Overview of My Research

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.
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I grew up in Izmir, Turkey and obtained my B.Sc. 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 Ph.D. studies in Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). I was a member of the Photonics Devices and Systems group and completed my Ph.D. journey in September 2019. I published four journal papers and several conference papers throughout my Ph.D.. 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.

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