Cleva W. Ow-Yang

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Sabanci University

Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences

Orhanli, Tuzla 34956, Istanbul, TURKEY

 

Office: FENS 1025

+90 (216) 483-9592 (phone)

+ 90 (216) 483-9550 (fax)

 

PhD Materials Science & Engineering, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

MS Materials Science & Engineering, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

BS Materials Science & Engineering, M. I. T., Cambridge, MA, USA

 

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Research Interests

 

Our projects are related to the theme, Manipulation and Management of Light Through Materials Engineering.  Our approach is two-fold.  By harnessing the unique phenomena stemming from quantum confinement in a controlled manner, we engineer materials, aiming for technologically attractive optical properties.  We achieve this goal through constructing model systems to investigate the impact of symmetry on cooperative physical phenomena via manipulating nanoparticles and supramolecular structures.  Along a different line of investigation into the relationship between symmetry in material structure and physical properties, we’re also investigating the mechanisms of extended phosphorescence in rare-earth co-doped alkali earth aluminates, by applying analytical TEM methods.  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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Publications: Google Scholar, ResearchGate Profile

Researcher ID: L-2735-2016

ORCID: 0000-0002-2909-0957  

 

 

Latest News from the Team

 

31/07/19          We kicked off the Koc University-Sabanci University Electron Microscopy Colloquia with a lively and thought-provoking talk by Prof. Raynald Gauvin from McGill University on Analytical Electron Microscopy at 30 keV

07/19               dr. Mirijam Vrabec from the University of Ljubljana visited the team for fruitful sessions on Raman microscopy—thank you Mirijam!

07/19               Cleva visited the National Center for Electron Microscopy at Lawrence Berkeley Lab—major thanks to Colin Ophus for creating Prismatic, making it freeware, and introducing me to this elegant solution for quantitative interpretation of STEM images!

01/07/19          Congratulations, Guliz and collaborators, on publishing the use of AR-STEM imaging to directly show that Eu and Dy incorporate into adjacent sites in the Sr sub-lattice in long afterglow strontium aluminate

24/06/19          Burcu Gülşen, Abdelrahman Kassem, Ahmet Alper Ozkan, Zeynep Yumrutaş, and Defne Çırcı started PURE projects for the summer—welcome to the team, enjoy your adventures!

23/06/19          Irem did an awesome job on her graduation project/SU ASSET project! Her goal was to develop an augmented reality app stimulated by (long duration) glow-in-the-dark ceramic panels for calling attention to protecting our seas and natural heritage. The panels were on display during the evening commencement festivities around the campus lake on 23/06/19. If you have an Android phone, do check out her designs!

18/06/19          Sirous presented his investigations into the thermo and kinetics of phase evolution in long afterglow strontium aluminates during ceramic processing at the 16th ECerS Conference in Torino, Italy   

18/06/19          Cleva presented the latest additions to the model of structure in strontium aluminate supporting extreme afterglow at the 16th ECerS Conference in Torino, Italy

30/04/19          The Team hosted the visit of Velimir Radmilovic from the University of Belgrade/NCEM—thank you, Mimo, for the motivating seminar and stimulating discussions on electron microscopy!

08/02/19          Congratulations to Semih for passing his Ph.D. qualifying exams!

11-14/12/18    The Team hosted visits of our collaborators from Ljubljana, dr. Saso Sturm, dr. Mirijam Vrabec, and dr. Nastja Rogan Smuc

11-12/10/18    Arzu, Sirous, and Cleva presented their work at SERES 2018 in Eskisehir, as well as the fruits of their collaboration with Dr. Aligul Buyukaksoy (Gebze Technical University) on nanostructured SOFCs

01/10/18          Warm welcome to the new team members, Enas Sakka Amini, Ayse Eksioglu, Aleyna Beste Ozhan, and Ahmet Alper Ozkan!

