Overview of My Research

As a researcher, my aim is to understand light-matter interactions in periodic waveguides such as gratings and photonic crystal waveguides, and to investigate the applications of these nonlinear interactions. Learn more about my research and areas of study below.


I grew up in Izmir, Turkey and obtained my BSc degrees from Izmir Institute of Technology, one of Turkey’s top universities specializing in engineering and natural sciences. I graduated as the valedictorian on June 2015, with a double major from Electronics and Communication Engineering and Physics.

During my undergraduate studies, I completed my internships in Optics and Nanotechnology laboratories, in Turkey and France, where I cultivated my interest in optics and gained experience in metrology and nanofabrication. 

In September 2015, I started my PhD studies in Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). I was a member of the Photonics Devices and Systems group and completed my PhD journey in September 2019.  I published three journal papers and several conference papers throughout my PhD. My research interests were in periodic waveguide structures on  integrated, nonlinear platforms. 

I recently joined Photonic Systems Lab (PHOSL) in École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).


Our Research in Media

SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics 2019

April 19, 2019

In April 2019, I attended SPIE Optics + Optoelectonics and presented the paper titled "Supercontinuum enhancement using Bragg solitons on a CMOS-compa...

CLEO Pacific Rim 2018

September 4, 2018

I had the chance to visit Hong Kong for CLEO PR on August 2018 where I presented two papers; an oral presentation and a post-deadline paper. I was qui...

Frontiers in Optics 2017

November 13, 2017

In September 2017, I attended Frontiers in Optics (FiO) in Washington DC. It was one of the most fun-filled conferences I attended so far, as I got to...

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