August 2017

Muhammad Zakwan receives his Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Koç University, and joins Air University, Department of Avionics as an Assistant Professor. We congratulate him and wish him all the success in the world in his new career.

August 2017

Mr. Hüseyin Ozan Çirkinoğlu receives M.S. in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering on “Excitation of Silicon and Diamond Microsphere Whispering Gallery Modes by Femtosecond Laser Written Glass and Diamond Waveguides, and a Glass Fiber Coupler” from Koç University and joins Borda Technologies, Istanbul, Turkey as a Research and Development Engineer. We congratulate him and wish him all the success in the world in his new career.

August 2017

Mustafa Mert Bayer receives his M.S. in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering on “Elastic Light Scattering, Fluorescence, and Raman Spectroscopy of a Diamond Microsphere,” from Koç University and joins the Ph.D. program in Electrical and Electronics Engineering of University of California, Irvine working with Prof. Özdal Boyraz. We congratulate him and wish him all the success in the world in his new career.

August 2017

Group alumnus Dr. Yiğit Ozan Yılmaz joins Inphi, Santa Clara, California, USA with a focus on silicon photonics. Previously, he worked in Rockley Silicon Photonics Group in Pasadena, California, USA. Ozan obtained his PhD from University of North Carolina Charlotte. We congratulate him and wish him all the success in the world in his new research efforts.

May 2017

Group alumnus Huzeyfe Yılmaz received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in May 2017 on “Structural Protein Based Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators," from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA with Prof. Lan Yang and Şahin Kaya Özdemir. Huzeyfe is currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist with Prof. Srikanth Singamaneni at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA. We congratulate him and wish him all the success in the world in his new research efforts.

May 2017

Group alumnus Yiğit Uysallı gives a Physics seminar on "Non contact atomic force microscope (NCAFM) operation in ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) using radiation pressure excitation of cantilever" on May 16, 2017. Yiğit Uysallı received his MSc in Physics from Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2016, and BSc in Physics from Koç University in 2013.

March 2017

Group alumnus Dr. Ulaş Sabahattin Gökay joins the Eastern Anatolia Observatory project. We thank him for his contributions, and wish him all the success in the world.

October 2016

Group alumnus Dr. Yiğit Ozan Yılmaz joins Rockley Photonics, Pasadena, California, USA with a focus on silicon photonics. Previously, he worked in Intel Silicon Photonics Group, Santa Clara, California, USA. Ozan obtained his PhD from University of North Carolina Charlotte. We wish him all the success in the world in his new work.

September 2016

Group alumnus Muhammad Hamza Humayun joins Bilkent University Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department to pursue his Ph.D. We wish him all the success in the world in his studies.

August 2016

Syed Sultan Shah Bukhari receives his M.S. in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering on “Two-dimensional Rectangular Graphite Photonic Crystals in the X-band,” from Koç University and joins the Koç University Electrical and Electronic Engineering Ph.D. program. We wish him all the success in the world in his new studies.

June 2016

Group alumnus Dr. Ulaş Kemal Ayaz joins BD Medical as a Research and Development Test Engineer. Ulaş worked on "Silicon Photonics" during his MS degree with our group. Afterwards he moved to Southern Methodist University for his PhD degree (2011). Afterwards he was an Assistant Professor of Mechatronics at German University in Cairo, Berlin. We wish him all the success in the world in his new position.

March 2016

Group alumnus Dr. Ahmet Akın Ünal joins Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI-Berlin) as a Research Engineer. Ahmet worked on "Silicon Photonic Devices" during his BS degree with our group. Afterwards he moved to Sabancı University for his MS degree (2005), and to Max-Planck Institute in Halle for his PhD degree (2009). Afterwards he was a researcher at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, the synchrotron radiation facility Bessy-II, before joining MBI-Berlin. We wish him all the success in the world in his new position in Berlin.

