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 was awarded with European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant, MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35,  Bullock-Wellman Fellowship by the Committee of Harvard-MIT, Photonics21 Student Innovation Award by European Technology Platform, IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship and SPIE Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering. 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 160 research articles in major peer-reviewed scientific journals (over 80) and conferences (over 80). 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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IEEE Research Encouragement Award (Turkey) 2019                                                                                                          TUBITAK Encouragement Award 2018
BAGEP (Science Academy) Young Scientist Award 2018                                                                                                              TUBA (Turkish Academy of Sciences) Young Scientist Outstanding Achievement Award 2015
ERC (European Research Council) Starting Grantee 2014
MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 (Turkey) 2014
FABED 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
IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship 2009
SPIE Scholarship Award in Optical Science and Engineering 2009
Valedictorian, M.S. in Physics, Bilkent University 2007
TUBITAK National Graduate Fellowship 2006