Prof. Özgür E. Müstecaplıoğlu received his PhD from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey in 1999, under the supervision of Prof. A. Shumovsky. He was a visiting research student at University of Toronto in 1998 in the Photonic Band Gap group of Prof. S. John. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow within the GeorgiaTech Ultracold Atoms group until 2002, when he was appointed Assistant Professor at KU. In 2012 he became Full Professor at KU. He has been inducted to the Turkish Science Academy Society (2013) and received prestigious national research awards such as the Mustafa Parlar Research Award (2009), TUBITAK Research Encouragement Award (2007) and the Turkish Academy of Science Young Scientist Award (2004). He was elected as an Outstanding Referee of American Physical Society in 2012. He has held visiting academic positions at Queen's University Belfast (2016), Princeton University (2014), and ETHZ (2010). He has contributed to a wide range of fields, including plasmonics, nanophotonics, ultracold atoms, quantum information, quantum decoherence, cavity QED, stochastic and quantum thermodynamics, optomechanics, and optical properties of semiconductors. Prof. Müstecaplıoğlu has authored or co-authored 100+ publications since 1995, attracting 1350+ citations and securing € 1.3M+ in research funding from national and international agencies.
Research Interests: Quantum Thermodynamics, Quantum Networks, Complex Systems, Field Theoretical Renormalization Group, Spin Glasses
PhD: "Critical Exponents On Arbitrary Networks From Spectral Renormalization Group"
M.Sc.: "Rescaling of Lower Critical Dimension and Frozen Probability Distribution For Spin Glasses: Renormalization-Group Solutions For Non-Integer Dimensions"
-  A.Erbaş, A.Tuncer, B.Yücesoy, and A.N.Berker, Phase Diagrams and Crossover in Spatially Anizotropik d=3 Ising, XY Magnetic and Percolation Systems: Exact Renormalization-Group Solutions of Hierarchical Models, Phys. Rev. E, 72, 026129 (2005).
-  Asli Tuncer, Ayşe Erzan, Spectral renormalization group for the Gaussian model and Ψ4 theory on non-spatial networks, Phys. Rev. E., 92, 022106 (2015).
-  Mehmet Demirtas, Asli Tuncer, and A. Nihat Berker, Lower-Critical Spin-Glass Dimension from 23 Sequenced Hierarchical Models, Phys. Rev. E., 92, 022136 (2015).
Research Interests: Quantum nature of (bio-)chemical bonds, dynamical structure of (bio-)molecules, role of classical and quantum correlations in biocatalysis, open quantum system dynamics, quantum resource theories in single-shot regime.
PhD: ITU Physics , 2018 - "Quantum aspects of molecular correlations in biological catalysis".
BSc: ITU Physics, 2009 - " Quantum Algorithms and the Genetic Code"; ITU Molecular Biology and Genetics, 2006 - "Mathematical Modelling of Neuroimmunological Interactions".
Research Interests: Mathematical Physics, Topological Insulators, Quantum Thermodynamics
Post-Doc: KU, 2018-.., Thermodynamical Curvature/ Quantum Thermodynamics of Topological Insulators
Post-Doc: ITU, 2015-2017, Semiclassical Kinetic Theory of Dirac and Weyl Particles in Rotating Coordinates
PhD: ITU, "Dirac Systems in Terms of the Berry Gauge Field and Effective Field Theory of A Topological Insulator "
Research Interests: Classical and Quantum Heat Engines, Open Quantum Systems and Quantum Thermodynamics, Quasi-probability phase-space distribution functions, Particle Physics
PhD: IISER, India, "Optimization analysis of classical, mesoscopic and quantum heat engines in finite-time thermodynamics"