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National Marker Controller

With the device developed in the Bioelectronic Systems Department of BİLGEM UEKAE, it is aimed to develop devices that detect tax-paid fuels, to identify chemical marker imitations added to fuels, and to continuously operate the national marker tracking system. With the device, it is aimed to prevent the distribution of fuel obtained through unregistered production and smuggling in the oil market and to increase tax revenues by ensuring maximum control of the fuel market. The device has fully met these expectations and targets throughout the country, thanks to the device, fuel smuggling in the country has been significantly reduced and significant contributions have been made to the national economy with this fuel, which has been included in the tax system.

  • New generation marker devices mechanical, electronic and software development studies
  • Production and calibration of Marker XP+ instruments
  • Replacing XP devices in the field with XP+
  • Installation of the central server system
  • Interactive application development studies
  • Routine device calibrations and maintenance-repair activities
  • Auditor trainings
  • Updates to device and central software
  • Monitoring of the central server system, maintenance-repair activities
  • Putting Tamper Switches on Devices
  • Interactive application development studies
  • R&D activities on the algorithm

Bioaerosol Detection System

With the Bioaerosol Detection System Project, which was started in the Department of Bioelectronic Systems, it is aimed to detect aerosols with a diameter of 0.5-10 microns in the air by means of an optical-based system. Devices to be designed according to customer needs; It is aimed not only to be limited to desktop use, but also to be integrated into various manned and unmanned land, air and sea vehicles (armored vehicles, drones, balloons, ships, etc.) to serve our country in civil and military fields. The device to be developed will go into alarm when the size and amount of the threat particles in the air exceed a certain threshold value and the information whether the detected particles are biological or not will be transferred to the software. In the case of biological, threatening particles (bioaerosols) will be collected in a filter and stored for laboratory tests.

Thanks to these studies, which are being carried out for the first time in the field of CBRN in Turkey; in response to the ever-changing threats of chemical and biological warfare agents developed in the laboratory, detection systems in this field will also be nationalized in our country. In this way, an important security vulnerability that may occur due to the "not recognizing a threat not found in the library" of such imported devices will be prevented. The work done for the device also creates an infrastructure for the devices that SSB needs in CBRN and other fields.

In addition, bioaerosols affect human health, agriculture and animal husbandry. In this context, the development of medical, food and environmental detection devices by detecting the presence of aerosols that may pose a biohazard is also discussed within the scope of this project. In this way, the use of the device in public areas (airports, rallies, sports competitions, etc.) will provide a deterrent to an important issue that threatens public health and national security.

FORDEX - Next Generation Document Inspection System

The Next-Generation Document Inspection (FORDEX) developed at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM UEKAE Bioelectronic Systems Department is a system composed of hardware and software modules designed to enhance the capabilities of forensic document examiners for legal purposes. The system aims to visually determine various features that verify or refute the authenticity of the examined document using video cameras, lighting sources, optical tools, and software.

The FORDEX device, which uses the measurement method based on physically measurable optical spectroscopy parameters, introduces a brand new non-destructive method in examining the originality of documents and handwritings with its 3D display software based on radiation intensity.

By using the hyper-spectrum technique, FORDEX can display the details of the reflection, transmittance or fluorescence spectrum at any point on the image by acquiring image and spectrum information at the same time. Powerful opto-electronic elements using the hyper-spectrum method are combined with a brand new design in the device, allowing even small differences in microscopic structures to be captured.

                                                        FORDEX TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS


15 MPX


12 MPX (Preferred)

Image Spectral Range

400-1,000 mm

Optical zoom + Magnifier Lens

30x – 150x

Digital Magnification


Field of View

245 x 164 mm

Max Field of View

300 x 252 mm

XY Moving Floor Table


XY Range of Motion






Temperature & Humidity Control


Moving Spectrometer System


Moving Lighting System


Z Axis Range of Motion


Panel Angular Motion Range



Transcutaneous Bilirubinmeter

The Bilirubinmeter is a device that can test jaundice in newborn babies with optical measurement through the skin, has a completely unique software, hardware and optical architecture, is suitable for routine use, works fully automatically, can transfer results to patient records wirelessly, and provides rapid intervention without effort and pain to the baby, and is also the first bilirubin measurement device developed with domestic and national facilities in Turkey.

