About PI


Sedat Nizamoglu received his B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) in 2005, and M. S. degree in Physics as a Valedictorian in 2007 at Bilkent University. He pursued his Ph.D. studies in EEE at Bilkent University focusing on novel solid-state lighting technologies with an emphasis on quantum dot (nanophosphors) integrated light-emitting diodes. Immediately after graduation, he continued as a Wellman-Bullock Fellow with a joint affiliation with Harvard Medical School and Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital in USA. He actively engaged in the multidisciplinary research projects integrating biology, medicine and engineering. He worked on new optical and photonic technologies for medicine including biocompatible and bioabsorbable optical implants, biological single cell and biomaterial lasers.

He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Koc University. He received both ERC (European Research Council) Starting and Consolidator Grants. He became the first recipient of Science Diplomacy Award by YÖK (Higher Education Council of Turkey) and his supervised PhD thesis on bioelectronics is selected as the “Doctoral Dissertation of the Year Award in Science and Engineering” by YÖK. He  received MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 (Turkey), Aziz Sancar Incentive Award, IEEE Turkey Research Encouragement Award, TUBITAK (Turkish NRF) Incentive Award and TUBA (Turkish Academy of Sciences) Young Scientist Outstanding Achievement Award. He is a senior member of the professional society of Optica (formerly OSA) and he is also serving to the scientific community as a reviewer of Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, ACS Energy Letters, Advanced Optical Materials, etc.

He has published over 180 research articles in major peer-reviewed scientific journals (over 90) and conferences (over 90). He presented over 40 invited talks, lectures and tutorials in prestigious meetings such as MRS Spring Meeting, OSA Advanced Photonics Congress and CIMTEC International Conferences on Modern Materials and Technologies. He is currently holding four patents. His current scientific research interests include bioelectronics, optoelectronics, and nanotechnology.

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ERC (European Research Council) Consolidator Grantee 2022
YÖK (Council of Higher Education of Turkey) Science Diplomacy Award 2022
TÜSEB (Health Institutes of Turkey) Aziz Sancar Incentive Award 2022
YÖK (Council of Higher Education of Turkey) Best PhD Thesis of the Year 2021 in Science and Engineering – Advisor Award
METU Parlar Foundation Research Encouragement Award 2021
Science Hero Foundation (Bilim Kahramanları Derneği) – The Scientist of the Year 2019
Research Encouragement Award (Turkey) 2019
(Science Academy) Young Scientist Award 2018
Encouragement Award 2018
(Science Academy) Young Scientist Award 2018   
(Turkish Academy of Sciences) Young Scientist Outstanding Achievement Award 2015
(European Research Council) Starting Grantee 2014
MIT Technology Review
Innovators Under 35 (Turkey) 2014
Eser Tümen Research Award 2014
Marie Curie
CIG Fellowship 2014
Bullock-Wellman Fellowship
Award by Harvard-MIT 2012
Photonics21 Student Innovation Award
by European Technology Platform for Photonics 2010
Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship 2009
Scholarship Award in Optical Science and Engineering 2009
M.S. in Physics, Bilkent University 2007
National Graduate Fellowship 2006