The Quantum Devices and Sensors Research Group at Bilkent is led by Professor Hilmi Volkan Demir.
Our research work focuses on proposing, developing and demonstrating innovative chip-scale devices and sensors embedded with functional quantum structures for the applications of lighting, displays, imaging, communications, sensing, alternative energy generation, and environmental decontamination. Our research work spans device conception, modeling, material synthesis, growth and characterization, device fabrication and testing, and system-level applications.
Our research group consists of research students, researchers, and scholars from different disciplines and background including physics, applied physics, electrical engineering, materials science, and chemistry. Our research work is supported by TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), TUBA (Turkish Academy of Sciences), ESF (European Science Foundation), European Commission, National Institutes of Health (US-NIH), Republic of Turkey Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology and industrial programs and projects.
Positions available for:
1- Postdoctoral researchers
2- Graduate (Ph.D./M.S.) students (Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Physics, Material Science and Engineering, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology)
Please contact Professor Hilmi Volkan Demir and Program Manager Özgün Akyüz for post-doctoral, graduate and undergraduate researcher positions. We are always interested in working with enthusiastic and motivated students and researchers in our stimulating academic environment. We are looking for group members who will be committed to long-term projects
Hilmi Volkan Demir Named a Fellow of The Optical Society
Prof. Hilmi Volkan Demir, director of UNAM – The National Nanotechnology Research Centre of Turkey and Bilkent’s Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology and a member of the Departments of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Physics, was awarded the 2021 Turkish Physical Society International Special Honor Award.
Hilmi Volkan Demir Named a Fellow of The Optical Society
Prof. Hilmi Volkan Demir, director of UNAM – The National Nanotechnology Research Centre of Turkey and Bilkent’s Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology and a member of the Departments of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Physics, was elected a Fellow of The Optical Society (OSA) by the society’s board on September 16, during the OSA’s annual meeting in Washington, DC. The OSA’s mission is “to promote the generation, application and archiving of knowledge in optics and photonics and to disseminate this knowledge worldwide.” The society, founded in 1916, describes itself as “the world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide to foster and promote technical and professional development. ”Prof. Demir’s election to Fellow status recognizes his distinct and significant contributions to the advancement of optics and photonics, in particular for pioneering and sustained contributions to the research and development of semiconductor nanocrystal optoelectronics and nanophotonics. Several factors are considered for election including specific scientific and technological contributions, a record of significant publications and patents, technical and industry leadership in the field as well as service to the society and the global optics community. The number of OSA fellows elected each year is less than 0.5 per cent of the current membership total, making the process both highly selective and competitive. The 2020 class of Fellows will be honored at OSA conferences and meetings throughout 2020.
Didem Dede, a MS graduate student of Demir Research Group in MSN program at Bilkent, has been awarded with the ACS Nano Best Poster Award at NaNaX8 – Nanoscience with Nanocrystals Conference in Portugal 2017, with the title of ‘Colloidal Heterostructures of Nanoplatelets for Highly Tunable Excitonic Properties’. NaNaX8 brings together scientists of different research disciplines, in the fields of synthesis, characterization and applications of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals and metal nanoparticles. Didem is photographed with the conference chair, Professor Andrey Rogach, ACS Nano Editor, after receiving her award.
Our recent PhD graduate Dr. Talha Erdem has been awarded with the prestigious Newton International Fellowship for conducting postdoctoral research at the University of Cambridge, UK. Dr. Erdem will work together with Dr. Erika Eiser in Cavendish Laboratory on the DNA-driven self-assembly of colloidal nanocrystals and controlling the optical features of these self-assembled superlattices in real-time.
Talha Erdem, PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, has been selected as one of the recipients of the IEEE Photonics Society 2016 Graduate Student Fellowships in the field of photonics, lasers and electro-optics.
Professor Demir has received National Research Foundation – NRF Investigatorship Award, Class 2016
Yusuf Kelestemur , PhD candidate in the Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, is the recipient of the 2015 SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field
Zeliha Soran Erdem , PhD candidate in the Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, shortlisted as a finalist for best student paper award in IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC) 2015.
Burak Guzelturk, PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, has been selected as one of the recipients of the IEEE Photonics Society 2015 Graduate Student Fellowships in the field of photonics, lasers and electro-optics.
Our group member,Dr. Manoj Sharma, has been awarded with Visiting Scientist position under 2221 – Fellowship Program For Visiting Scientists And Scientists On Sabbatical Leave from The Department Of Science Fellowships & Grant Programs (BIDEB), TUBITAK, 2015.