In the traditional method, measuring jaundice in newborns is done by taking a blood sample from the baby. However, for babies requiring continuous monitoring, frequent blood sampling can be cumbersome and painful. To address this issue, a multidisciplinary team was formed at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM UEKAE Bioelectronic Systems Laboratory to develop a bilirubin (jaundice) measurement device that can perform measurements entirely painlessly using an optical method.

Neonatal jaundice is visible when bilirubin, a yellow pigment, accumulates in the subcutaneous region. The severity of neonatal jaundice is proportional to the concentration of bilirubin. As the concentration of the bilirubin substance increases, the color of the skin becomes more yellowish. Reflection spectroscopy can be used to quantify the degree of yellow color of the skin. In order to design the optical unit of the device, the mathematical and physical model of the baby's skin was created. In line with the model, the optical unit and the mechanical design suitable for the optical unit were made and the production of the device was started.

  • Its software, hardware and optical architecture is one hundred percent original.
  • It is suitable for routine use.
  • It works completely automatically.
  • It can transfer results to patient records wirelessly.
  • It can test jaundice in newborn babies by optical measurement over the skin.
  • Rapid intervention can be done effortlessly and without causing pain to the baby.

Ambu Bag Based Respirator

The device was developed at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM UEKAE Bioelectronic Systems Department to ensure healthy and regular breathing of patients in need of respiratory support. Values such as air flow, pressure and oxygen ratio can be controlled with the help of sensors on the device.

In certain situations such as COVID-19, infected patients exhibit severe symptoms, including respiratory distress and shortness of breath. Advanced patients showing these symptoms require treatment in intensive care units at hospitals. During such periods, one of the most crucial devices needed in intensive care units is respiratory ventilators. In the case of an epidemic, the rapid increase in the number of patients also means a rapid increase in the demand for respiratory ventilators. In such emergency situations, the need for respiratory ventilators arises not only within hospitals but also in external environments, including mobile patient transport vehicles, to meet the demand for a larger number of ventilators.

In order to meet this demand, discussions are ongoing with companies capable of conducting mass production, sales, and after-sales support activities within the country for a ventilator device that comes with superior features such as battery, touch screen, and data transfer capabilities. The ventilator is designed to be customizable according to customer needs.


Dissolved Oxygen Sensor

Dissolved oxygen sensors and controllers used in wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) in Turkey are purchased from abroad. It is planned to develop a domestic dissolved oxygen sensor and control unit in order to remove this dependency on abroad. In this context, a prototype was produced by developing a dissolved oxygen probe that measures the dissolved oxygen value in wastewater in cooperation with TÜBİTAK BİLGEM and TÜBİTAK MAM. Within the scope of the project, the optical, mechanical, electronic and algorithm design and production of the device were carried out in the Bioelectronic Systems Department.

The number of WWTPs in Turkey is expected to triple by 2023. Many industries such as chemicals, energy, biopharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, food, beverages and fish farms are other markets. Dissolved oxygen is one of the parameters that must be monitored in facilities with an installed capacity of 5,000 m³/day and above according to the communiqué on WWTPs. In this sense, the market will expand with the increase in population and the commissioning of new facilities.

The dissolved oxygen sensor and control unit will be utilized not only in wastewater treatment plants but also for online monitoring of dissolved oxygen in seafood (fish, shrimp, etc.) production farms, lakes, rivers, and streams.

It is aimed to bring the following benefits to our country with the start of production, marketing and sales activities of dissolved oxygen sensors, all of which are currently imported:

  • Having a completely domestic and national production infrastructure of the product,
  • Elimination of import dependency, which is increasing gradually and amounting to approximately 20 million USD annually,
  • Contributing to the national income of the country thanks to the export potential of the product,
  • Contributing to employment by introducing a new investment item to our country,
  • Initiating similar studies in different fields thanks to the knowledge (know-how), experience and human resources in the field of sensor technology,
  • Encouraging the private sector for limited production based on sensor technologies in our country.