March 2016

Group alumnus Dr. Abdullah Demir joins Bilkent University, Physics Department, Advanced Research Laboratory as a Research Associate. Abdullah worked on “Elastic Scattering of Gaussian Beams from Microspheres” during his MS degree with our group. Afterwards, he moved to University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida for his PhD degree, which he completed in 2010 with his work on "New Laser Technologies: Analysis of Quantum Dot and Lithographic Laser Diodes” in the group of Professor Dennis G. Deppe. Later on Abdullah was a researcher at JDS Uniphase / Lumentum in Milpitas, California, before joining Bilkent University. We wish him all the success in the world in his new position at Bilkent.

March 2016

Group alumnus Dr. Hasan Yılmaz joins Yale University Department of Applied Physics as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Hasan worked on “Optical Resonances of Glass Microspheres in Amorphous and Crystalline Liquids” during his MS degree with our group. Afterwards, he moved to University of Twente for his PhD degree, which he completed in 2015 with his work on “Advanced Optical Imaging with Scattering Lenses” in the group of Professor Allard P. Mosk. He and his colleagues demonstrated the first optical imaging processes through scattering lenses. Later he stayed on as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the University of Twente, before joining Yale University. We wish him all the success in the world in his new position in New Haven.

March 2016

Group alumnus Dr. Mohammed Sharif Murib joins Gent University / IMEC Department of Information Technology INTEC as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Mohammed worked on “High Q-factor Optical Resonances in the Elastic Scattering from Silicon Microspheres” during his MS degree with our group. Afterwards, he moved to University of Hasselt for his PhD degree, which he completed in 2014 with his work on “Biosensors for the characterization of DNA molecules based on electronic-, thermal-, and photonic sensing principles” in the group of Professor Patrick Wagner. He and his colleagues demonstrated first electronic-, thermal-, and photonic biosensing on sapphire surfaces. Later he taught Physics and Optics at the American University of the Middle East in Kuwait working as an Assistant Professor of Physics, before joining Gent University / IMEC. We wish him all the success in the world in his new position at Gent.

March 2016

Group alumnus Dr. Emre Yüce joins his Alma Mater, Middle East Technical University (METU), Physics Department as Assistant Professor of Physics. Emre worked on “Electro-optical modulation of silicon microspheres” during his MS degree with our group. Afterwards, he moved to University of Twente for his PhD degree, which he completed in 2013 with his work on “Ultimate-fast all-optical switching of microcavities” at Complex Photonic Systems (COPS) group. He and his colleagues demonstrated first switching of a microcavity, operating at telecom region, using the electronic Kerr effect at THz clock rates. He stayed on as a postdoctoral fellow at COPS and worked on programmable photonic circuits, before joining METU. We wish him all the success in the world in his new position at METU.

February 2016

Gravitational waves are observed: Group alumnus Imran Khan is among the authors of the prestigious paper by LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration on the "Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger," Physical Review Letters, vol. 116, no. 6, paper. 061102, Feb. 2016.

November 2015

Group alumnus Muhammad Rehan Chaudhry joins Koç University Biomedical Science and Engineering program for his PhD degree. We wish him well with his new career.

November 2015

Group alumnus Imran Khan joins the GraWIToN Marie Curie ITN project as ESR (early stage researcher). His host institute is INFN (Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics). We wish him well with his new career.

September 2015

M. Rehan Chaudhry received his M.S. in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering, September 2015, “Two-dimensional Hexagonal Photonic Crystals in the X-Band,” from Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.

September 2015

M. Hamza Humayun receives his M.S. in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering on "Elastic and Inelastic Scattering Enhanced Spherical and Rectangular Silicon Photodiodes in Amorphous and Crystalline Liquids" from Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.

September 2015

Farhan Azeem receives his M.S. in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering on "All Optical Switching in Silicon Microspheres" from Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.

September 2015

M. Sohail Anwar receives his M.S. in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering on "Design and Fabrication of a Wide Band Meandering Antenna X-Band Applications" from Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.

September 2015

Imran Khan receives his M.S. in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering on "Optical Tuning of the Whispering Gallery Modes of a Silicon Microsphere" from Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.

