Ayse Turak is an OCESS alumna. While not much is known about Dr. Turak's involvment in Spacesim, it is known that the AYSE Drive is named after her.
Dr. Turak was employed at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research from 2008 to 2010. In 2011, she was a visiting professor at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey. She is now a assistant professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.