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