Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences
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PhD Materials Science & Engineering,
MS Materials Science & Engineering,
BS Materials Science & Engineering, M. I. T.,
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Our projects are focused on Manipulation and Management of Light through Materials Engineering. Through understanding the relationship between symmetry in material structure and physical properties, we are studying mechanisms of extended phosphorescence in rare-earth co-doped alkali earth aluminates, by applying advanced TEM, Raman, and other characterization methods. By harnessing physical phenomena arising from cooperative behavior and localization, we are developing plasmonic materials for sensor and antenna applications. We also apply fundamentals of thermodynamics and kinetics to investigate phase transformations in energy storage materials and develop circular economies for construction materials. Team members are active in many collaborative national and international projects, to address the interdisciplinary nature of our work (see project details below).
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Latest News from the Team
04/20 Our manuscript, “Effect of Sintering and Boron Content on Rare Earth Dopant Distribution in Long Afterglow Strontium Aluminate,” has just been accepted for publication in the Journal of the European Ceramic Society. It’s the product of a lengthy collaboration between team members Sirous, Arzu and Cleva with Jozef Stefan Institute — Andraz Kocjan, Zoran Samardzija, Saso Sturm — and the University of Nova Gorica — Mattia Fanetti — and Meltem Sezen of SUNUM. Many thanks to our collaborators for deepening our understanding of the material structure supporting extreme persistent luminescence!
14/04/20 Thanks to David McCandless of Information is Beautiful for hosting a most informative data visualization workshop, Data is Beautiful. Despite the challenges of conducting a remote workshop on Zoom, it was a welcomed break to the routine of isolation and a pleasure to meet the other fascinating participants!
03/20 Congratulations to Ahmet Alper Ozkan for his successful development of an app for analysis of Raman maps!
02/20 We welcome new team members Faiqa Dawood, Kutsal Topaloğlu, Mehmet Can Dursun, Defne Circi, and Selen Ezgi Cankutaran!
11/19 The team joined in kicking off a new ERA-MIN2 project, RECEMENT, in which we develop new supplementary cementitious materials for cement, regenerated from end-of-life materials from mining and whiteware industries.
Fall 2003-2016: MAT 312, Materials Characterization (UG)
Fall 2016: PROJ 102, Freshman project course—“Making Stuff: 3-D Materials Manufacturing”
Spring 2016: MAT 206, Kinetics (UG)
Spring 2003-2016: MAT 204, Electrical, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Materials (UG)
Spring 2011, 2013, 2015: MAT 405, Advanced Materials Characterization (UG)
Spring 2014: NT 506, Advanced Materials Characterization Module (Advanced TEM lectures for the Nanotechnology Master’s program)
Fall 2013: NT 505, Materials Characterization Module (DLS and TEM lectures for the Nanotechnology Master’s program)
Fall 2009: 3.014 Materials Characterization (UG, at M.I.T.)
Fall 2003-7: MAT 509, Material Science & Engineering I: Structure and Properties of Materials (G)
Spring 2006: MAT 308, Phase Equilibria (UG)
Other Work Experience:
Visiting Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (2009-2010)
R&D Engineer at JDS Uniphase (formerly SDL, Inc.), San Jose, California, USA (2000-2003)
Alexander von Humbolt Fellow at Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany (1999-2000)
Chateaubriand Science & Technology Fellow at Thales (formerly Thomson-CSF, LCR), Orsay, France (1997-1998)
Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA (1992-1997)
Other Professional Activities