New book “Optical Tweezers – Principles and Applications” by Dr. Giovanni Volpe

New book “Optical Tweezers – Principles and Applications” by Dr. Giovanni Volpe

Dr. Giovanni Volpe Bilkent University faculty member of Physics at the Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology and UNAM has recently co-authored a new book “Optical Tweezers – Principles and Applications“ published by Cambridge University Press. The book addresses the broad field of optical trapping and manipulation in a comprehensive and organic way. Combining state-of-the-art [...]
Engin Durgun Receives Mustafa Parlar Research Award

Engin Durgun Receives Mustafa Parlar Research Award

Asst. Prof. Dr. Engin Durgun has recently been announced as a recipient of the 2015 Mustafa Parlar Research Award, granted in recognition of his contributions to the fields of physics and materials science. Honoring the METU scholar Mustafa Parlar, the awards have been distributed yearly since 1981. Dr. Durgun’s research principally concerns two-dimensional materials, placing [...]
Coşkun Kocabaş receives 5th ERC in Bilkent University

Coşkun Kocabaş receives 5th ERC in Bilkent University

Bilkent University Department of Physics and UNAM faculty member Assistant Prof. Dr. Coşkun Kocabaş has been awarded a European Research Council’s (ERC) consolidator grant. Dr. Coşkun Kocabaş will be using this funding for his research project titled “Graphene-Based Smart Surfaces: From Visible to Microwave”. ERC funding is regarded as the most prestigious research funding in [...]
Giovanni Volpe Gains University’s 4th ERC Project

Giovanni Volpe Gains University’s 4th ERC Project

Bilkent University Department of Physics, UNAM and Neurosciences faculty member, Assistant Prof. Dr. Giovanni Volpe has been awarded a European Research Council’s (ERC) Starting Grant. Dr. Volpe will be using the funding provided by the council for 5 years for his research project titled “Biocompatible and Interactive Artificial Micro- and Nanoswimmers and Their Applications”. Dr. [...]
UNAM Graduates Accepted Into Top US Universities

UNAM Graduates Accepted Into Top US Universities

Fifteen alumni have received their PhD degrees from UNAM’s Materials Science and Nanotechnology (MSN) program this year, and the institution is happy to announce that many of its graduates now continue their careers on the world’s highest-ranked universities. UNAM alumni have been accepted for postdoctoral studies in top-class institutions such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology [...]
Zeliha Soran Erdem, Awarded in the 2015 IEEE Photonics Conference

Zeliha Soran Erdem, Awarded in the 2015 IEEE Photonics Conference

Zeliha Soran Erdem, PhD candidate in the UNAM-Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, is the recipient of the Best Student Paper Award in the  2015 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC). This award is given annually by the Society, the awards are open to students from universities whose papers have been accepted for presentation at the IEEE [...]