Associate Professor of Materials Science
Materials Science and Engineering Program
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Ph.D, Materials Science and Engineering
M.Sc., B.Sc. in Metallurgy
Faculty member in Materials Program, Faculty of Engineering and Natural
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 groups 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.
I recently have interest in ferroelectric memory technology, namely FRAM. Check this link to learn about the advantages of FRAM over other techniques (Courtesy of Fujitsu Company).
- 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