M. İrşadi Aksun, Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, is the Vice President for Research and Development at Koç University. Dr. Aksun received his B.S and M.S degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Turkey, and his Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A., in 1990. His research interests are: electromagnetic field theory, computational EM and optics, microwave theory and techniques, antennas and propagation. After completing postdoctoral training at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he joined the faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University, and worked there until 2001. Then, he joined Koç University in 2001, served as Dean of Faculty of Engineering between 2004-2009, and has been serving in the capacity of Vice President for Research and Development since September 1, 2009. He has received “TÜBİTAK Incentive Award” in 1994, “The Best Professor Award” given annually by Bilkent students in 2001, “TÜBİTAK Science Award” in 2007, and become a principle member of Turkish Academy of Sciences in 2012.