Ali Serpengüzel

 Dr. Ali Serpengüzel

Assoc. Professor of Physics
Koç University
Microphotonics Research Laboratory
Optical Spectroscopy of Photonic Atoms
Rumeli Feneri Yolu, Sariyer

Istanbul  34450
Turkey

tel: +90 212 338 1312
fax: +90 212 338 1547
E-mail: aserpenguzel@ku.edu.tr

Area of Expertise

Nanophotonics, nanoplasmonics, biophotonics, biosensing

Biography

Ali Serpengüzel received his B.S. in EE & Physics from Bogaziçi U and his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Yale U. He was a research associate at Yale and a consultant to Texaco. He later joined Polytechnic U as a postdoctoral associate. Dr. Serpengüzel joined Bilkent U as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Serpengüzel is currently an Associate Professor of Physics at Koç U. He is also a consultant to the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey. Dr. Serpengüzel's scholarly work output includes more than 60 papers published in refereed international scientific journals, and proceedings and more than 100 talks at international scientific conferences. He has received invitations to lecture from more than 30 universities in the USA and abroad. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of SPIE Scholarships & Grants Committee, a member of the Membership & Education Services Council of OSA, a member of Sigma-Xi, and Advisor to the Koç U Student Chapters of SPIE and OSA.

Lecture Title(s)

Photonic Atoms
Photonic atoms together with photonic molecules are finding novel applications in optical communication as well as nanophotonics, nanoplasmonics, biophotonics, and biosensing. These tiny optical microcavities attract the attention of the scientists and engineers in every field photonics. As the information age matures and the nanotechnology and biotechnology age emerges, the photonic atom is still the basic building block of a multitude of photonic systems. This microscopic branch of photonics is experiencing a rapid and exciting development and growth. Recent advances in the development of novel photonic materials, devices, techniques, and systems, especially those related to micro- and nano-technologies suggest that the photonic atom will play an ever increasingly important role in the future.

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