Azim Çelik was born and raised in Turkey. Following his graduation from Antalya Technical High School on 1988, he entered Electrical Engineering Department of Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey. He graduated from the university with honors in 1992 and moved to United States to pursue graduate studies. He stumbled on Prof. E. Mark Haacke's MRI course on 1994 during his M.Sc. study at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and fell in love with this emerging and very interesting field. He continued his research at Prof. Mark Haacke's Lab with Dr. Weili Lin and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, MO in year 2000 with a PhD in Electrical engineering. He, then, worked at General Electrical Healthcare headquarters in Waukesha, Wisconsin as pulse sequence development engineer until 2003 and moved back to his home country later that year. He currently works as an MR clinical scientist in a region covering Russia, Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Turkey. He authored or co-authored more than 70 papers and abstracts up to now. He is married with two children.
He enjoys spendıng tıme wıth the family, skiing, tennis, swimming and any outdoor activity. Extensive travel as part of my current job gives me opportunity to visit quite different countries in Europe, Asia and Africa and provids a uniques opportunity to meet very interesting people.
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