Dr. Muhammad Zakwan, Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, August 2017, “Meandering Loop Mirrors and Resonators in Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits: Design, Fabrication, and Analysis,” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Co advisors: M. İrşadi Aksun and Ali Serpengüzel. Assistant Professor of Avionics Engineering at Air University, Islamabad, Pakistan, November 2017.

Mr. Hüseyin Ozan Çirkinoğlu, M.S. in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering, August 2017, “Excitation of Silicon and Diamond Microsphere Whispering Gallery Modes by Femtosecond Laser Written Glass and Diamond Waveguides, and a Glass Fiber Coupler” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. pp. 56. Advisor: Ali Serpengüzel. Research and Development Engineer at Borda Technologies, Istanbul, Turkey.

Mr. Mustafa Mert Bayer, M.S. in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering, August 2017, “Elastic Light Scattering, Fluorescence, and Raman Spectroscopy of a Diamond Microsphere,” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. pp. 100. Advisor: Ali Serpengüzel. Followed by Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Expected, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA. Advisor: Özdal Boyraz.

Mr. Syed Sultan Shah Bukhari, M.S. in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering, August 2016, “Two-dimensional Rectangular Graphite Photonic Crystals in the X-band,” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Advisor: Ali Serpengüzel. Followed by Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Expected, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Mr. M. Rehan Chaudhry, M.S. in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering, September 2015, “Two-dimensional Hexagonal Photonic Crystals in the X-Band,” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Advisor: Ali Serpengüzel. Followed by Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, Expected, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Mr. M. Hamza Humayun, M.S. in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering, September 2015, “Elastic and Inelastic Scattering Enhanced Spherical and Rectangular Silicon Photodiodes in Amorphous and Crystalline Liquids,” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Advisor: Ali Serpengüzel. Instructor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Lahore, Pakistan. Followed by Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Expected, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

Mr. Farhan Azeem, M.S. in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering, September 2015, “All Optical Switching in Silicon Microspheres,” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Advisor: Ali Serpengüzel.

Mr. M. Sohail Anwar, M.S. in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering, September 2015, “Design and Fabrication of a Wide Band Meandering Antenna X-Band Applications,” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Advisor: Ali Serpengüzel. Followed by Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Expected, Kassel University, Kassel, Germany.

Mr. Imran Khan, M.S. in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering, September 2015, “Optical Tuning of the Whispering Gallery Modes of a Silicon Microsphere,” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Advisor: Ali Serpengüzel. Followed by Ph.D. on Laser Interferometry for Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), Rome, Italy.

Dr. Ulaş Sabahattin Gökay, Ph.D. in Physics, September 2014, “Elastic Light Scattering and Optoelectronic Response of Spherical Silicon Microresonators,” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Advisor: Ali Serpengüzel. Postdoctoral Research Associate at Koç University. Researcher at Eastern Anatolia Observatory, Erzurum, Turkey.

Mr. Ersin Hüseyinoğlu, M.S. in Materials Science, August 2011, “Elastic Light Scattering from Silica and Silicon Microspheres,” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Advisor: Ali Serpengüzel. Followed by Ph. D. in Material Science and Nanotechnology, May 2017 (expected), “Micro/nanophotonics," Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

Dr. Huzeyfe Yılmaz, M.S. in Physics, August 2011, “Elastic Light Scattering and Modulation from Solid Microspheres in Liquids,” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Advisor: Ali Serpengüzel. Followed by Ph. D. in Physics, May 2017, “Structural Protein Based Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators," University of Washington, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Advisor: Lan Yang. Postdoctoral Research Scientist with Prof. Srikanth Singamaneni at University of Washington, St. Louis, MO, USA.

Dr. Hasan Yılmaz, M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, January 2011, "Optical Resonances of Glass Microspheres in Amorphous and Crystalline Liquids," Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Advisor: Ali Serpengüzel. Followed by Ph. D. in Physics, July 2015, "Advanced Optical Imaging with Scattering Lenses" University of Twente, Twente, The Netherlands. Advisor: Allard P. Mosk. Postdoctoral Research Associate with Prof. Hui Cao,Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA.

