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Pelin Tören successfully defended her PhD thesis

Pelin Tören received her PhD degree with her thesis titled ultra high quality factor microtoroidal optical resonators in label – free biosensing applications with high sensitivity and selectivity. She is currently working in the Joanneum Research in Weiz, Austria.

Abubakar Adamu won best poster award

Graduate Student Abubakar Adamu, a researcher from National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM) won the 1st position in the 17th annual Photonics conference, held in Ankara University, Turkey. The workshop, which is one of its kind in Turkey, aimed at advancing technologies in Optics, Electro-Optics and Photonics in the country. This year’s event featured over 400 guests from all across the country.

Mehmet Kanik completed his PhD and moved to MIT

Our group member Mehmet Kanik has defended his PhD thesis on nanostructured materials and devices for energy harvesting and sensing applications. He will continue to do research at the Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT as a neuroscientist.

Fahri Emre Öztürk won MRS Fall best poster award

Graduate student Fahri Emre Öztürk won the best poster award at the Fall 2014 Materials Research Society (MRS) Meeting in Boston, USA. The annual Fall Meeting in Boston is the preeminent annual event of materials research, featuring over 50 symposia and attended by more than 6,800 researchers from every corner of the globe.