People

Members

Selcuk Yerci

Asst. Prof. Selcuk Yerci

Micro and Nanotechnology Programme
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
The Center for Solar Energy Research and Applications

Room : EEE-C110
Phone : +90 (312) 210-2344
Fax : +90 (312) 210-2304
Email : syerci[at]metu.edu.tr

Research Areas : Solar cells, near-infrared photodetectors, silicon photonics, alternative solar materials, spectroscopic characterization of optical materials.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Hava Akpınar

Ph.D. in Polymer Science & Technology @METU
M.S. in Chemistry @METU
B.S. in Chemistry @METU
E-mail: hzakpinar@yahoo.com
Research Areas: Perovskite Solar Cells and Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells

 

Graduate Students

 

Ilker Yildiz

İlker Yıldız

Ph.D. Candidate in Physics

M.S. in Physics @ METU
B.S. in Physics @ Ankara University
E-mail: iyildiz[at]metu.edu.tr
Research Areas: XPS , TOF-SIMS, UPS, band-alignment in alternative solar materials

Wiria Soltanpoor

Ph.D. Candidate in Micro and Nanotechnology

M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics @ Mohaghegh
B.Sc. in Nuclear Physics @ Urmia University
E-mail: wiria.soltanpoor@metu.edu.tr
Research Areas: Fabrication of perovskite cells by thermal evaporation

Mehemt Koc

Mehmet Koç

Ph.D. Student in Micro and Nanotechnology

M.S. in Micro and Nanotechnology @ METU
B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Eng. @ Bilkent University
E-mail: mehmetkoc.ee[at]gmail.com
Research Areas: Light trapping in solar cells

Gence Bektas

Ph.D. Student in Micro and Nanotechnology

M.S. in Micro and Nanotechnology @ METU
B.S. in Physics @ METU
E-mail: e153207[at]metu.edu.tr
Research Areas: Electron and hole transport layers by reactive sputtering

Milad Ghasemi

Ph.D. Student in Micro and Nanotechnology

M.S. in Electrical and Electronics Eng. @ Gazi Univ.
B.S. in Electrical Eng. @ Urmia Univ.
E-mail: milad.ghk87@gmail.com
Research Areas:

 

 

Cem Şahiner

M.S. Student in Electrical and Electronics Eng.
B.S. Electrical and Electronics Eng. @ METU
E-mail: cem.sahiner[at]metu.edu.tr
Research Areas: Perovskite solar cells

 

Arman Ayan

M.S. Student in Electrical and Electronics Eng.
B.S. Electric and Electrical Eng. @ METU
E-mail: armanayan[at]hotmail.com
Research Areas: Strained Ge on Si

 

Deniz Turkay

M.S. Student in Micro and Nanotechnology
B.S. Electric and Electrical Eng. @ METU
E-mail: denturkay[at]gmail.com
Research Areas: Electromagnetic and drift-diffusion simulation of solar cells, Fabrication of PERC type solar cells

 

Can Ozcan

M.S. Student in Electric and Electrical Eng.
B.S. Electric and Electrical Eng. @ METU
E-mail: canozcan92[at]gmail.com
Research Areas: Metallization of silicon solar cells, Ge photodetectors, Light trapping in solar cells

Hande

Hande Gündüzöz

M.S. Student in Mechanical Eng.
B.S. Mechanical Eng. @ METU
E-mail: handegunduzoz[at]gmail.com
Research Areas: Thin film silicon lift-off by mechanical stress

 

 

Undergraduate Researchers

 

Umut Bekci

Electrical and Electronics Eng., 4th year
E-mail: umutbekci94[at]gmail.com
Research Areas: Simulation of up-conversion via rare-earth elements, Fabrication of crystalline Ge on Si, Setting up various optical systems.

Necati Işık

EEE, 4th year
E-mail: necati.isik95@gmail.com
Research Areas: Crystalline silicon solar cells

Konstantin Tsoi

Electrical and Electronics Eng., 4th year
E-mail: c.tsoy1996[at]gmail.com
Research Areas: Geometrical optic simulations

Osman Emre Aydın

EEE, 4th year
E-mail: osmanemreaydin@gmail.com
Research Areas: Development of solar modules

Ayça Yıldırım

EEE, 4th year
E-mail: ayca.yildirim96@gmail.com
Research Areas: --

Ahmad Ali Elgendy

Physics, 3rd year
E-mail: ahmadalielgendy[at]gmail.com
Research Areas: Mechanical simulation of strained Ge

Berivan Işık

EEE, 3rd year
E-mail: --
Research Areas: Simulation of solar cells based on drift-diffusion and Poisson's equations

Elif Cüce

EEE, 3rd year
E-mail: --
Research Areas: Mechanical peel-off of Si layers

Kerem Artuk

EEE, 3rd year
E-mail: --
Research Areas: Mechanical peel-off of Si layers

Tuğçe Nur Avcı

Chemical Engineer, 2nd year
E-mail: --
Research Areas: Sol-Gel processing of up-converting materials

Visiting Researchers

 

 

Past Members

Wisnu

Wisnu Hadibrata

M.S. in Micro and Nanotechnology
B.S. in Physics @ METU

Wisnu developed thin, flexible and high efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells as well as simulation and fabrication of light trapping structures. Two of his studies were published in SolMat. Wisnu is now a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University.

Çağıl Köroğlu

B.S. Physics @ METU
B.S. Electrical and Electronics Engineering @ METU
E-mail: cagil.koroglu[at]metu.edu.tr
Research Areas: Cagil developed a unique simulation platform to predict the potential of Er-based thin film up-converters whose up-conversion quantum yield is boosted up using a dome structure. Cagil within a very short time has contributed two other studies related to optical and electrical simulations of perovskite and silicon solar cells. Cagil is now a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.

Irem

Zişan İrem Özyurt

M.S. Student in Micro and Nanotechnology
B.S. in physics @ METU
B.S. in biology @ METU
E-mail: ozyurtirem[at]gmail.com
Research Areas: Irem worked on fabrication of single crystalline germanium on silicon by liquid phase epitaxy method during her M.S. studies. She is now a Ph.D. student in MNT department, METU.

Emrah

Emrah Korkmaz

M.S. Student in Micro and Nanotechnology
B.S. in physics @ Bilkent University
E-mail: kmzemrah[at]gmail.com
Research Areas: Emrah made optical designed of a direct detection short-pulsed laser proximity sensor during his M.S. research. He works at Roketsan company.

Mohamed Alshal

Undergraduate Researcher - 2015
Electronics and Communication Eng., Mansoura Univ.
Worked on thin film removal of silicon using polymer stress layers in 2015 summer. Succesfully fabricated thin silicon layers using epoxy.

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Keiriti Yassamina

Visiting Researcher - 2016
Ph.D.Student in physics of materials and components @ Science and Technology Houari Boumediene Univ. , Algiers , Algeria

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Mert Çelik

Undergraduate Researcher - 2015
Electrical and Electronics Eng., METU
E-mail: celik.mert[at]metu.edu.tr
Developed various photonics experiments. Designed and fabricated low-cost optical components. He is now an M.S. student in Technical University of Munich.

Imane Barrijal

Visiting Researcher - 2016
Ph.D.Student in Science and Eng. Tech. @ Abdelmalek Essaadi Univ. , Tangier, Morocco