Ms. Nurperi Yavuz (B.S. in Physics, Middle East Technical University), M.S. in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering, December 2018, “Elastic Light Scattering of Silicon and Diamond Microspheres Excited by Femtosecond Laser Written Glass and Diamond Waveguides,” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 55. Researcher at VTEC Lasers and Sensors, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, March 2019.

Dr. Muhammad Zakwan (B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Air University), 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. Assistant Professor of Avionics Engineering at Air University, Islamabad, Pakistan, November 2017.

Mr. Hüseyin Ozan Çirkinoğlu (B.S. in Physics, İstanbul Technical University), 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. Research and Development Engineer at Borda Technologies, Istanbul, Turkey. Ph.D. student at TU/e, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, May 2019

Mr. Mustafa Mert Bayer (B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Physics, Koç University), 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. Followed by Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Expected, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA.

Mr. Syed Sultan Shah Bukhari (B.E. in Electronics Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology), M.S. in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering, August 2016, “Two-dimensional Rectangular Graphite Photonic Crystals in the X-band,” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Followed by Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Expected, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Mr. M. Rehan Chaudhry (B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Science and Technology Lahore), M.S. in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering, September 2015, “Two-dimensional Hexagonal Photonic Crystals in the X-Band,” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Followed by Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, Expected, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Mr. M. Hamza Humayun (B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Science and Technology Lahore), 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. 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 (B.S. in Electrical Engineering, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Peshawar), M.S. in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering, September 2015, “All Optical Switching in Silicon Microspheres,” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Followed by Research Assistantship at Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, UET Peshawar, Rahat Abad, Pakistan. Followed by Research Assistantship at Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Özyeğin University, Istanbul, Turkey. Followed by PhD in Electronics Engineering, Expected, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Mr. M. Sohail Anwar (B.S. in Aeronatical Engineering, National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad), 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. Followed by Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Expected, Kassel University, Kassel, Germany.

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

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

Mr. Ersin Hüseyinoğlu (B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Physics, Yeditepe University) , M.S. in Materials Science, August 2011, “Elastic Light Scattering from Silica and Silicon Microspheres,” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Followed by Ph. D. in Material Science and Nanotechnology, Expected, “Micro/nanophotonics,” Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

Dr. Huzeyfe Yılmaz (B.S. in Physics, Bilkent University) , M.S. in Physics, August 2011, “Elastic Light Scattering and Modulation from Solid Microspheres in Liquids,” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. 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. Researcher, Food and Drug Administration, Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis, St. Louis, MO, USA. January 2019

Dr. Hasan Yılmaz (B.S. in Physics, İstanbul Technical University) , M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, January 2011, “Optical Resonances of Glass Microspheres in Amorphous and Crystalline Liquids,” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Followed by Ph. D. in Physics, July 2015, “Advanced Optical Imaging with Scattering Lenses” University of Twente, Twente, The Netherlands. Postdoctoral Research Associate,Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA.

Dr. Mohammed Sharif Murib (B.S. in Physics, Lebanese University), M.S. in Physics, July 2009, “High Q-factor Optical Resonances in the Elastic Scattering from Silicon Microspheres” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. 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. Assistant Professor of Physics, American University of the Middle East, Kuwait. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Gent University / IMEC, Gent, Belgium. Optical Design Engineer, ASML, Velthoven, The Netherlands

Asst. Prof. Dr. Emre Yüce (B.S. in Physics, Middle East Technical University), M.S. in Physics, July 2009, “Optical Modulation and Spectroscopy with Silicon Microspheres” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Followed by Ph. D. in Physics, September 2013, “Ultimate-Fast All-Optical Switching of a Microcavity,” University of Twente, Twente, The Netherlands, pp. 122. 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 (B.S. in Physics, Koç University), M.S. in Physics, Bogaziçi University September 2006, “Electro-optic Characterization of a Silicon Microsphere” Bogaziçi University,Istanbul, Turkey. 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. 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 (B.S. in Physics, Boğaziçi University), M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, September 2006, “Rainbow Enhanced Elastic Scattering of Gaussian Beams in Infrared Wavelengths,” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Turkish National Rowing Teammember. GE Healthcare Europe Middle East North Africa 2010, GE Healthcare Japan Service Commercial Operations Director, September 2018.

Dr. Abdullah Demir (B.S. in Physics, Koç University), M.S. in Computational Science and Engineering, July 2005, “Gaussian Beam Scattering from Dielectric Micropheres,” Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. pp. 72, 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. Researcher in JDSU, Milpitas, California, USA. Researcher, Bilkent University, Physics Department, Ankara, Turkey. Assistant Professor and Director of Nanophotonic Devices Laboratory , UNAM, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

Asst. Prof. Dr. İbrahim İnanç (B.S. in Physics, Koç University), M.S. in Physics, Boğaziçi University May 2004, “Temperature and Laser Power Dependence of Photoluminescence in Nanocrystalline Silicon” Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. pp. 44. 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. Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in 19 Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey.

Dr. Yigit Ozan Yilmaz, (B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Yeditepe University) M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, May 2004, “Optical Biosensors based on microdevices,” Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. pp. 52. Followed by M.S in Optics, May 2006, University of Central Florida, USA, 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. 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, (B.S. in Physics, Boğaziçi University) M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, May 2003, “Microsphere based Optical Biosensors,” Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. pp. 63. Followed by Ph. D. in Biomedical Engineering, May 2014, “High Throughput Biological Data Analysis by Using Bayesian Networks Modeling,” Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. Senior Researcher at TÜBİTAK, Kocaeli, Turkey.

Dr. Temel Bilici (B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Boğaziçi University) M.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, May 2003, “Microsphere based Channel Dropping for Optical Communication,” Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. pp. 60. 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.

Dr. Selim Tanrıseven (B.S. in Physics, Boğaziçi University) M.S. in Physics, July 1999, “Fabrication and Characterization of Amorphous Silicon Microcavities,” Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. pp. 60. Followed by Ph.D. in Physics, May 2011, “Quantum Dot Microcavity Devices,” University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

Dr. Bülent Erol Sağol, (B.S. in Physics, Bilkent University) M.S. in Physics, November 1998, “Fabrication and Characterization of Semiconductor Double Quantum Well Diode Lasers,” Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. pp. 78. 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. Researcher at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Berlin, Germany.