Awards & News

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

Our recent PhD graduate Dr. Talha Erdem has been awarded with the prestigious Newton International Fellowship for conducting postdoctoral research at the University of Cambridge, UK. Dr. Erdem will work together with Dr. Erika Eiser in Cavendish Laboratory on the DNA-driven self-assembly of colloidal nanocrystals and controlling the optical features of these self-assembled superlattices in real-time.

September 2016

Newton International Fellowship


Congratulations to Zeliha on a successful PhD defense!
Our lab member Zeliha Soran Erdem successfully defended her PhD thesis titled “Innovative Hybrid Composite Materials”.

September 2016

Congratulations to Talha on a successful PhD defense!
Our lab member Talha Erdem successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Novel light-emitting devices of semiconductor quantum dots and conjugated polymer nanoparticles”.

July 2016

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