Nanomaterial and Biomaterial Based Photonic Devices for Medicine and Energy

12 Apr 2018, 15:00
Sedat Nizamoğlu
Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Koç University
Abstract: I will present a wide variety of novel optoelectronic devices for energy harvesting, neural interfaces, light generation and wound closure. Colloidal quantum dots offer attractive electronic, optical and surface properties. In the last decade indium-based colloidal quantum dots have attracted significant attention as a biofriendly alternative to cadmium-based ones with their tunable electrical and optical properties. I will demonstrate biofriendly quantum dots based luminescent solar concentrators for low-cost, large-area and high-efficiency energy harvesting and neural interfaces for nervous system diseases. Moreover, I will discuss the formation and characteristics of self-assembled biopolymer- based lasers that are formed via coffee stain effect. In addition, I will discuss bioabsorbable optical waveguides for wound closure.
About the Speaker: Sedat Nizamoglu received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) in 2005, M. Sc. degree in Physics as a Valedictorian in 2007 and his Ph.D. in EEE in 2011 at Bilkent University. Immediately after graduation, he continued as a research fellow with a joint affiliation with Harvard Medical School and Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital in USA. Before joining Koç University, he was a faculty member at Özyeğin University. His research focuses on the demonstration of innovative devices and interfaces for the applications to energy, medicine, and environment. He has published more than 40 research papers in prestigious journals including Nature Communication, Nature Photonics, Advanced Materials and Nano Letters. He was recognized by MIT Technology Review as Innovator Under 35 Turkey, he recevied Outstanding Young Scientist Award by Turkish Academy of Sciences and Science Academy. In addition, he was awarded an ERC (European Research Council) Starting Grant.