July 2015

Group alumnus Hasan Yilmaz receives his PhD from University of Twente in Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics Institute (AMOLF), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The thesis work of Hasan Yilmaz is entitled: “Advanced Optical Imaging with Scattering Lenses."

March 2015

Group alumnus Dr. Ulaş Sabahattin Gökay gives a Physics seminar on "Fano Resonances of Silicon Microspheres placed on Silica Optical Fibers" on March 30, 2015. Ulaş Sabahattin Gökay received his BSc and MSc in Physics from Bilkent University and Ege University, respectivley. He received his PhD in Physics from Koç University.

September 2014

Ulaş Sabahattin Gökay receives his Ph.D. in Physics on "Elastic Light Scattering and Optoelectronic Response of Spherical Silicon Microresonators" from Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.

August 2014

Group alumnus Dr. Mohammed Sharif Murib gives an Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering seminar on "Biosensors for the Characterization of DNA Molecules Based on Electronic-, Thermal-, and Photonic-Sensing Principles" on August 25, 2014. Mohammed Sharif Murib received his BSc in Physics from Lebanese University, Faculty of Science, Hadath, Lebanon, in 2005. He joined the MSc program in Physics of Koç University in 2007, as a teaching/research assistant during which he worked with Prof. Ali Serpengüzel at the Koç University Microphotonics Research Laboratory. In 2010, he joined the Bios group at the Institute for Materials Research (IMO) of Hasselt University, Belgium for his PhD during which he worked with Prof. Patrick Wagner on bioelectronics and biophotonic sensors.

July 2014

Group alumnus Dr. Emre Yüce gives an Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering seminar entitled "All optical switching of a microcavity repeated at THz rates" on July 2, 2014 Tuesday. Emre Yüce worked on “Electro-optical modulation of silicon microspheres” during his Master degree at Koç University in Turkey. After that he moved to University of Twente in The Netherlands for his PhD degree. He completed his PhD work titled “Ultimate-fast all-optical switching of microcavities” at Complex Photonic Systems (COPS) group in 2013. He and his colleagues demonstrated first switching of a microcavity, operating at telecom region, using the electronic Kerr effect at THz clock rates. He is now a postdoctoral fellow at COPS group and working on programmable photonic circuits.

June 2014

Prof. Ali Serpengüzel is elected to the grade of Senior Member by the Board of the Optical Society of America for his contributions to optics.

May 2014

Group alumnus Şenol İşçi receives his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering with his work on “High Throughput Biological Data Analysis by Using Bayesian Networks Modeling,” from Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey.

April 2014

Ulaş Sabahattin Gökay presents his research on "Spherical Silicon Optical Resonators with High Quality Factor Whispering Gallery Modes: Possible Applications to Biosensing" at the 560. WE Heraeus Seminar.

February 2014

Group alumnus Mohammed Sharif Murib receives his Ph.D. in Physics from University of Hasselt, Belgium. Mohammed's thesis is on "“Biosensors for the Characterization of DNA Molecules Based on Electronic-, Thermal-, and Photonic Sensing Principles.”

January 2014

Group alumnus Hasan Yılmaz gives an Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering seminar entitled "Exploiting multiple scattering for high resolution, wide field optical fluorescent microscopy" on January 6, 2014 Monday. Hasan Yılmaz  received his B.Sc. degree in Physics Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, in 2008. Later he joined the M.Sc. program in Materials Science and Engineering at Koç University where, he studied optical resonances of glass microspheres in amorphous and crystalline liquids under the supervision of Prof. Ali Serpengüzel at Microphotonics Research Laboratory. After he received his MSc. degree, he joined Complex Photonic Systems group as a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Nanotechnology (MESA +), University of Twente. Currently, he is working on high resolution optical microscopy by controlling light propagation through multiple scattering media.

