Prof. (ret.) Dr.-Ing. Aylâ Neusel is a higher education researcher and member of INCHER. She has been president of the International Women's University "Technology and Culture" from 1999 to 2003. She has written and edited numerous books.

Aylâ Neusel has been and continues to be active in many academic bodies; for example, in 2010, she was appointed to the Advisory Board of the German University Consortium of the German-Turkish University (DTU) in Istanbul.

She has received many awards for her commitment,  one of them being the Cross of Honor for Science and Art of the State of Austria in 2009.