Team Leader

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.

Özgür Esat MüstecaplıoğluProf.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Aslı Tuncer
Barış Çakmak

Ph.D., Sabanci University, 2014

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Elif Yunt
  • 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 "

Mojde Fadaie
Ricardo R. Ancheyta
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  • Post-Doc: KU, 2018-.., Quantum Heat Engines and Quantum Batteries.

  • PhD: UNAM, 2014-2018. "Dynamical Casimir effect in quantum optics".

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PhD Students

Nur Aslan Çetinkaya

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

M. Tahir Naseem

I have received MS in Electronics from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. I am member of QeEST team as PhD student, my research interests include optomechanical systems and quantum thermodynamics.

Mohsen Izadyari

I have received my BSc and MSc degrees from Urmia university, Iran, in 2012 and 2014 respectively. During Master time, I have studied quantum state engineering in atom-cavity-fiber system by using adiabatic passage method under the supervision of Prof. M. Amniat-Talab. Currently, I am a member of QuEST team under supervision of Prof. Özgür E. Müstecaplıoğlu as a PhD student at Koç University. My research interest includes quantum heat engines, entanglement, quantum coherence, quantum thermodynamics.


MSc Students

Serhat C. Kadıoğlu


Emre Köse