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
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 Jozef Stefan Institute — Andraz Kocjan, Zoran Samardzija, Saso Sturm — 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 his successful development of an app for analysis of Raman maps!
02/20 We welcome new team members Faiqa Dawood, Kutsal Topaloğlu, Mehmet Can Dursun, Defne Circi, 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.
31/07/19 We kicked off the Koc University-Sabanci University Electron Microscopy Colloquia with a lively and thought-provoking talk by Prof. Raynald Gauvin from McGill University on Analytical Electron Microscopy at 30 keV
07/19 dr. Mirijam Vrabec from the University of Ljubljana visited the team for fruitful sessions on Raman microscopy—thank you Mirijam!
07/19 Cleva visited the National Center for Electron Microscopy at Lawrence Berkeley Lab—major thanks to Colin Ophus for creating Prismatic, making it freeware, and introducing me to this elegant solution for quantitative interpretation of STEM images!
01/07/19 Congratulations, Guliz and collaborators, on publishing the use of AR-STEM imaging to directly show that Eu and Dy incorporate into adjacent sites in the Sr sub-lattice in long afterglow strontium aluminate
24/06/19 Burcu Gülşen, Abdelrahman Kassem, Ahmet Alper Ozkan, Zeynep Yumrutaş, and Defne Çırcı started PURE projects for the summer—welcome to the team, enjoy your adventures in the lab!
23/06/19 Irem did an awesome job on her graduation project/SU ASSET project! Her goal was to develop an augmented reality app stimulated by (long duration) glow-in-the-dark ceramic panels for calling attention to protecting our seas and natural heritage. The panels were on display during the evening commencement festivities around the campus lake on 23/06/19. If you have an Android phone, do check out her designs!
18/06/19 Sirous presented his investigations into the thermo and kinetics of phase evolution in long afterglow strontium aluminates during ceramic processing at the 16th ECerS Conference in Torino, Italy
18/06/19 Cleva presented the latest additions to the model of structure in strontium aluminate supporting extreme afterglow at the 16th ECerS Conference in Torino, Italy
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