Burç Mısırlıoğlu,

Associate Professor of Materials Science

Materials Science and Engineering Program

Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences

Sabancı University



Ph.D, Materials Science and Engineering

University of Connecticut

M.Sc., B.Sc. in Metallurgy

Istanbul Technical University


Curriculum Vitae



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2008-Present: Faculty member in Materials Program, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabancı University

2007-2008: Post-doctoral Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Area of research: Impact of surface electronic states on electrochemical activity of solid oxide cathodes)

2006-2007: AvH Fellow at Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics (Area of research: Effect of interfaces and periodicity on electrical properties of ferroelectric superlattices)


We are dedicated to understanding the effects of defects and microstructural features in functional oxides on their properties. Using continuum level computational and experimental approaches, we try to reveal the mechanisms by which defects and interfaces impact the physical properties and at what magnitude this occurs. Such knowledge is the key to design and fabricate artificial films and structures for specific engineering applications. Our group’s research covers:


Ferroelectric-semiconductor interfaces, ferroelectrics for gate control in field effect transistors.

Techniques for non-destructive and low power read-out to apply to non-volatile ferroelectric memories.

Phase transitions in functional oxides and artificially grown multilayers/superlattices.

Effect of defects on thermodynamics and phase transitions of crystalline materials.

Growth of ferroelectric and multiferroic films using chemical precursor methods and their characterization.


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- July 2017 / My Tübitak Research Project entitled “Control of magnetic orientation and electroresistance of  nano structures with vortex magnetism” is granted. I will be seeking Ph.D. students for Fall of 2017. Hard working and motivated students interested in carrying out computational research with coding skills are encouraged to contact me at burc_at_sabanciuniv.edu.

- November 2016/ My Tübitak Research Project entitled “Development of a non-destructive and ultrafast read-out multilayer ferroelectric memory” is granted.

- November 2016/ Tübitak Research Project of Prof. Gözde İnce on graded polymer ferroelectrics, a work I participate in, is granted.


Last update 02/09/2017


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