Dr. Attila Askar is currently a professor of mathematics Koç University. Prior to his
current appointment, Dr. Askar served Koç University as professor of mathematics,
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Provost and President. His previous academic
appointments included positions at Bogaziçi University in Istanbul,
Brown
University, Princeton University, Paris University VI, Max-Planck Institute in
Göttingen and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Attila Askar
received recognitions which include the Junior Scientist; and Science awards
of the National Research Council (Tübitak), the Information Age Award of
the Ministry of Culture and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences of
Turkey. His recent research interests included scattering of classical and quantum
waves; wavelet analysis and molecular dynamics. He is the author of over eighty
research journal articles and two books. Attila Askar received his Engineering
Diploma from the Technical University of Istanbul in 1966 and his PhD from Princeton
University in USA in 1969.

**Selected Journal Articles (since
1990)**

1. "Nonlinear Surface Gravity waves:
Continuous and Discontinuous Solutions", M. Can, A. Askar, Wave Motion
**12**, 485 (1990).

2. "Discrete-Continuum Hybrid model
for Dynamics with Applications: Desorption of Adsorbates and relaxation
of Lattice Inclusions", T. Thacher, H. A. Rabitz, A. Askar, J. Chem. Phys.
**93**, 4673 (1990).

3. "Convergence Properties of a Class
of Boundary Element Approximations to Linear Diffusion Problems with Localized
Nonlinear Reactions", A. Peirce, A. Askar, H.A. Rabitz, Numerical Methods
for Partial Differential Equations **6**, 75 (1990).

4. "Discrete-Continuum Hybrid model
for Gas-Surface Collisions I: Trajectories with Single, Multiple Collisions
and Capture", A. Askar, H.A. Rabitz, Surface Science **245**, 411 (1991).

5. "Discrete-Continuum Hybrid model
for Gas-Surface Collisions II: Closed Form Perturbation Solutions for Single
Collisions", A. Askar, H.A. Rabitz, Surface .Science **245**, 425 (1991)

6. "Subsoil geology and soil amplification
in Mexico Valley", P. Hadley, A. Askar, A.S. Cakmak, Int. J. Soil Dyn.
Earthqu. Eng. **10**, 101 (1991).

7. "Earthquake Wave Propagation in
Layered Media dy Boundary Itegral Methods", P. Hadley, A. Askar, A.S. Cakmak,
Int. J. Soil Dyn. Earthqu. Eng. **10**, 130 (1991).

8. "Optimal Control of Acoustic Waves
in Solids", Y.S. Kim, R.H. Rabitz, A. Askar, J. B. McManus, Phys. Rev.
B **44**, 4892 (1991).

9. "Application of the Born-Oppenheimer
principle to classification of time scales in molecules interacting with
time-dependent external fields", T. J. Gill, S. Shi, A. Askar, H. A. Rabitz,
Phys. Rev. A.**45**, 6479 (1992).

10. "Long time scale molecular dynamics
subspace integration method applied to anharmonic crystals and glasses",
B. Space, H. Rabitz, A. Askar, J. Chem. Phys. **99**, 9070 (1993).

11. "Molecular dynamics with Langevin
equation using local harmonics and . Chandrasekhar's convolution", A. Askar,
R. G. Owens, H. A. Rabitz, J. Chem. Phys. **99** (7), 5316 (1993)

12. "The continuum solid and compliance
functions in gas-surface low energy collisions A.Askar, Computer Physics
Communications **80, **168 (1994)

13. "A Direct Method for the Inversion
of Physical Systems", Inverse Problems, Caudill-LF Rabitz-H, A. Askar**
10**, Iss 5, pp 1099-1114 (1994)

14. "Optimal-Control of Laser-Generated
Acoustic-Waves in Solids Full source", Physical Review B-Condensed Matter,
Kim-YS Tadi-M Rabitz-H, A. Askar**, **Mcmanus-JB **50**, Iss 21,
pp 15744-15751 (1994)

