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).
Ph.D., Sabanci University, 2014
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 "
I have received my BSc and MSc degrees from Physics Engineering Department in İstanbul Technical University in 2013 and 2015 respectively. My main objective was application of Matrix Product States and Density Matrix Renormalization Group Algorithms to many body and quantum optical systems. Currently, I am a member of QuEST Team as a PhD student in Koç University. My research includes quantum thermodynamics, stochastic thermodynamics and circuit quantum electrodynamics
I have recieved my BSc from Middle East Technical University in 2016 and joined Koç University as a MSc student. I am part of a project supported by KUTEM. This project is about quantum coherence and non-Markovian effects in photosynthesis and we have collaborations with Queen's University of Belfast and Reykjavik University, both of which I have visited in Summer 2017.