular mechanism of a mitotic kinesin using single molecule imaging methods. He then moved to Harvard Medical School (2008-2013) as a postdoc where he focused on single molecule studies of eukaryotic DNA replication.
In 2013, Hasan established his own research group at Clare Hall Laboratories, London Research Institute (now became part of the new Francis Crick Institute). His laboratory develops and applies novel single molecule tools to study DNA replication and repair.