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 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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27-29/08/18 Cleva presented an invited talk on nanoscale engineering of materials for energy harvesting and storage at the Le Studium Conference, Frontiers in Nanomaterials for Energy Harvesting and Storage, in Tours—thank you Guylaine & Emre for the opportunity to share our work, learn a lot and meet the GREMAN network!
August 2018 Our collaboration with Meltem Sezen, Özlem Karahan, and Burak Kitiký is published in Micron—applying correlated FIB/TEM microscopy to analyze the structure of human tooth
July 2018 Congratulations to Arzu for passing the Ph.D. Qualifying Exams!
July 2018 Our collaboration with Sedat Nizamoðlu’s team is published in ACS Nano: “Effective Neural Photostimulation Using Indium-Based Type-II Quantum Dots”
June 2018 Cleva presented the current structural model of long afterglow strontium aluminate at PCFM’18, the International Conference on Physical Chemistry and Functional Materials in Elazýð, Turkey—thank you, Niyazi Hoca, for the opportunity!
June 2018 Welcome Zeki Semih Pehlivan, joining the team from the Ph.D. program
May 2018 Our collaboration with A. Levent Demirel’s team is published in Soft Matter: “Restructuring of Poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline)/Tannic Acid Multilayers into Fibers”
April 2018 Cleva attended the Materials for Architecture 2018 meeting in Earls Court, London, UK
April 2018 Our collaboration with Erdem Oðut’s team is published in Optics Letters: “Focusing short-wavelength surface plasmons by a plasmonic mirror”
April 2018 Our collaboration with Sedat Nizamoðlu’s team is published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: “Stokes-Shift-Engineered Indium Phosphide Quantum Dots for Luminescent Solar concentrators”
March 2018 Cleva visited collaborators at Jožef Stefan Institute for experiments and discussions—many thanks for hosting me, Sašo!
Jan. 2018 Our collaboration with H. Funda Yaðcý Acar is published in Macromolecular Chemistry & Physics: “Discovery of an Exceptionally Strong Luminescence of Polyethyleneimine‐Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles”
Dec. 2017 Cleva presented a seminar, “Application of Advanced TEM Methods for Materials Engineering for Energy Technology” at Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey, discussing a broad spectrum of case studies in which our JEM-200ARMCF was used to solve materials engineering challenges spanning quantum dots, SOFCs, thermoelectrics, and persistent afterglow ceramic pigments.
Nov. 2017 Cleva presented the talk, “Application of Advanced TEM Methods for Developing Ceramics for Energy Technology” at ElektroseramikTR 2017 held at Gebze Technical University, showing 3 case studies in which our JEM-200ARMCF was used to solve ceramics engineering challenges by analytical electron microscopy.
Oct. 2017 Welcome Elif Nur Dayý, the newest member of the team!
Aug. 2017 Cleva visited collaborators at CNRS-LPS for experiments on an ESTEEM2 transnational access—many thanks for hosting me, Laura & Mathieu!
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
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