Awards & News

Congratulations to Kıvanç on a successful PhD defense!
Our lab member Kıvanç Güngör successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Colloidal Photonics of Semiconductor Nanocrystals: From Polarized Color Conversion to Efficient Solar Concentration”.

July 2018

GRC 2018 Award


Our recent PhD graduate Dr. Akbar Alipour has been awarded with the prestigious Stanley L. Blumenthal, Cardiology Research Award.
The annual Stanley L. Blumenthal, Cardiology Research Awards have been presented to Johns Hopkins Medical School postdoctoral fellows, submitting the best clinical/translational, basic science, epidemiologic/population based cardiovascular research. On April 20, 2018, these award were bestowed at the Annual Cardiovascular Research Retreat, which is organized each year by David Kass, MD, Director, Institute of CardioScience, and the Abraham & Virginia Weiss Professor of Cardiology.

April 2018

GRC Best Poster Award!
Our group member Kivanc Gungor, in Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent, has been awarded with the Best Paper Award at the 29th GRC – Graduate Research Conference 2018, with the title of ‘Luminescent Solar Concentrators made of Semiconductor Nanocrystals for High-Performance Photovoltaics’. His work, along with his co-authors, was published in Advanced Materials. The annual GRC is a whole-day activity where graduate students at Bilkent University Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department present their work in a festival of information sharing.

March 2018

GRC 2018 Award


Congratulations to Sayım on a successful PhD defense!
Our lab member Sayım Gökyar successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Implanable Sub-cm Wireless Resonators for MRI: From Circuit Theory to Medical Imaging”.

December 2017

Three generations of the Demir Research Group met in Boston, USA for 2017 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit.

Nov 2017

Demir Group 3 Generations


Didem Dede, a MS graduate student of Demir Research Group in MSN program at Bilkent, has been awarded with the ACS Nano Best Poster Award at NaNaX8 – Nanoscience with Nanocrystals Conference in Portugal 2017, with the title of ‘Colloidal Heterostructures of Nanoplatelets for Highly Tunable Excitonic Properties’. NaNaX8 brings together scientists of different research disciplines, in the fields of synthesis, characterization and applications of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals and metal nanoparticles. Didem is photographed with the conference chair, Professor Andrey Rogach, ACS Nano Editor, after receiving her award.

July 2017

Newton International Fellowship


Congratulations to Yusuf on a successful PhD defense!
Our lab member Yusuf Keleştemur successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Colloidal Heterostructures of Semiconductor Quantum Wells: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications”.

June 2017

Congratulations to Akbar on a successful PhD defense!
Our lab member Akbar Alipour successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Wireless Thin-Film Microwave Resonators for Sensing and Marking”.

May 2017

Congratulations to Onur on a successful PhD defense!
Our lab member Onur Akın successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Metasurface Microlens Focal Plane Arrays and Mirror”.

January 2017

Congratulations to Tayfun on a successful PhD defense!
Our lab member Veli Tayfun Kilic successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Innovative Modular and Arrayed Coil Systems for Ultrahigh Efficiency in Inductive Heating and Automated Metal Detection”.

December 2016

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