Faculty

Asst. Prof. Dr. Gürcan ARAL

Education

B.Sc.: Phys. Eng., Hacettepe University, 1991
M.Sc.: Physics, Louisiana State University, 1997
Ph.D.: Physics, Louisiana State University, 2003

Research Areas

  • Computational Material Science
  • Parallel Algorithm and Visualization for Large-Scale Materials Simulations
  • High-performance computing
  • Oxidation of Aluminum Nanocluster
  • gurcanaral[at]iyte.edu.tr
  • +90 (232) 750 77 17
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  • Personal Webpage

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Serkan ATEŞ

Education

B.Sc.: Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey, 2003
M.Sc.: University of Stuttgart, Germany, 2006
Ph.D.: University of Stuttgart, Germany, 2011

Research Areas

  • Solid-state quantum optics and Nanophotonics
  • Non-classical light sources for quantum information science
  • Quantum cryptology

Prof. Dr. Gülnur AYGÜN

Education

B.Sc.: Phys. Eng., Ankara University, 1991
M.Sc.:  Physics,  Ohio State University, 1997
Ph.D.: Physics, Middle East Technical University, 2005

Research Areas

  • Growth and in-situ ellispometric characterization of high k dielectrical materials
  • Fabrication of MOS capacitors, High Frequency Capacitor-Voltage Measurements and Analysis
  • Current-Voltage Measurements and Analysis of MOS capacitors
  • Experience on various Ellipsometers, FTIR, Spectrophotometers
  • X-ray Diffraction, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
  • UHV techniques, Experience on Nd-YAG Laser
  • Familiarity with automated data acquisition systems
  • Labview, UNIX, DOS, FORTRAN, Latex, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Kaleidagraph, OriginPro
  • gulnuraygun[at]iyte.edu.tr
  • +90 (232) 750 77 15
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Prof. Dr. Nejat BULUT

Education

B.Sc.: Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
Ph.D.: Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), 1991
Post-Doctoral Research: 
Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB, 1991-1992
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992-1994

Research Areas

  • Theoretical condensed matter physics
  • Many-body physics
  • Computational physics
  • Magnetism and superconductivity
  • Correlated-electron materials
  • nejatbulut[at]iyte.edu.tr
  • +90 (232) 750 77 01
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özgür ÇAKIR

Education

B.Sc.: Bilkent University, 1998
M.Sc.: Bilkent University, 2000
Ph.D.: Bilkent University, 2005
Post-Doctoral Research: 
Kyoto Institute of Technology, 2005-2009

Research Areas

  • Quantum Information Processing in Solid State Systems
  • Optical Properties of Nanocrystals
  • Electronic Structure of Organometallic Compounds.
  • ozgurcakir[at]iyte.edu.tr
  • +90 (232) 750 76 87
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cem ÇELEBİ

Education

B.Sc.: Physics Engineering, Hacettepe University, 2000
M.Sc.: Nanophysics, University of Antwerp, 2005
Ph.D.: Semiconductor Nanophysics, Eindhoven University of Technology, 2009
Post-Doctoral Research: 
Sabanci University, 2009-2012

Research Areas

  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Graphene and Other 2D Materials
  • Semiconductor Device Physics
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • cemcelebi[at]iyte.edu.tr
  • +90 (232) 750 77 11
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Prof. Dr. Recai ERDEM

Education

B.Sc.: Physics,  Middle East Technical University, 1982
M.Sc.: Physics,  Middle East Technical University, 1985
Ph.D.: Physics,  Middle East Technical University, 1991

Research Areas

  • Extra Dimensions
  • Cosmology
  • Discrete Space-Time Symmetries
  • Symmetries of the standard model and its extensions
  • recaierdem[at]iyte.edu.tr
  • +90 (232) 750 77 03
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Prof. Dr. Alev Devrim GÜÇLÜ

Education

B.Sc.: Ecole Polytechnique, Université de Montréal, 1997
M.Sc.: Ecole Polytechnique, Université de Montréal, 1999
Ph.D.: McGill University, 2003
Post-Doctoral Research: 
Cornell Univerity, 2003-2006
Duke University, 2006-2008
National Research Council Canada, 2008-2012 

Research Areas

  • Quantum, electronic, magnetic, and photonic properties of semiconductor and graphene nanostructures
  • Correlated electron systems
  • Spintronic nanostructures
  • Many-body computational tools
  • devrimguclu[at]iyte.edu.tr
  • +90 (232) 750 77 13
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Prof. Dr. Orhan ÖZTÜRK

Education

B.Sc.: Phys. Eng.,  Ankara University, 1985
M.Sc.: Physics, Michigan State University, 1989
Ph.D.: Applied Physics, Colorado School of Mines, 1994
Post-Doctoral Research: 
Colorado School of Mines, Golden,Colorado, 1995

Research Areas

  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
  • Applied Physics
  • Physics of Materials
  • Surface Modification of Materials with Ion Beams
  • orhanozturk[at]iyte.edu.tr
  • +90 (232) 750 77 08
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Prof. Dr. Lütfi ÖZYÜZER (Chairperson)

Education

B.Sc.: Phys. Eng., Hacettepe University, Turkey, 1991
M.Sc.: Physics, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, 1995
Ph.D.: Physics, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, 1999

Research Areas

  • High temperature superconductors
  • Conventional superconductors
  • Point contact tunneling spectroscopy
  • Scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy
  • Superconductor-insulator-normal metal/superconductor junctions
  • Josephson junctions, Ion beam deposition/etching
  • Magnetron sputtering
  • UHV and low temperature characterization
  • Photolithography
  • Nanolithography, Terahertz waves

Prof. Dr. Ramazan Tuğrul SENGER

Education

B.Sc.: Physics, Bilkent University, 1994
M.Sc.: Physics, Bilkent University, 1996
Ph.D.: Physics, Bilkent University, 2000                                                       Post-Doctoral Research: 
Emory University, 2001-2003

Research Areas

  • Spintronics, nanostructures and quantum transport 
  • Excitonic properties in low-dimensional structures 
  • Electron-phonon interactions 
  • Theory of polarons and bipolarons

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sami SÖZÜER

Education

B.Sc.: Physics, BogaziciUniversity, 1983
Ph.D.: Physics, University of Wyoming, 1992
Post-Doctoral Research: 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1992 -1994
Mississippi State University, 1994 -1995

Research Areas

  • Photonic crystals
  • Photonic Crystal waveguides
  • Parallel computing
  • samisozuer[at]iyte.edu.tr
  • +90 (232) 750 77 02
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bedrettin SUBAŞILAR

Education

B.Sc.: Chem. Eng., Middle East Technical University, 1979
M.Sc.: Chem. Eng., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1981
M.Sc.: Physics, Middle East Technical University, 1985
Ph.D.: Mech. Eng., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1991

Research Areas

  • Raditative Heat Transfer Modelling
  • Climate Change/Global Warming
  • Applied Mathematics/Scientific Computer Programming
  • Processing of Large Data Sets
  • bedrettinsubasilar[at]iyte.edu.tr
  • +90 (232) 750 77 16
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Asst. Prof. Dr. Enver TARHAN

Education

B.Sc.: Physics, Ege University, 1992
M.Sc.: Physics, Illinois Institute of Technology,1995
Ph.D.: Physics, Purdue University, 2004

Research Areas

  • Semiconductor Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • envertarhan[at]iyte.edu.tr
  • +90 (232) 750 77 14
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