December 2013

Group alumnus Dr. Şenol İşçi gives a Physics seminar presentation entitled "Bayesian Network Prior Approach to Learn Gene Interaction Networks" on December 4, 2013 Wednesday. Dr. İşçi received his B.S. degree in Physics, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul in 2000, 2003 and 2013, respectively. During his M.S. study, he was with the Microphotonics Reseach Laboratory, Koc University, Istanbul. Since 2003, he has been working on development of secure information and communication systems as Chief Researcher at TUBITAK-BILGEM, Informatics and Information Security Research Center, Kocaeli. His research interests includes bioinformatics and computational biology, graphical probabilistic models, and photonics..

September 2013

Group alumnus Dr. Ulaş Kemal Ayaz joins the Berlin Campus of German University in Cairo, Mechatronics Department.

September 2013

Group alumnus Mehmet Selman Tamer joins Technical University of Delft, Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering with full scholarship.

September 2013

Group alumnus Emre Yüce receives his PhD from University of Twente in Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics Institute (AMOLF), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The thesis work of Emre Yüce is entitled: “Ultimate-Fast All-Optical Switching of a Microcavity."

August 2013

Group alumnus Dr. Abdullah Demir gives a Physics seminar presentation entitled "Recent Developments on High Power Semiconductor Lasers at JDSU" on August 1, 2013 Thursday. Dr. Demir received his BS in Physics and MS in Computational Science and Engineering from Koç University in 2002 and 2005, respectively. He received his MS and PhD in Optics from the College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida in 2010 working with the Semiconductor Laser Group on quantum dot lasers and vertical cavity surface emitting lasers. Currently, he is working on high power semiconductor laser chips as research and development scientist at JDSU Corporation in San Jose, California.

April 2013

Group alumnus Dr. İbrahim İnanç gives a Physics Seminar entitled “Prediction of Properties of Proteins and Polymers by Coarse-Grained Methods and Using Nanoprobes” on April 24, 2013 Wednesday. Dr. İnanç received his BS in Physics from Koç University in 2001, his MS in Physics from Boğaziçi University in 2004 and his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Sabancı University in 2011. He is currently a faculty member in Materials Science and Engineering Department of Ondokuz Mayıs University. 

February 2013

Group alumnus Dr. Temel Bilici gives a Physics Seminar on “Laser Tissue Welding at 1.9 µm” on February 06, 2013 Wednesday. Dr. Bilici obtained his BS and MS degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from Boğaziçi University in 2000 and 2003, respectively. He recently completed his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from Boğaziçi University in 2012.

July 2012

Ersin Hüseyinoglu receives full scholarships for PhD study in Material Science and Nanotechnology and Physics from Bilkent University of the Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. Ersin will continue his PhD in Material Science and Nanotechnology.

July 2012

Ekin Özgönül receives full scholarship for MS study in Physics from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

July 2012

Yiğit Uysallı receives full scholarship for PhD study in Physics from Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey.

March 2012

Group alumnus Dr. İbrahim Inanç starts working as a faculty member in the Department of Material Science and Engineering at Ondokuz Mayıs University. İbrahim İnanç graduated from the Material Science and Engineering PhD program at Sabancı University.

August 2011

Huzeyfe Yılmaz receives full scholarship for PhD study in Physics from University of Washington, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

August 2011

Group alumnus Dr. Ulaş Kemal Ayaz starts working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Southern Methodist University. Ulaş Kemal Ayaz graduated from the PhD program at Southern Methodist University and is continuing as a Postdoc.

July 2011

Group alumnus Dr. Abdullah Demir joins JDSU in Silicon Valley, California, USA. Abdullah Demir, after obtaining his PhD in Optics from the University of Central Florida joins JDSU.

July 2011

Group alumnus Dr. Yiğit Ozan Yılmaz joins Intel Silicon Photonics Group, Santa Clara, California, USA. Yiğit Ozan Yılmaz obtained his PhD from University of North Carolina Charlotte.

March 2011

Hasan Yılmaz receives full scholarship for PhD study in Physics from the Complex Photonics Systems, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, Department of Science and Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands.

September 2010

Mohammed Sharif Murib receives full scholarship for PhD study at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Hasselt University, Belgium.

September 2009

Group alumnus Serkan Küçüksenel joins Middle East Technical University (METU) as an Assistant Professor of Economics. Serkan Küçüksenel received his PhD from California Institute of Technology prior to joining METU.

