Dr. of Astrophysics at METU and Science Communicator & Chief Scientific Officer at Plan-S & INFINIA (Ex-NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Dr. Yıldız, Chief Scientific Officer at Plan-S Satellite and INFINIA, is a former NASA researcher specializing in deep space communication and astrophysics. His groundbreaking work with the Herschel Space Telescope led to the discovery of water and oxygen molecules in star-forming regions. With expertise in molecular astrophysics and big data analysis, he now drives strategic initiatives for IoT-supporting satellite projects in Turkey, while also championing the establishment of science centers nationwide to inspire children's interest in science.