As someone has said before "When I know what I am doing, it is applied physics; and when I don't it is pure." Our research emphasis is pure and applied science of light. We are interested in wherever light takes us. Sometimes we come across magical materials, become invisible, or even solve the hardest problems of mathematics.
Please visit our projects to see what we are up to in these days: metamaterials, plasmonics, solar cells, ultra-high resolution imaging, photonic crystals, quantum computing and communications, relativistic quantum theory, phononic crystals, cryptography, biometrics, and microelectromechanical systems. Do not feel they are highly diverse. Actually, they are not, if you in particular notice that the study of light is a key ingredient in most of these projects. All right, in some projects (e.g., acoustics) light is only vaguely relevant but physics is more or less the same; and sometimes we might have gone too far into applications (e.g., biometrics). In that case physics a little bit lags behind. You can find below our current and past group members.
|Durdu O. Guney: He is currently an assistant professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan Tech. University, which is located around old copper mines on the beautiful Upper Penninsula of Michigan in the city of Houghton. Before joining Tech, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Ames Laboratory, one of the U.S. Department of Energy's 10 Office of Science national research laboratories. The Lab is operated by Iowa State University for the DOE. He has been working under the supervision of Prof. Costas M. Soukoulis in the Metamaterials group (sometimes called Condensed Matter Physics group) under the Division of Materials Science and Engineering. Prof. Guney received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Applied Physics) from University of California, San Diego in 2007. San Diego is the hometown of metamaterials and is also considered as the wireless capital of the world. Before he came to that lovely place he received his MS degree in Electronics Engineering and Computer Science from Sabanci University, Turkey and BS in Physics from Bogazici (Bosphorus) University, Turkey.
PhD Students (6)
|Ankit Vora: He is currently a PhD candidate expecting to graduate in Summer 2015. His research areas are solar cells, plasmonics, and numerical optimization.
|Mehdi Sadatgol: He is currently a PhD candidate. His research areas are plasmonics, metamaterials, diffraction-unlimited imaging, magneto-optics, and quantum optics.
|Xu Zhang: Her research areas are metamaterials, direct laser writing, stopped light, and diffraction-unlimited imaging.
|Wyatt Adams: His research areas are solar cells, plasmonics, and metamaterials.
|Jiemin Zhang: His research areas are solar cells, plasmonics, metamaterials, and slow light.
|Matthew Holmes: His research area is metamaterials.
BS Student (1)
|J. T. Davies: He majors in Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences. His research area is quantum computation.
|Hayrettin Odabasi: Visiting scholar, now postdoc at Duke University in the group of Prof. David R. Smith.
|Kemal Polat: Visiting scholar, Associate Professor in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey.
|Rasim Dermez: Visiting scholar, Associate Professor in the Physics Department at Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey.
|M. Imran Aslam: PhD student, now Associate Professor in the Electronic Engineering Department at NED University, Pakistan.
|Mohamed Hanafy: PhD student.
|Almas Rakhymzhanov: Visiting Scholar, now research assistant at Advanced Materials Research and Laser Technologies Laboratory, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan.
|Neelam Sadashiv Chopade: MS student, now at Hitachi.
|Sanjoy Debnath: MS Student, now at Qualcomm.
|Suhail Khader Khan: MS student.
|Elvis Usi: MS student.
|Chris Rickerd: BS student, now PhD student at University of Maryland, College Park studying quantum computation and information.
|Mike Grimes: BS student.
|Justin Breeland: BS student.
|In Kyoung Kim: BS student.