Professor Bagci's courses

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S., 2007
  • M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S., 2003
  • B.S., Bilkent University, Turkey, 2001


Hakan Bagci is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering (EE) and Principal Investigator of the Computational Electromagnetics Laboratory (CEML).  His scientific contribution are in advancing high-speed and long-distance communication, energy transfer, and medical imaging.

Education and early career

Before joining KAUST in 2009 as one of the Founders of the EE Program, Bagci was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan, USA. He holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in 2007 and 2003 respectively. 

Areas of expertise and current scientific interests

Bagci’s research interests are in various aspects of applied and theoretical computational electromagnetics with emphasis on Time-domain integral-equations and their fast marching-on-in-time-based solutions and solvers to the characterization of wave interactions on complex integrated and electrically large system of photonics and optics. 

Why have you chosen computational electromagnetics?

My research aims at designing the next generation of computational solvers for complex electromagnetic wave interaction in nonlinear and dispersive materials, focusing on developing marching-on-in-time based solvers to characterize largely integrated and electrically complex systems of photonics and optics. 


Anyone who is an electrical engineering, like me, naturally belongs to the CEMSE Division of KAUST. It is the best place for Electric Engineering where cutting-edge education is tailored for real-world application. The solid support to research and impressive facilities are truly game changer and allow me to push my research always a step beyond the limit.