Company Marker Control Devices and Inspection System

The aim of the project is to enable fuel companies to identify the fuels they sell and improve the quality of their services. In this context, devices and software are being developed in the laboratory using entirely domestic resources to control the company markers specially designed for the gasoline and diesel types distributed by the company. The measurement results obtained from these devices are transferred to a centralized platform, allowing company officials to track and monitor them online.

As part of the project, maintenance, repair, and calibration processes of the Company Marker Measurement Devices produced for a fuel company, as well as the production of new devices upon request, server maintenance, repair, and management, software development, field applications, and R&D studies aimed at improving measurement quality have been carried out.

With the Company Marker Measurement System Project, first of all, in order for the measurement devices produced to operate with high accuracy, all kinds of fuel with different chemical content and matrix structure imported and sold by the company from different countries can always measure the same company marker (marker) value, It is aimed to read the correct value even in seasonal temperature changes and fuel oil additive changes and to ensure that the device operates correctly and properly, to perform device calibrations in 6-month periods, to ensure that the online tracking system is constantly operational, to monitor fuel oil quality with continuous field monitoring, to eliminate possible device malfunctions and to carry out R&D for higher accuracy.

The device was used by OPET company to monitor the fuels used at their stations.


DUHAN BETA Bioerosol Detection System

The Beta version prototype is designed as a desktop display for the ongoing studies aimed at detecting the presence of bioaerosols in the air, which pose a potential threat to human health.

The device is designed with the following features both on its own screen and through the computer interface to which it is connected:

  • Detection of aerosols in the air,
  • Deciding whether it is biological or not,
  • Extracting the concentration-size distribution,
  • Alarm generation,
  • Sample collection for further examinations.

In this way, the device has the feature of both giving information about the presence of aerosol in the environment and announcing the presence of an aerosol (bioaerosol) with an alarm, which has a vitality feature that exceeds the determined threshold value.

In recent years, the possibility of developing microorganisms that have been genetically modified to increase their disease-causing effects, make detection difficult and directed microorganisms increases the danger of biological weapons as weapons of mass destruction. In this context, a project was initiated at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM in 2022 to develop a Bioaerosol Detection System.

By the end of 2022, the table-top device, which was brought to the final stage as targeted, was developed as a laboratory prototype. With this device, called DUHAN Beta, the goal of continuously controlling the ambient air and generating an alarm when the amount of aerosol in the air exceeds the specified threshold values has been successfully achieved.

The project aims to detect aerosols with a diameter of 0.5-10 microns with an optical-based system. The particles in the ambient air transferred to the system in the developed device through pumps are measured by laser stimulation. When the size and quantity of the threat particles in the air exceed a certain threshold value, the device is alarmed and it is understood whether the detected particles are biological or not (bioaerosol). If they are biological, the threat particles can be concentrated and stored in the filter. The developed DUHAN Beta version device decides the presence/absence of biological material.

The work carried out in the Project also creates the infrastructure for devices for the CBRN and other needs of the SSB. In line with the needs to be determined, the device can be integrated into manned and unmanned land, air and sea vehicles, as well as customization for different purposes such as on-site detection, sampling, monitoring of important institutions and mass areas, continuous monitoring supported by artificial intelligence, VIP personnel protection, online data transfer.

Beta Version System Features:

  • Particle size1: 0.3-5 µm
  • Number of channels: 14 (adjustable)
  • Maximum concentration: 24,000 cm-3
  • Laser wavelength: 405nm
  • Detection angle: 90°
  • Example flow rate: 0.25-1 LPM (adjustable)
  • Guide flow rate: 0.25-5 LPM (adjustable)
  • Weight2: 22kg
  • Dimensions2: 33 cm (H) × 48 cm (D) × 43 cm (W)
  • Strength2: 220 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 90 W

Customizable/Addable Features

  • Communication: USB / Ethernet / GSM
  • Device control: Display / Graphical interface / Terminal
  • Alarm output: Visual / Logic / Audio
  • Other: Sample spooling, authorization, registration, GPS
  1.  This is the particle size in the beta version. Wider ranges are available upon request..
  2.  Values in beta version, can improve by 50%..

