Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences & Nanotechnology Research and Application Center
Orta Mah. Universite Cad. No:27, 34956 Tuzla/Istanbul, TURKEY
+90 (216) 483-9592 (phone)
+ 90 (216) 483-9550 (fax)
PhD Materials Science & Engineering,
MS Materials Science & Engineering,
BS Materials Science & Engineering, M. I. T.,
Wondering why you should study Materials Science and Engineering at Sabanci University? Check out this video created by our awesome students.
The main thrust of our research activity is focused on Manipulation and Management of Light through Materials Engineering. By developing structural models of materials that exhibit extremely long duration persistent luminescence, we are designing materials for zero energy consumption lighting. Our model systems are rare-earth co-doped alkali earth aluminates, which we analyze by applying advanced TEM, Raman, and other characterization methods.
Based on the insight that we have gained into the formation of boroaluminate crystal structures, we apply our models of thermodynamic and kinetic control to tune crystal structure in functional ceramics for energy storage and more sustainable cement processing. This work further motivates us to develop hubs of circularity for more sustainable, carbon-negative, high-volume materials processing.
By harnessing physical phenomena arising from cooperative behavior and localization, we are developing plasmonic materials for sensor and antenna applications, with a recent emphasis on developing new inorganic materials exhibiting plasmonic behavior.
To address the interdisciplinary nature of our work, team members are active in many collaborative national and international projects (see project details below and in publications).
If you are interested in joining us, please click here.
Latest News from the Team
30/06/21 Congratulations, Ece, for an excellent senior thesis and earning a B.Sc. in Materials Science and Nano-Engineering!
01/04/21 Welcome Metehan Kırşanlı, our newest team member
01/02/21 Welcome to the team, Yasemin Akyol
18/12/20 Congratulations to Dr. Sirous for successfully defending his PhD dissertation
30/06/20 Congratulations, Elif, on earning a B.Sc. in Materials Engineering, and best wishes for the next adventure in Lausanne!
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 Jožef Stefan Institute — Andraž Kocjan, Zoran Samardžija, Sašo Šturm — 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 successfully developing an app for analysis of Raman maps
02/20 We welcome new team members Faiqa Dawood, Mehmet Can Dursun, Defne Circi, Deniz Albayrak, Selin Memikoğlu, 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
Spring 2021: MAT 206, Kinetics (UG)
Spring 2003-2021: MAT 204, Electrical, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Materials (UG)
Fall 2003-2020: MAT 312, Materials Characterization (UG)
Fall 2020: PROJ 201, Freshman project course—“Designing Hubs of Circularity for Sustainable Materials Processing”
Fall 2020, 2017, 2008: MAT 408 Introduction to Ceramics (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
R&D Engineer at JDS Uniphase (formerly SDL, Inc.), San Jose, California, USA
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany
Chateaubriand Science & Technology Fellow at Thales (formerly Thomson-CSF, LCR), Orsay, France
Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Other Professional Activities