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.