Department of Physics,
Bilkent University,
Ankara, 06800, Turkey

Office: +90 312 290 2511
Fax: +90 312 266 4579
Dept. Secretary: +90 312 266 4397

I was born in 1967 in Ankara where most of education was. I received my Ph.D. degree in 1997 from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University (TR). My PhD research was on computational many-body physics of two- and three-dimensional electron liquids. As a post-doctoral researcher, I have been for one year at University of California, Santa Barbara (US) working on the excitons in wide band gap semiconductors, and for about two years at University of Essex (UK), where I worked on full-band electron transport phenomena in wide band gap semiconductors. In 2000, I joined Bilkent University (TR). During my sabbatical in 2011, I was at ETH-Zurich (CH) for a year, working on nuclear spin dynamics in InGaAs quantum dots. Our theoretical research at Bilkent is on interactions among light, spins and charges within condensed matter and photonic systems. We currently work on spin decoherence, optomechanics and two-dimensional materials geared toward quantum technologies. We use and sometimes develop computational tools to enable a better conceptual understanding in these fields. My remaining time goes into teaching; here the aim (that I am far from) should be to supply a clear and concise knowledge on the essentials, while building up a self confidence and appetite for seeking for more.