Kamil Boratay Alıcı was born in Sivas, Turkey, on January 12, 1981. He received his B.S. degree in physics from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey in 2004, and is currently a graduate student in Ekmel Ozbay Group and working toward the Ph.D. degree in Physics at Nanotechnology Research Center, Bilkent University.

His scientific interests are electromagnetic metamaterials: antenna and superlens applications, acoustic metamaterials, and negative refraction in photonic crystals. He has authored or coauthored fiftheen papers in scientific journals.

Mr. Alıcı was the recipient of the Undergraduate Scholarship (2001-2004), and Graduate Scholarship (2004-2009) of The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK).