Akbulut received BS and MS degrees in Chemistry from METU. He received PhD. degree in Polymer Chemistry from University of South Florida. He served as Assoc. Professor in METU until 1985. Akbulut joined Ankara University as a Full Professor in 1985. He served as the Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy and later as the Vice Rector of Ankara University. Akbulut returned to METU and was appointed as Secretary General of METU in 1990. Later he served as Vice Rector of METU for eight years. He was elected to be the Rector of METU in 2000 and served until 2008. Akbulut published 91 scientific articles in Chemistry. He won Encouragement Award in Chemistry of Turkish Sci. and Tech. Res. Council in 1985. He received BENZ Alumni Award in 1996 (USA). Akbulut received Best Services Award from Chemistry Association of Turkey in 2001. He received the title of Cavaliere Ufficiale Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana in 2006 (Italy). He was elected as The Rector of the Year by Lions International in 2008. He received Award for Contribution to International Cooperation from Hyogo Prefecture Government in 2009 (JAPAN). Akbulut, founded URAP (University Ranking by Academic Performance) in Informatics Institute of METU in 2009 and he serves as the head of URAP since then.
Urap 2016 Symposium Presentation