As a researcher,
my aim is to understand light-matter interactions in periodic waveguides
such as gratings and photonic crystal waveguides,
and to investigate the applications of these nonlinear interactions.
Learn more about my research and areas of study below.
I grew up in Izmir, Turkey and obtained my BSc degrees from Izmir Institute of Technology, one of Turkey’s top universities specializing in engineering and natural sciences. I graduated as the valedictorian on June 2015, with a double major from Electronics and Communication Engineering and Physics. During my undergraduate studies, I completed my internships in Optics and Nanotechnology laboratories, in Turkey and France, where I cultivated my interest in optics and gained experience in metrology and nanofabrication. In September 2015, I started my PhD studies in Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). I was a member of the Photonics Devices and Systems group and completed my PhD journey in September 2019. I published four journal papers and several conference papers throughout my PhD. My research interests were in periodic waveguide structures on integrated, nonlinear platforms. I joined Photonic Systems Lab (PHOSL) in École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in last February.