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 computer science?
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. I strongly believe in a hands-on approach, this is why in my research group students and researchers are encouraged to spend most of their time in the laboratory.
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.