Prof. Hilmi Volkan Demir Has Been Awarded The TÜBİTAK 2020 Science Award

Professor Hilmi Volkan Demir, of the Departments of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and of Physics, Chair of the Graduate Program of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (MSN) and Director of UNAM — The National Nanotechnology Research Center, has been recognized by The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) for 2020. The prestigious TÜBİTAK Science Award of 2020, of which Dr. Demir is a winner in the field of Engineering Sciences, is the highest scientific award given by TÜBİTAK on annual basis to scientists who have made significant contributions to science at an international level.

Professor Demir received the award for his internationally recognized scientific work in the fields of semiconductor optoelectronics and nanophotonics, in particular, on the physics, optical properties and applications of quantum-confined colloidal structures for LEDs in the lighting and display technologies and for his pioneering contributions to the nanocrystal-based color conversion, display-backlighting color enrichment, energy transfer and optical gain in semiconductor nanocrystals.

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