Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), Arts and Sciences Faculty, Department of Physics PhD graduate and also a current visiting academician of Physics Department for 2018-2019 academic year Assist. Prof. Dr. Ali Övgün received a momentous award on journal refereeing: Publons 2018 Refereeing Award.
Web of Science (WoS) operating under Clarivate Analytics Company, is a world-renowned academic journal indexing and analyzing organization. On the other hand, Publons is an organization responsible for recording and evaluating Referees who analyze the publications sent to high quality journals that are scanned by WoS. Assist. Prof. Dr. Ali Övgün successfully evaluated many publications that were sent to high quality Physics journals during 2017 - 2018 academic year. Moreover, with his success, Assist. Prof. Dr. Övgün managed to be listed amongst 1 percentile (1%) in Physics major all around the world. Therefore, Assist. Prof. Dr. Ali Övgün was granted an award by Publons. Stating his happiness and gratitude to be awarded with such a meaningful and also a prestigious award, Övgün emphasized that not only having publications is not important for an academician but also doing refereeing in publication evaluations is vital. By saying that an award received brings a positive perspective to both its owner and also the owner’s institution, Assist. Prof. Dr. Övgün added that “I wish this achievement to be beneficial for my university, EMU as well”.
After finishing his doctoral studies in EMU in 2016, Assist. Prof. Dr. Ali Övgün went to Chile (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso) to do post-doctoral research. Assist. Prof. Dr. Ali Övgün had the chance to be a visiting researcher in some of the very prestigious institutions during his post-doctoral research period; CERN theoretical Physics department in Switzerland, Waterloo University and Perimeter Theoretical Physics Institute in Canada, California State University Fresno and Stanford University and lastly, Princeton Institute for Advanced Study in the United States. Övgün also had the chance to work with some of the most famous Physicists in the world. Assist. Prof. Dr. Ali Övgün has a total of 47 publications indexed by WoS and he attracted the attention in Gravitation and Cosmology Physics literature with his 20 publications in 2017.