(SGE) Cyber Security Institute

The Cyber Security Institute, which was established to carry out studies to increase the national cyber security capacity, carries out research and development activities in the field of cyber security; carries out solutions-oriented projects for military institutions, public institutions and organizations and the private sector.

The main fields of activity of our institute, which has made a significant contribution to the creation of cyber security knowledge and tactical infrastructure in our country with many successful projects to date, are secure software development, penetration tests and vulnerability analysis.

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(IZE) Artificial Intelligence Institute

Artificial Intelligence Institute is the first institute established within the scope of TUBITAK centers and institutes, which cuts the sectors and research fields horizontally and focuses directly on the emerging technology field. For this reason, it constitutes an innovative model in terms of both the open innovation and co-development approach of the institute and its focus on emerging technology.

Artificial Intelligence Institute aims to develop core technologies in the field of artificial intelligence and bring these innovations from the forefront of science to the use of the industry as soon as possible. Focusing on the transformative potential of artificial intelligence, it will continue to play its part in pioneering efforts to create and sustain artificial intelligence-based innovation, growth and productivity in Turkey. Working with industry and public institutions in Turkey, together with other organizations within the artificial intelligence ecosystem, spreading the use of artificial intelligence and increasing the workforce specialized in this field are among its primary goals.


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TÜBİTAK BİLGEM builds its basic strategy for the future on qualified knowledge and qualified people focused on national targets in the research, technology development and innovation ecosystem.

Starting from the understanding that "the most important resource of a country is generally people, specifically scientists," TÜBİTAK encourages and supports our youth from an early age. In this context, providing young minds with early exposure to technology production is crucial for the success of our National Technology Move. Accordingly, TÜBİTAK BİLGEM offers internship opportunities to undergraduate students from universities every year.

You can follow internship announcements and submit your applications through the Career Gateway at https://kariyerkapisi.cbiko.gov.tr.

You can access frequently asked questions about internships at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM from here. 

Application Conditions
  • Students enrolled in undergraduate (2nd year and above) and associate degree programs in departments offering education in universities and conducting insurance procedures through the higher education institution to which they are affiliated can benefit from the internship opportunity.
  • For undergraduate and associate degree students, a minimum Weighted Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 out of 4 is required. The GPA of candidates with a 100-point system is converted to a 4-point system based on the "Conversion Table of Grades from the 4-Point System to the 100-Point System" published by the Higher Education Council.
  • There is no requirement for a foreign language certificate during the internship application process.
  • Students enrolled in departments such as Forensic Computing Engineering, Computer Sciences, Computer Science and Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer and Informatics, Computer and Software Engineering, Information Systems Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Control Engineering, Control and Computer Engineering, Control and Automation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, or Software Engineering in universities can apply for internships.

Internship applications are accepted between December and January, and the internship period covers June, July, and August.



Scholar assignments are made for research and development activities for undergraduate, master's, doctoral students, and post-doctoral researchers. In our center, scholars are appointed for practical purposes in externally funded, TARAL, or European Union projects.

You can contact us via the email address bilgem.yetenekkazanimi@tubitak.gov.tr to apply to be a scholar.
Application Conditions

(1) The conditions for undergraduate scholars in externally funded projects conducted by the institution are specified below:

  •  Being a student continuing undergraduate education at higher education institutions established in Turkey (excluding foreign language preparatory students).
  • Having a weighted cumulative GPA for previous years, excluding preparatory years, based on the university's grading system, which satisfies the formula score and foreign language requirements in the recruitment criteria.
  • Completing at least the first semester of the first year of undergraduate education.
  • Having a GPA of "+3.00" and a University Placement Exam Ranking of "10,000 ≥" for undergraduate general average.
  • For foreign students placed in Turkish universities without taking the ÖSYM exam or for those who completed undergraduate education through exams such as Vertical Transfer Exam, the lowest university placement ranking of the department from the year the candidate started the undergraduate program is considered in the ranking formula.

