Murat Sonmez: Director General of International Business Development
Dr. Murat Sonmez is an Electrical Engineer with nearly 25 years of professional and entrepreneur experience in Information Technology, Energy, and Infrastructure. Murat is currently Founder and Chairman of Size Technologies, and Artcons Engineering and Construction. Dr. Sonmez has initiated and managed half a Billion US$ direct investment from China to Turkey in the Energy Sector. Murat also initiated and coordinated several business forums, and trade deals between Africa and Turkey.
Murat worked in a startup in the Silicon Valley USA, and then continued his tenure at Bell Labs (1999-2004) within the innovative R&D arm of Lucent Technologies where he developed advanced technologies in the Telecommunications Sector. Murat was on the founding members' team of Agere Systems when it was spun off from Lucent Technologies for a record IPO in the semiconductor industry. Murat later held the Director of Infrastructure and Security position in a GSM operator in Turkey.
Dr. Sonmez holds a Ph.D. degree form University of Pittsburgh (USA), and an M.Sc. degree from Syracuse University (USA), both in Electrical Engineering. During his research tenure at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Sonmez invented a novel approach to Electroencephalogram (EEG) Inverse Mapping, and received the “Best Ph.D. Research” award in that year. Upon graduation he was awarded a fellowship from the United States' National Research Council to work at their Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego. His project addressed alertness monitoring of United States Navy Pilots, and cited by many academicians and scientists.
Dr. Sonmez was Adjunct Professor in Rutgers University (2002), and Stevens Institute of Technology (2001-2007), both in NJ, teaching several Engineering Graduate courses, where he delivered many invited talks and keynote speeches in international conference.