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Academic Staff of Materials Science and Nanotechnology
 
Michelle Marie Adams
Professor
Ph.D., Neurobiology, New York University, 2001. Cognitive Neurobiology.  
Won mi Ahn
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Utah, 2010. Nano-optics, plasmonics, nanophotonics, nanofabrication, light-matter interactions in the strong coupling regime, polaritonic chemistry, hot carrier-driven photocatalysis and photoelectrochemistry.  
Engin Umut Akkaya
Professor
Ph.D., Chemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus 1989. Molecular and Supramolecular Synthetic Chemistry and Exploration of Emerging Functions.  
Ayça Arslan Ergül
Instructor
Ph.D., Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bilkent University, 2009. Cellular senescence, neurogenesis, aging brain, telomeres, pearl mullet, zebrafish, transcriptomics, gene editing, neuronal differentiation, neural stem cells, neurodegenerative diseases.  
Abdullah Atalar
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1978. Analog and digital integrated circuit design, micromachined sensors.  
Amirhoushang Bahrami
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Physics, Max Plank Institute Berlin, Germany, 2013. Active/living matter and biophysics, biomembranes and vesicles, cellular mechanics and mechanobiology, cellular and biological processes, cellular uptake of nanoparticles and drug delivery, synthetic biology, computational nanofluidics.  
Bilge Baytekin
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Chemistry, Free University of Berlin, 2008. Mechanochemistry, organic materials chemistry, electrostatics.  
Luca Biancofiore
Associate Professor (on leave)
Ph.D., University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, 2011. Fluid Mechanics, Applied Mathematics.  
Şahin Büyükdağlı
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, University Joseph Fourier, 2007. Statistical physics, biophysical modelling.  
Barbaros Çetin
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2009. Microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip technology, electrokinetic transport at microscale, heat transfer at microscale.  
Onur Çizmecioğlu
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Cell Biology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), University of Heidelberg, 2009. Signaling pathways in cancer, PI3K pathway, regulation of cell and centrosome cycles.  
Ömer Dağ
Professor
Ph.D., Chemistry, Middle East Technical University, 1994. Synthesis, characterization and spectroscopy of solid-state materials.  
Bahar Değirmenci Uzun
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Molecular Biology, University of Zurich, 2018. Intestinal stem cells, colorectal cancer, obesity.  
Abdullah Demir
Assistant Professor of Practice
Ph.D., Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, 2010. Optoelectronics, nanophotonic devices, semiconductor lasers, high power laser diodes, vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELS), quantum cascade lasers, nanolasers.  
Hilmi Volkan Demir
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2004. Optoelectronics light-emitting diodes (LEDs), semiconductor nanocrystals, energy transfer driven devices and sensors, nanoparticles/nanocomposites, optoelectronics, RF sensing bioimplants and medical devices.  
Engin Durgun
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Physics, Bilkent University, 2007. Computational materials design, solar fuels, cement chemistry, surface phenomena, multiferroics, hydrogen storage, nanowires/nanoclusters, magnetism/spintronics, nanotribology.  
Aykut Erbaş
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Physics, Technical University of Munich, 2011. Statistical mechanical and thermodynamic description of soft matter; nonequilibrium polymer physics, polyelectrolytes, hydrogels. Biophysics, protein-DNA interactions, chromosome organization, facilitated dissociation, reaction kinetics.  
Emine Yegan Erdem
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2013. Microfluidics, droplet-based systems, microreactors, nanoparticle synthesis, nanoimprinting.  
Sezin Galioğlu Özaltuğ
Instructor
Ph.D., Micro and Nanotechnology Department, Middle East Technical University, 2015. Nanomaterials, nanoporous materials, zeolite, metal organic frameworks (MOFs), ultrafast laser-based synthesis, nucleation and growth, patterned thin films.  
Serkan İsmail Göktuna
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Human Biology, Technical University of Munich, 2010. Cancer biology, tumor immunology, autoimmune diseases.  
Oğuz Gülseren
Professor
Ph.D., Condensed Matter Physics, Bilkent University, 1992. Theoretical Solid State Physics, nanoscience, metal nanowires, carbon nanotubes, exotic superconductors high pressure-high temperature properties of metals, phonons and vibrational spectra.  
Mehmet Selim Hanay
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Physics, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), 2011. Nanoelectromechanical systems, mass sensing.  
Fatih İnci
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Molecular Biology-Genetics and Biotechnology, İstanbul Technical University, 2013. Precision Health, Point-of-care Diagnostics, Biosensors, Microfluidics, Nanoplasmonics, Micro/Nano-scale Technologies, Bio-inspired Sensors, Mobile Health (mHealth), Infectious Diseases, Global Health, Disease Early Diagnosis and Screening.  
Seymur Jahangirov
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Material Science and Nanotechnology, Bilkent University, 2012. Computational physics, silicene, 2D materials, friction, nanowires and atomic chains.  
Ferdi Karadaş
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, Texas A ?amp; M University, 2009. Synthesis and characterization of magnetic and parous inorganic materials.  
Yiğit Karpat
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Rutgers University, 2007. Manufacturing systems and processes, micro/nano technologies.  
