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

 

Oct. 2017        Welcome Elif Nur Dayi, the newest member of the team!

Aug. 2017       Cleva presented the thermosensitive transfer printing of gold nanoparticle arrays at the International Advances in Functional Materials 2017 conference

June 2017       Cleva presented recent progress in the Phosphor Team’s model of long persistence mechanisms at the ARM Owner Group 4th User Meeting—many thanks to GPM Universite de Rouen and JEOL Europe for organizing and hosting this opportunity

May 2017       Ali delivered an oral presentation of his work on increasing charging capacity in lithium battery anodes at the European Materials Research Society 2017 Spring Meeting in Strasbourg

Feb. 2017        Congratulations to Sirous, Hasan, and our co-author team for the manuscript accepted for publication in Nanoscale, “Transfer Printing Gold Nanoparticle Arrays by Tuning the Surface Hydrophilicity of Thermo-Responsive Poly N-isopropylacrylamide (pNIPAAm)

Nov. 2016       Congratulations to Sirous for passing his Ph.D. qualifying exams

Nov. 2016       Hasan and Ece’s manuscript presenting how PVP modifies photoemission from ZnO nanoparticles was accepted for publication—way to go!

Nov. 2016       Cleva presented the NS-Future Seminar, “Sustainability and Alternative Energy: Lowering Our Footprint on the Planet

Aug. 2016       Dr. Hasan Kurt successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation—congratulations for the excellent job done, Hasan! Many grateful thanks to Prof. Kurşat Şendur, Prof. Mustafa Demir, Prof. Çınar Öncel, and Prof. Yusuf Menceloğlu for their contributions as jury members

July 2016        Hasan’s manuscript on the adaptation of impedance spectroscopy for analyzing the effects of anode interlayers on photophysics of BHJ OPVs is accepted for publication

June 2016       Congratulations to Ali for winning the best poster award at NanoTR-12! Ali had presented his work, “Silicon-decorated carbon nanofibers as high-capacity and long-cycle life lithium-ion battery (LIB) anodes”

 

 

Funded Projects 

 

  • 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.