 

 

Funded Projects 

 

  • Researcher, “Investigation of the Impact of Nanocomposite Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathode Microstructure on the Electrochemical Performance,” TÜBITAK (The Science and Technology Research Council of Turkey), Engineering Division Grant #217M649, 07/17-07/19.
  • Consultant, “Development of Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells with High Performance and Durability,” TÜBITAK (The Science and Technology Research Council of Turkey), Engineering Division Grant #217M031, 07/17-07/20.
  • Consultant, “Production of Composite Structures of Carbon Nanofiber Decorated with Si Nanoparticles for Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes,” TÜBITAK (The Science and Technology Research Council of Turkey), Engineering Division Grant #114M216, 11/15-11/17.
  • Consultant, “Developing the crystal growth process of 2-D graphene and Bi2Te3 topological insulators,” TÜBITAK (The Science and Technology Research Council of Turkey), Basic Sciences Division Grant # 114F036; 11/14-05/17.
  • Principal Investigator, "Nanoscale Engineering the Long Afterglow," TÜBITAK (The Science and Technology Research Council of Turkey), Basic Sciences Division Grant # 212T177. (completed 04/16)
  • Principal Investigator, "Engineering Interlayers in Organic Photovoltaics: Effects of Nanostructuring and Energy Storage," TÜBITAK (The Science and Technology Research Council of Turkey), Engineering Research Division Grant # 112M360 à converted in 01/14 to a project associated with European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action MP1307 “Stable Next-Generation Photovoltaics: unraveling degradation mechanisms in organic solar cells by complementary characterization techniques (StableNextSol). (completed 02/15)
  • Co-PI, “Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy of Boron Incorporation in Strontium Aluminate,” TÜBİTAK (the Science and Technology Research Council of Turkey), MAG (Engineering Research Division) Grant #110M426. (completed 03/13)
  • PI, “Plasma Etching of 2-D Micelle Nano-reactor Arrays”, TÜBİTAK (the Science and Technology Research Council of Turkey), TBAG (Basic Sciences Division) Grant #110T023. (completed 06/11)
  • PI, "Spatially Resolved Spectroscopy Analysis of Ion-Capturing Ligands on Metal Nanoclusters", Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Proposal No. 000007281 (NCEM #1468). (completed 10/11)
  • Partner coordinator, “Merging Atomistic And Continuum Analysis Of Nanometer Length-Scale Metal-Oxide Systems For Energy And Catalysis Applications,” European Commission, 7th Framework Programme, Grant #233484.
  • Consultant, “Modeling, Design, and Manufacturing of Nano-Optical Systems”, TÜBİTAK (the Science and Technology Research Council of Turkey), TBAG (Basic Sciences Division) Grant # 108T482.
  • PI, “Photoluminescence Spectroscopy of Colloidal Nanoparticles”, TÜBİTAK (the Science and Technology Research Council of Turkey), TBAG (Basic Sciences Division) Grant #108T209 (completed 05/09)
  • PI, “Improving the Research Capacity for Nanoscale Materials Characterization,” European Commission, 7th Framework Programme, Grant for Coordination and Support Action, Agreement #206966 (completed 05/09)
  • PI, “Control of Size, Morphology, and Optical Properties of Colloidal Nanoparticles”, TÜBİTAK (the Science and Technology Research Council of Turkey), TBAG (Basic Sciences Division) Grant #106T657 (completed 04/10)
  • PI, “Processing and characterization of Lanthanides co-doped MAl2O4 (M:Sr,Ba,Ca) Phosphorescent Powders”, TÜBİTAK MAG (Engineering Research Division) Grant #106M402 (completed 09/08)

 

 

Teaching Involvement

 

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)

Spring 2014: MAT 680, Special Topics (G)

Fall 2003-2013: ENS 202, Thermodynamics (UG)

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

 

The most profound impact on my education was at the Summer Science Program (www.summerscience.org) in Ojai, California.