Prof. Sevgi was born in Akhisar on 1st January 1958. He received his B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 1982, 1984, and 1990, respectively. In 1982 he joined ITU as a research assistant. In 1987, while working on his Ph.D. he was awarded a fellowship that allowed him to work with Prof. L. B. Felsen at Weber Research Institute / New York Polytechnic University York for two years. His work at the Polytechnic concerned the propagation phenomena in non-homogeneous open and closed waveguides.
He became assistant, associate and full professor in 1991, 1996 and 2002, respectively. In 1990, he returned to the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Faculty of the ITU. He was with the Center for Defense Studies, ITUV-SAM from 1993 to 1997, for the Long Horizon (UZUN UFUK) Project studies for Turkish Navy. He was with the Scientific Research Group of Raytheon Systems Canada from Sep 1998 till Jun 1999, during the field trials of the Canadian East Coast Integrated Maritime Surveillance System based on surface wave HF Radars. He joined TUBITAK-MRC, Information Technologies Research Institute of the Turkish Scientific Research and Technology Council as the Chair of Electronic Systems Department in Jun 1999 and spent nearly two years. He was also with the Center for Defense Studies, ITUV-SAM for Vessel Traffic System installation for Turkish Straits from 2000 to 2002. Prof. Sevgi had been with Electronics and Communication Engineering Department of Engineering Faculty in Dogus University between Sep 2001 - Sep 2014. He was a full-time visiting professor at UMASS Lowell during Sep 2012 - Aug 2013. Since Sep 2014, he has been with Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Okan University.
His research study has focused on propagation in complex environments, analytical and numerical methods in electromagnetic, radar systems, EMC/EMI modeling and measurement, surface wave HF radars, FDTD, TLM, SSPE and MoM techniques and their applications, RCS modeling, bio-electromagnetics. He is also interested in novel approaches in engineering education, teaching electromagnetics via virtual tools. He also teaches popular science lectures like Science, Technology and Society.
He is a Fellow member of the IEEE, a member of Turkish Chamber of Electrical Engineers (EMO), an assoc. Editor, of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Testing ourselves” Column, member of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Education Committee, a column Writer in the IEEE Region 8 Newsletter Scientific Literacy” Column, in the Editorial Boards of ELEKTRIK, Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Wiley RF and Microwave Computer Aided Engineering, American Journal of Food Technology, IJAP, Int. Journal of Antennas and Propagation, (HINDAWI Publishing), Asian Journal of Management, (ACADEMIC Journals).
He is the author or co-author of more than 150 journal and 100 international conference papers. He has several books in English and Turkish.
His two books "Complex Electromagnetic Problems and Numerical Simulation Approaches" and "Electromagnetic Modeling and Simulation" were published by the IEEE Press - Wiley in 2003 and 2014, respectively.