Serpenguzel, Ali

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Prof. Ali Serpenguzel

Director of Microphotonics Research Laboratory
Koç Univ
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Area of Expertise: Silicon Photonics, Optoelectronics, Nonlinear Optics, Microcavities and Waveguides, Laser Diagnostics, Light Scattering
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Ali Serpengüzel attended Bogaziçi University for his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Physics. For his Doctor of Philosophy degree he attended Yale University and worked in the group of Professor Richard Kounai Chang, in the Applied Physics Department, and the Yale Center for Laser Diagnostics, first as a Graduate Research Assistant, and then as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Ali Serpengüzel was also a consultant to Texaco Research Center in the field of energy related research, mainly “Laser Combustion Diagnostics,” where he performed laser induced fluorescence and Mie scattering experiments in a running optically accessible internal combustion engine. Later, he joined Polytechnic University (now part of New York University), Microparticle Photophysics Laboratory as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, where he performed the first coupling experiment of solid microspheres to optical fibers. Afterwards, he joined Bilkent University as an Assistant Professor of Physics, where he concentrated his research on the optoelectronics properties of semiconductor microcavities and semiconductor microdevices. Currently, Ali Serpengüzel is a Professor of Physics and the Founder and the Principal Investigator of the Microphotonics Research Laboratory at Koç University, where he is actively continuing his research on the photonic applications of microsphere resonators with an emphasis on silicon photonics and liquid crystal photonics. Ali Serpengüzel’s scholarly output includes more than 80 papers published in refereed scientific journals and proceedings and more than 140 talks at scientific conferences. He has received invitations to lecture from more than 40 universities and research centers. He is the recipient of the prestigious Werner von Siemens Excellence Award for Science and Innovation from Siemens Aktiengesellschaft. He is the first Turkish Fellow of the SPIE, a member of Sigma-Xi, a senior member of the IEEE and OSA.
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