Critical review on oligonucleotide based detection with optical microresonators

Our critical review is published in Lab on a Chip. The use of Whispering Gallery Mode (WGM) type optical microresonators as chemical and biological sensors have created a significant interest accompanied with considerable excitement in the broad field of biosensing, particularly by virtue of their extremely high sensitivity. These microstructures form cavities in which light is temporarily trapped within, and this trapping is highly sensitive towards the perturbations occurring at …

Mehmet BAYINDIR receives ERC Proof of Concept Grant

Dr. Mehmet BAYINDIR has been awarded an ERC Proof of Concept grant to support commercialisation of  piezo nanosystems developped in ERC-funded research for smart skin,  cardiac sensors, and energy harvesting applications. The ERC Proof-of-Concept Grants are awarded to researchers who have previously received another ERC grant for their research. Dr. Bayindir had been awarded ERC consolidator grant, first ERC grant of Turkey,  in 2012 on the realization of a novel nanofabrication …

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. The award winning poster titled “Binary coded identification of …

Mehmet Kanik completed his PhD and moved to MIT

Our group member Mehmet Kanik received his PhD degree in Materials Science and Nanotechnology. During his Ph.D. years, he always showed his enthusiasm, hard-working and his devotion to science. In his thesis, which was titled as “Nanostructured Materials and Devices For Energy Harvesting and Sensing Applications”, he developed a new phase change mechanism of polymer piezoelectric materials, which can drastically enhance performance of such materials. He showed proof of principle, high-performance, …

Adem Yildirim has successfully defended his thesis

Bayındır Group member Adem Yildirim has finished his Ph.D. studies this fall. Through the years he studied in the Bilkent University, he proved himself as a valuable colleague and an asset to his institution. We are sorry that he is leaving but also enthusiastic to see his further success in his new institution. In his thesis titled ‘Nanostructured Materials for Biological Imaging and Chemical Sensing’, he presented the results of …

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. MRS poster awards are given in recognition of the technical content, appearance and presentation quality. Poster authors …

Bayindir group member discusses global challenges with Nobel Laureates

Global Challenges – Opportunities for Nanotechnology, an international nanotechnology workshop organized by the Center for Nanoscience in Munich, Swiss Nanoscience Institute and ETH Zurich, was recently held on the island of Sen Servolo in Italy. Bayindir Group was represented in this prestigious event by Tural Khudiyev. The workshop was highlighted by round-table discussions with eminent researchers who pioneered in several important fields, including Gerd Binning (who received the Nobel Prize …

Optics and Photonics News: Our work is selected in Optics 2012

Optics and Photonic News, the monthly journal of Optical Society of America (OSA), dedicates the last issue of each year to highlight the most exciting peer-reviewed optics research to have emerged over the past 12 months. Our research regarding nanowire-based photodetectors have been selected as one of the most important scientific breakthroughs in the year 2012, as published in the December 2012 issue of the journal. In this study, semiconducting …