Talip Serkan Kasırga
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Physics, University of Washington, 2013. Experimental investigation of strong electronic correlation effects at low dimensional systems and their applications in hydrogen sensing, novel logic and storage devices, new generation light emitting diodes, using vanadium oxides and layered transition metal dichalcogenides.  
Özlen Konu Karakayalı
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Biology, Texas Tech University, 1999. Microarray data analysis, gene networks in nicotine's pharmacological effects, zebrafish genetics.  
Halil İbrahim Okur
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Chemistry, Penn State University, 2014. Biointerfaces, water, nano-emulsions, biomacromolecules, lipid droplet organelles, specific ion effects, nonlinear spectroscopy, second harmonic generation.  
Mustafa Ordu
Researcher
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, 2018. Photonic crystal fibers, semiconductor-core fibers, silicon photonics.  
Bülend Ortaç
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Physics, Rouen University,2004. Fiber optic concepts; CW and pulsed laser; amplification systems; nonlinear optics; ultrafast laser physics; THz generation; application of laser systems.  
Ekmel Özbay
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1992. Nanotechnology, nanophotonics, nanoelectronics, metamaterials, GaN MOCVD growth, GaN devices, photonic crystals, physics and applications of nanostructures, photonic devices, nanosensors.  
Tayfun Özçelik
Professor
M.D., Human Genetics, Istanbul University, 1986. Human molecular genetics, gene mapping, mutation analysis, identification of disease genes, X-chromosome inactivation.  
Emrah Özensoy
Professor
Ph.D., in Physical Chemistry, Texas A ?amp; M University , 2004. Catalytic properties of surfaces and nanostructures, model catalyst design at the atomic level, spectroscopic investigation of single crystals and ultra-thin metal-oxide films.  
Jong-Won Park
Researcher
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Utah, 2013. Experimental surface chemistry, chirality on the surface of metal nanoparticles and 2D materials for the development of asymmetric catalysts.  
Laura Elizabeth Salgın
Instructor
M.A., Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Michigan State University, 2016.  
Emine Ülkü Sarıtaş
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2010. Biomedical imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic particle imaging (MPI), signal and image processing, safety limits of magnetic fields in medical imaging systems.  
İbrahim Sarpkaya
Assistant Professor of Practice
Ph.D., Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2016. Carbon Nanotube and 2D Material Based Nanophotonics, Experimental Quantum Optics  
Şefik Süzer
Professor
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 1976. Electron, ion and photon spectroscopic analyses of gases, solids and surfaces.  
Cüneyt Şahin
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Physics, University of Lowa, 2015. Theoretical and computational study of spin dynamics, spin lifetimes, and spin Hall conductivity in complex oxides and topological insulators, first principles materials discovery of novel quantum materials for quantum computations, modeling of transitional metals and rare earth dopants in semiconductors, anomalous Nernst conductivity in magnetic crystals, g-tensors in magnetic field induced Weyl semimetals, current induced magnetism and optical activity in helical metals.  
Urartu Özgür Şafak Şeker
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., in Molecular Biology-Genetics and Biotechnology, Istanbul Technical University, 2009. Synthetic Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Bioinspired Materials and Bionanotechnology.  
Erdinç Tatar
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2016. MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), Inertial sensors, Strain sensing, Microfabrication Technologies, Bio-inspired sensors, Acoustic gas sensing, Sensor control electronics.  
Onur Tokel
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Applied Physics, Cornell University, 2011.  
Deniz Aybaş Tümtürk
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Boston University, 2021. Experimental atomic, molecular and optical physics.  
Yunus Emre Türkmen
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, The University of Chicago, 2012. Non-covalent interactions in organocatalysis, natural product total synthesis.  
Burak Ülgüt
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Cornell University, 2007. Electron Transfer through molecules and assemblies.  
Gürkan Yeşilöz
Researcher
Ph.D., Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2017. BioMEMS, micro/nanofluidics devices, organ-on-chips and physiological systems, tissue engineering, drug delivery and drug screening, pathogen detection, droplet microfluidics, acoustofluidics, microwave integrated sensors/heaters, nanoparticle synthesis and multiphase fluid interactions.  
Hasan Yılmaz
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Appied Physics, University of Twente, 2015. Experimental and computational optics and photonics, light scattering, optical imaging and spectroscopy, computational imaging, wavefront shaping, spatiotemporal control of light, imaging through opaque media, complex photonic media, mesoscopic physics of light, statistical optics, laser physics, random matrix theory.  
Mehmet Yılmaz
Assistant Professor of Practice
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, 2013. MEMS and nanomechanics for energy, and information technology applications. In-situ SEM nanomechanical characterization. Elastic strain engineering. Micro/nanofabrication based unit processes and novel integration processes. Scalable micro/nanofabrication at high yields, MEMS and CMUT devices.  
Semiha Yılmazer
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Architecture, Karadeniz Technical University, 1998. Building physics: architectural acoustics, lighting and, soundscape, artificial intelligence, virtual reality.  
Işık Yuluğ
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Molecular Genetics, University of London, 1996. Gene analysis in breast cancer, gene identification, gene expression in eukaryotic systems, epigenetics.  

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