July 2009

Optics and Photonics News Magazine publishes an article on the Koç University Microphotonics Research Laboratory’s research efforts on Silicon Micromarbles. This being the “photonics century” in general, and the “microphotonics century” in special, it is only fair that we moved on to silicon micromarbles, which are pleasantly friendly to electrons as well as photons. By electrically controlling the size and the refractive index of these spherical micromarvels, microphotonic engineers should be able to spectrally shift the MDR’s, and therefore manipulate light creation, transmission and detection in three dimensional volumetric lightwave circuits.

July 2009

Koç University's efforts in Optics and Photonics are published in Optics and Photonics News Magazine. The Microphotonics Research Laboratory focuses on silicon photonics, microcavity quantum electrodynamics, and laser spectroscopy. We are currently working on developing silicon microsphere based near-infrared optoelectronic devices such as filters, modulators, and detectors. Silicon microspheres combine the resonant photonic properties of the spherical microcavity with the semiconducting electronic properties of the silicon, and are ideal building blocks for 3 dimensional volumetric lightwave circuits.

June 2009

Dr. Serpengüzel's logo design for the IEEE Microwave Magazine is selected as runner up.

May 2009

Emre Yüce receives full scholarship for PhD study in Physics at the Department of Physics of University of Twente, the Netherlands.

March 2009

Koç University Microphotonics Research Laboratory receives funding from the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development. The European Office of Aerospace Research and Development awards a grant to Koç University to sponsor the "Conference on Photonic Materials, Devices, and Applications III."

September 2008

The PHOREMOST Network of Excellence publishes the Roadmap for Emerging Nanophotonics. The Emerging Nanophotonics Roadmap is an attempt by members of PHOREMOST and guest scientists, to combine their expertise and views on the way the field of Nanophotonics is likely to develop over the next 5 to 15 years. It is hoped that this document and future editions will become invaluable tools for academic and industrial researchers as well as research policy actors, when promoting the need for Nanophotonics research in Europe.

April 2008

Koç University Microphotonics Research Laboratory's collaborative research with Harvard University is reported the Photonics Spectra Magazine. Putting Optical Communications in the Black (Photoluminescence of black silicon could make it suitable for LANs) by Hank Hogan. The computers in an office someday might be networked with light, if recent research on black silicon pans out. A group of researchers from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., from Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey, and from SiOnyx Inc. in Beverly, Mass., have investigated the photoluminescence of black silicon and have found a broadband that is centered at 630 nm.

March 2008

Merging Optics & Nanotechnologies (MONA) roadmap is published. “A European roadmap for photonics and nanotechnologies,” The European Commission Project on Merging Optics and Nanotechnologies (MONA) Brussels, Belgium, pp.162 (2008).

September 2007

Koç University Microphotonics Research Laboratory receives research funding from the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey to conduct research on the "Integration of Optical Monolithic Resonators on Silicon for Photonic Communications."

January 2007

Prof. Serpengüzel is elected to the grade of Fellow by the Board of the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers for specific achievements in microphotonics, nanophotonics, biophotonics, ecophotonics, nonlinear optics, and laser diagnostics.

September 2006

Koç University Microphotonics Research Laboratory receives funding from the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development. The European Office of Aerospace Research and Development awards a grant to Koç University to sponsor the "Conference on Photonic Materials, Devices, and Applications II."

August 2006

Ulas Kemal Ayaz receives full scholarship for PhD study in Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering from the Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering Department of the Polytechnic University.

August 2006 Koç University Microphotonics Research Laboratory receives state-of-the-art research equipment as gift from Yale University. The special gift of Yale University comprising of high quality state-of-the-art optical and optoelectronic research equipment boosts the capabilities of the Koç University, Microphotonics Research Laboratory.

July 2006

Ulaş Kemal Ayaz receives full scholarship for PhD study in Microelectronics Engineering from the Ph. D. program in Microelectronics Engineering of the Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey.

