PeopleDirector’s Office

Prof. Hilmi Volkan Demir

Director

UNAM-National Nanotechnology Research Center
Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Contact Details

+90 (312) 290 1021
+90 (312) 266 4365
volkan@bilkent.edu.tr
UNAM Director’s Office
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 Demir Research Group – Device & Sensors Research Labrotary

Institution

Professor, Department of Physics
Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Associate Member, Turkish Academy of Science

Research Interest

Nanophotonics, nanocrystal optoeelectronics, devices and sensors, light-emitting diodes, lighting, energy research.

Education

Stanford University, PhD, 2004
Stanford University, MS, 2000
Bilkent University Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, 1998
Ankara Fen Lisesi, 1994

Awards

National Research Foundation – NRF Investigatorship Award – 2015
Nanyang Award for Research Excellence – 2013
Elected Associate Member of National Academy of Sciences, Turkey (TUBA) – 2012
IEEE Senior Membership – 2012
The Rank Prize International Scholar, The Rank Prize Funds, UK – 2011
Singapore NRF Fellowship Award – 2009
TUBITAK – TESVIK (Young Scientist) Award – 2009
Parlar Foundation Young Scientist Award – 2008
European Science Foundation European Young Investigator Award (EURYI) – 2007
JCI Worldwide Federation of Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs TOYP Honoree – 2007
TUBA GEBIP – 2006

Patents: >30, SCI Journal publications: >200, Invited talks, seminars, colloquia: >150

Representative Publications

  • Stable and Low Threshold Optical Gain in CdSe/CdS Quantum Dots: All-Colloidal Frequency Up-Converted Laser
    Advanced Materials, volume 27, page 2678 (2015)
  • Lateral Size-Dependent Spontaneous and Stimulated Emission Properties in Colloidal CdSe Nanoplatelets
    ACS Nano, volume 9, page 5041 (2015)
  • Continuously Tunable Emission in Inverted Type-I CdS/CdSe Core/Crown Semiconductor Nanoplatelets
    Advanced Functional Materials, volume 25, page 4282 (2015)
  • Amplified Spontaneous Emission and Lasing in Colloidal Nanoplatelets
    ACS Nano, volume 8, page 6599 (2014)
  • Stacking in colloidal nanoplatelets: excitonic properties
    ACS Nano, volume 8, page 12524 (2014)
  • Comparative study of field-dependent carrier dynamics and emission kinetics of InGaN/GaN light-emitting diodes grown on (11-22) semipolar versus (0001) polar planes
    Applied Physics Letters, volume 104, page 143506 (2014)
  • Photogeneration of hot plasmonic electrons with metal nanocrystals: Quantum description and potential applications
    Nano Today, volume 9, page 85 (2014) [Invited Paper.]

T. Serkan Kasırga

Assistant Director

UNAM-National Nanotechnology Research Center
Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Dönüş Tuncel

Assistant Director

UNAM-National Nanotechnology Research Center
Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Contact Details

+90 (312) 290 3477
+90 (312) 266
dtuncel@fen.bilkent.edu.tr
UNAM Director’s Office
webpage

Institution

Assoc. Prof., Department of Chemistry

Research Interest

Design and synthesis of novel organic and inorganic/organic hybrid, nanostructured functional materials with potential applications in the areas of photonics, photocatalysis and bionanotechnology

Education

PhD: University of Cambridge and Imperial College

Representative Publications

  • Cucurbit[7]uril-threaded fluorene–thiophenebased conjugated polyrotaxanes
    RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 98109-98116
  • High-Stability, High-Efficiency Organic Monoliths Made of Oligomer Nanoparticles Wrapped in Organic Matrix
    ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (5), 5333–5339
  • Construction of multi-layered white emitting organic nanoparticles by clicking polymers
    Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2015, 3, 10277-10284
  • High-Stability, High-Efficiency Organic Monoliths Made of Oligomer Nanoparticles Wrapped in Organic Matrix
    ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (5), 5333–5339
  • Synthesis and investigation of singlet oxygen production efficiency of photosensitizers based on meso-phenyl-2,5-thienylene linked porphyrin oligomer and polymers
    Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2015, 13, 330-347
  • pH-Responsive Near-Infrared Emitting Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles for Cellular Imaging and Controlled-Drug Delivery
    J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem., 2015, 53, 114-122
  • Cucurbituril-based supramolecularly engineered nanostructured materials
    Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2015, 13, 330-347
  • Red Emitting, Cucurbituril-Capped, pH-Responsive Conjugated Oligomer-Based Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery and Cellular Imaging
    Biomacromolecules, 2014, 15, 3366-3374
  • Conjugated polymer nanoparticles
    Nanoscale, 2010, 2, 484-494 (Invited Feature Article, 2010-May, June, July, Top Ten articles)

Çağlar Elbüken

Assistant Director

UNAM-National Nanotechnology Research Center
Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Contact Details

+90 (312) 290 3550
+90 (312) 266 4365
elbuken@unam.bilkent.edu.tr
UNAM105
webpage

Research Interest

Microdroplet-based microfluidic systems, integrated microfluidic systems

Education

PhD: University of Waterloo, 2004-2008
Postdoctoral Associate: University of Waterloo, 2008-2012
Senior Scientist: Abbott Point of Care, 2010-2011
Research Asst. Prof.: Koc University, 2011-2012

Representative Publications