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EE Seminar | Fiber-Based Micro and Nano-Devices for Sensing and Energy Harvesting

Start Date: March 26, 2017
End Date: March 26, 2017

By Professor Mehmet Bayindir
National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM), Bilkent University, Turkey
In this talk I will present and discuss our recent works on fiber-based nanomaterials, sensors and devices including (1) realization of a radically new top-to-bottom nanofabrication technique and their applications in electronics, photonics and mechanics, (2) piezoelectric polymer nanostructures for artificial skin, cardiac sensors, and energy harvesting applications, (3) triboelectric sensors and nanogenerators, (4) nanospring absorbers as a light-harvesting platform, (5) development of rare-earth doped silica optical fibers and high-power fiber lasers, (6) chalcogenide photonics, (7) identification odorants by digital photonic nose with high sensitivity and selectivity, and (8) smart structures and surfaces for open microfluidics.
Biography: Mehmet BAYINDIR received his Ph.D. degree in physics from Bilkent University in 2002. He worked as postdoctoral researcher and research scientist at the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT. After returning to Turkey, he took part in establishing National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM) at Bilkent University. He served as the deputy director of UNAM from 2006-2013, and director until 2016. The synergy of around 400 world-class researchers and staff, made UNAM one of the top research centers in the region. The graduate programs initiated under UNAM attracted more than 110 graduate students from 13 different countries. He is the author of over 90 articles published in high-impact journals and he holds 3 US patents on fiber-based sensors. His group is a frontier in the world on fiber-based micro- and nano-scale materials and sensors. His current research interests include fiber-based devices and sensors, nano-scale photonics, realization of a radically new nanofabrication technique, piezoelectric polymer nanowires and their applications in electronic skin, cardiac sensors and energy harvesting, functional nanostructured surfaces for open microfluidics, and high-power fiber lasers. He has been awarded over 15M USD grants through national and international projects. He received the prestigious European Research Council-ERC grant (first ERC grant awarded to Turkey). Very recently, he has been awarded an ERC Proof of Concept grant to support commercialization of piezo nanosystems for smart skin, cardiac sensors, and energy harvesting applications. For more information:

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Date: Sunday 26th Mar 2017
Time:12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location: Building 9, Hall I Room 2322
Refreshments: Light Lunch will be available at 11:45 am