15. "Generation of Controlled Acoustic-Waves
by Optimal-Design of Surface Loads with Constrained Forms", International
Journal Of Engineering Science, Kim-YS Rabitz-H Tadi-M A. Askar, Mcmanus-JB,
**33**, Iss 6, pp 907-920 (1995)

16. "Subspace Method for Long-Time
Scale Molecular-Dynamics" Journal Of Physical Chemistry 1995, A. Askar,
Space-B Rabitz-H **99**, Iss 19, pp 7330-7338

17. "Wavelet Transform for Analysis
of Molecular-Dynamics Journal Of Physical Chemistry 1996, A. Askar,**
**Cetin-AE, Rabitz-H 100, Iss 49, pp 19165-19173

18. "Interior Energy Focusing Within
an Elastoplastic Material" International Journal Of Solids And Structures
1996, Tadi-M Rabitz-H Kim-YS, A. Askar, Prevost-JH Mcmanus-JB **33**,
Iss 13, pp 1891-1901

19. "Focused Bulk Ultrasonic-Waves
Generated by Ring-Shaped Laser Illumination and Application to Flaw Detection",
Journal Of Applied Physics 1996, Wang-X Littman-MG Mcmanus-JB Tadi-M Kim-YS,
A. Askar, Rabitz-H, **80**, Iss 8, pp 4274-4281

20. "Laser-Beam Propagation in a Saturable
Absorber", J Optical Society Of America B-Optical Physics 1997, Sennaroglu-A
Atay-FM, A. Askar**, 14**, Iss 10, pp 2577-2583

21. "Quantitative Study of Laser-Beam
Propagation in a Thermally Loaded Absorber" J Optical Society Of America
B-Optical Physics 1997, Sennaroglu-A, A. Askar Atay-FM**, 14**, Iss
2, pp 356-363

22. "Alternating Direction Implicit
Technique and Quantum Eution Within the Hydrodynamical Formulation of Schrodinger’s
Equation" Chemical Physics Letters 1998, Dey-BK, A. Askar, Rabitz-H, **297**,
Iss 3-4, pp 247-256

23. "Multidimensional Wave-Packet Dynamics
Within the Fluid Dynamical Formulation of the Schrodinger-Equation", Journal
Of Chemical Physics 1998, Dey-BK, A. Askar, Rabitz-H, **109**, Iss 20,
pp 8770-8782

24. "Quantum fluid dynamics in the Lagrangian
representation and applications to photo-dissociation problems", F. Sales Mayor,
A. Askar and H. A. Rabitz, J. Chem. Phys. 111, 2423 (1999)

25. "Optimal control of molecular motion expressed through quantum fluid
dynamics", B. Dey, H. A. Rabitz and A. Askar, Phys. Rev. A. 61, 043412-1, (2000)

26. "Solution of the quantum fluid dynamics equations with radial basis function
interpolation", Xu-Guang Hu, Tak-San Ho, H. A. Rabitz and A. Askar, Phys. Rev.
E. 61, 5967 (2000)

27. "Optimal control of molecular motion expressed through quantum fluid
dynamics", B. Dey, H. A. Rabitz and A. Askar, "Selected Abstract from other
Physical Review Journal", Phys. Rev. E, 61, 6032 (2000)

28. "Multivariate radial basis interpolation for solving quantum fluid dynamical
equations", Hu XG, Ho TS, Rabitz H, A. Askar, Comput Math Appl 43 (3-5): 525-537
Feb-Mar 2002

29. "Optimal Reduced Dimensional Representation Of Classical Molecular Dynamics,
B. K. Dey, H. Rabitz, A. Askar, J Chem Phys 119 (11): 5379-5387 Sep 15 2003

**Books**

1. "Methods in Applied Algebra and Analysis", A. Askar, Bogazici Üniversitesi (1981)

2. "Lattice Dynamical Foundations of Continuum Theories of Solids", A. Askar, Series in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, World Scientific (1986).

Contact Information:

Office Tel: (90)(212) 338 1216

E-Mail: aaskar@ku.edu.tr