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.