(2) The conditions for master's degree scholars in externally funded projects conducted by the institution are specified below:

  • Being a student continuing master's degree education at higher education institutions established in Turkey (excluding special students and foreign language preparatory students).
  • Currently pursuing a master's degree in the project's field of responsibility.

(3) The conditions for doctoral students in externally funded projects conducted by the institution are specified below:

  • Being a student continuing doctoral education at higher education institutions established in Turkey (excluding special students and foreign language preparatory students).
  • Currently pursuing a doctorate in the project's field of responsibility or conducting a doctorate in areas determined within the framework of the YÖK-TÜBİTAK Doctoral Program Project Collaboration Protocol. (Students in medical specialization and artistic proficiency are accepted as doctoral students.)

Candidate Researcher

Students in the 3rd and 4th years of relevant engineering departments at universities can apply to our Part-Time Candidate Researcher positions through our Job Application System at kariyer.tubitak.gov.tr. By doing so, they can gain work experience at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM during their university years.

This program does not have an end date. Candidate Researcher personnel working part-time during their university period can seamlessly transition to full-time employment as Researcher personnel at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM without interrupting their career journey after graduating from the undergraduate program.

Application Conditions

Conditions for the Candidate Researcher Program:

  • Being a 3rd or 4th-year student in the relevant departments specified in the announcements at universities.
  • Foreign language proficiency: Achieving appropriate scores in the exam types specified in the announcement or studying in a program that is 100% in English for undergraduate education.
  • Satisfying the formula score:

Weighted Graduation Average + (10,000/University Placement Exam Ranking) + Additional Score* >= 3.20

*Candidates who have achieved rankings and awards in national and international competitions will receive an additional score of 0.3.



By joining TÜBİTAK BİLGEM as a Researcher, you can contribute to developments in the fields of information technology, information security, and advanced electronics. You'll have the opportunity to make your mark on innovations, closely follow advancements, enhance your skills, and shape your future by advancing in your career.

You can apply to our currently open positions through the TÜBİTAK Job Application System .

Application Conditions

Conditions for Job Application:

  • Foreign language proficiency: Attaining appropriate scores in the exam types specified in the announcement or studying in a program that is 100% in English for undergraduate education.
  • Fulfilling specific requirements stated in the announcement (such as undergraduate department, years of experience, expertise, etc.).
  • Satisfying the formula score:

For Candidates with Less than 3 Years of Experience:

Weighted Graduation Average + (10,000 / University Placement Exam Ranking) + Additional Score* >= 3.20


For Candidates with 3 Years and More of Experience:

Weighted Graduation Average + (10,000 / University Placement Exam Ranking) + 5*[1 / (1 + e^(5 - years of experience) ) ] + Additional Score* >= 3.20

*Candidates who have achieved rankings and awards in national and international competitions will receive an additional score of 0.3.


MILSEC 4 - Secure IP Terminal


While the MİLSEC-4 terminal offers an up-to-date solution for next-generation secure communication (voice, data and video) in IP networks, it provides an uninterrupted communication service by maintaining the compatibility of secure voice communication in PSTN networks with PSTN secure phones in use.

Configuration, surveillance and software update processes of MILSEC-4 terminals are carried out securely remotely using the Security Management Center (GYM). MİLSEC-4 terminal is capable of IP Network Key Loading (IPAAY) through secure communication with GYM without the need for an additional device.

MİLSEC-4 terminals are interoperable with MİLSEC-1A and MİLSEC-2 phones and offer the opportunity to replace MİLSEC-1A and MİLSEC-2 phones without interruption in the gradual transformation of PSTN networks to next generation IP networks.


  • End-to-end secure voice communication in PSTN networks
  • End-to-end secure voice, image and data transmission in IP networks
  • NATO SCIP compliance on IP networks
  • Compatibility with commercial SIP products
  • Interoperability with MILSEC1A and MILSEC2 secure phones
  • National and AES crypto algorithms
  • Remote software update
  • Easy operation with touch screen

It is subject to the sales license to be given by the Ministry of National Defense.