March 2005

Abdullah Demir receives full scholarship for PhD study in Optics from University of Central Florida. Abdullah Demir joins the PhD program in Optical Science and Engineering of the University of Central Florida, School of Optics and the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers.

January 2005

Koç University Microphotonics Research Laboratory research is listed twice in "Optical Communications 2005" of IEE INSPEC. The recent paper by A. Serpengüzel, A. Kurt, T. Bilici, S. Isçi, and Y. O. Yılmaz, “Resonant Channel Dropping Filter with Integrated Detector System based on Optical Fiber Coupler and Microsphere,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43, 5878-5881 (2004). doi:10.1143/JJAP.43.5878 is listed twice (optical fibers and applications) in the Optical Communications 2005 issue of IEE INSPEC.

October 2004

Koç University Microphotonics Research Laboratory receives research funding from European Commission. The European Commission FP6-IST 511616 Network of Excellence is entitled NanoPHOtonics to REalize MOlecular Scale Technologies (PHOREMOST).

October, 2004

Koç University Microphotonics Research Laboratory receives research funding from European Commission. The European Commission FP6-IST 003887 is entitled Network of Excellence on Micro Optics (NEMO).

October 2004

Koç University Microphotonics Research Laboratory receives state-of-the-art research equipment as gift from Lucent Technologies. The special gift of Lucent Technologies comprising of high quality state-of-the-art optical and optoelectronic research equipment boosts the capabilities of the Koç University Microphotonics Research Laboratory.

August 2004

İbrahim İnanç receives full scholarship for PhD study in Material Science and Engineering from Sabancı University.

June 2004

Dr. Ali Serpengüzel visits Harvard University, Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Department of Physics as a Vehbi Koç Scholar. Dr. Serpengüzel collaborates with the research group of Prof. Eric Mazur on black silicon and silica nanowires.

April 2004

Yiğit Ozan Yılmaz joins the PhD program in Optical Science and Engineering of the University of Central Florida, School of Optics and the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers.

June 2004

Temel Bilici joins the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey as a Researcher at National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology.

June 2003

Şenol İşçi joins the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey as a Researcher at National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology.

April 2003

Ali Serpengüzel makes a presentation on Photonics & OptoElectronics Microdevices (POEM). The presentation took place at the Framework 6 Information Day in Istanbul.

September 2002

Koç University Microphotonics Research Laboratory receives research funding from the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development. The European Office of Aerospace Research and Development awards a research grant to Koç University Microphotonics Research Laboratory to conduct research on "Amorphous, Porous, and Black Silicon for Photonic Applications."

July 2002

Ali Serpengüzel receives the Werner von Siemens Excellence Award in Science and Innovation from Siemens Aktiengesellschaft. The Werner von Siemens Excellence Award for Science and Innovation of the Siemens Aktiengesellschaft is given with the principal goal to reward and encourage innovative scholarly endeavors that add significant value to the institution and enrich the intellectual and educational experiences of the Koç University community.

December 2001

Koç University Microphotonics Research Laboratory receives state-of-the-art research equipment as gift from Yale University. The special gift of Yale University comprising of high quality state-of-the-art optical and optoelectronic research equipment boosts the capabilities of the Koç University Microphotonics Research Laboratory.

September 2001

Koç University Microphotonics Research Laboratory receives research funding from the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development. The European Office of Aerospace Research and Development awards a research grant to Koç University Microphotonics Research Laboratory to conduct research on "Amorphous Silicon Photonic Microcavities."

September 2001

Koç University Microphotonics Research Laboratory receives research funding The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey to conduct research on the "Investigation of the tool, workpiece and chip temperatures in computer numerical control machine tools by a high resolution infrared thermal camera."

June 2001

Dr. Ali Serpengüzel visits Harvard University, Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Department of Physics as a Vehbi Koç Scholar. Dr. Serpengüzel collaborates with the research group of Prof. Eric Mazur on black silicon.

September 2000

Dr. Ali Serpengüzel is elected to the grade of Senior Member by the Board of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. for his contributions to optoelectronics.