Dr. Mohammed Sharif Murib, M.S. in Physics, July 2009, "High Q-factor Optical Resonances in the Elastic Scattering from Silicon Microspheres" Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Advisor: Ali Serpengüzel. Followed by Ph. D. in Physics, February 2014, "Biosensors for the characterization of DNA molecules based on electronic-, thermal-, and photonic sensing principles," University of Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium. Advisor: Patrick Wagner. Assistant Professor of Physics, American University of the Middle East, Kuwait. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Gent University / IMEC, Gent, Belgium.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Emre Yüce, M.S. in Physics, July 2009, "Optical Modulation and Spectroscopy with Silicon Microspheres" Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Advisor: Ali Serpengüzel. Followed by Ph. D. in Physics, September 2013, “Ultimate-Fast All-Optical Switching of a Microcavity," University of Twente, Twente, The Netherlands.. pp. 122. Advisor: Willem L. Vos. Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Atomic and Molecular Physics Institute (AMOLF), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Assistant Professor of Physics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Dr. Ulaş Kemal Ayaz, M.S. in Physics, Bogaziçi University September 2006, "Electro-optic Characterization of a Silicon Microsphere" Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. Co-advisors: Gülen Aktas and Ali Serpengüzel. Followed by Ph. D. in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, August 2011, "An Optical Wall Shear Stress Sensor Based On Whispering Gallery Modes Of Dielectric Microspheres," Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, Texas, USA. Advisor: Volkan Ötügen. Postdoctoral Research Scientist at SMU, Dallas, Texas, USA. Lecturer at Berlin Campus of German University in Cairo, Mechatronics Department. Research and Development Test Engineer, BD Medical, NJ, USA.

Mr. Onur Akatlar, M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, September 2006, “Rainbow Enhanced Elastic Scattering of Gaussian Beams in Infrared Wavelengths,” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Advisor: Ali Serpengüzel. Onur Akatlar is a member of the Turkish National Rowing Team.

Dr. Abdullah Demir, M.S. in Computational Science and Engineering, July 2005, "Gaussian Beam Scattering from Dielectric Micropheres," Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. pp. 72, Advisor: Ali Serpengüzel. Followed by Ph. D. in Optics, January 2010, “New Laser Technologies: Analysis of Quantum Dot and Lithographic Laser Diodes,” University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA. Advisor: Dennis G. Deppe. Researcher in JDSU, Milpitas, California, USA. Researcher, Bilkent University, Physics Department, Ankara, Turkey.

Asst. Prof. Dr. İbrahim İnanç, M.S. in Physics, Boğaziçi University May 2004, “Temperature and Laser Power Dependence of Photoluminescence in Nanocrystalline Silicon” Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. pp. 44. Co-advisors: Gülen Aktas and Ali Serpengüzel. Followed by Ph. D. in Materials Science and Engineering, September 2011, “Prediction of Properties of Proteins and Polymers by Coarse-Grained Methods and Using Nanoprobes,” Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey Advisor: Canan Atilgan. Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in 19 Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey.

Dr. Yigit Ozan Yilmaz, M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, May 2004, “Optical Biosensors based on microdevices,” Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. pp. 52. Co-advisors: Ata Akin and Ali Serpengüzel. Followed by M.S in Optics, May 2006, University of Central Florida, USA, Advisor: Stephen Kuebler, and Ph.D. in Optical Science and Engineering, December 2011, “Multi-wavelength Dual Grating External Cavity Surface Emitting Laser Array Devices, and Applications,” University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Advisor: Eric G. Johnson. Researcher at Intel Corporation, Photonics Systems Laboratories, Santa Clara, California, USA. Researcher at Rockley Photonics, Pasadena, California, USA. Researcher at Inphi, Santa Clara, California, USA.

Dr. Şenol İşçi, M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, May 2003, "Microsphere based Optical Biosensors," Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. pp. 63, Co-advisors: Cengizhan Öztürk and Ali Serpengüzel. Followed by Ph. D. in Biomedical Engineering, May 2014, “High Throughput Biological Data Analysis by Using Bayesian Networks Modeling,” Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. Co-advisors: Cengizhan Öztürk and Hasan Otu. Senior Researcher at TÜBİTAK, Kocaeli, Turkey.

Dr. Temel Bilici, M.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, May 2003, "Microsphere based Channel Dropping for Optical Communication," Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. pp. 60, Co-advisors: Avni Morgül and Ali Serpengüzel. Followed by Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, January 2012, “Design and Development of Thulium Laser System for Medical Applications,” Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. pp. 178, Advisor: Murat Gülsoy.

Dr. Selim Tanrıseven, M.S. in Physics, July 1999, "Fabrication and Characterization of Amorphous Silicon Microcavities," Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. pp. 60, Advisor: Ali Serpengüzel. Followed by Ph.D. in Physics, May 2011, “Quantum Dot Microcavity Devices,” University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, Advisor: Brian Corbett.

Dr. Bülent Erol Sağol, M.S. in Physics, November 1998, "Fabrication and Characterization of Semiconductor Double Quantum Well Diode Lasers," Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. pp. 78, Advisor: Ali Serpengüzel. Followed by Ph.D. in Physics, May 2003, “Space and Time-Resolved Measurements at the Breakdown of the Quantum Hall Effect,” Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, Advisor: Georg Nachtwei. Researcher at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Berlin, Germany.