1. Our first PhD Student Zhongyang Li defended his thesis. Congratulations Dr. Li and thanks for your hard work and efforts in getting our lab started. Good Luck!

  2. Koray is awarded the 2017 ONR YIP Award for his proposal entitled “Active Nanophotonics in the Flatland with Novel Hybrid Metasurfaces”.

  3. Our collaborative BRI proposal with Chad Mirkin, Vinayak Dravid and Dave Harris is awarded by the AFOSR. Our team will investigate reconfigurable matter from programmable atom equivalents.

  1. Koray’s popular science article on Metamaterials (in Turkish) appeared in theTUBA GUNCE, a science magazine published by the Turkish Academy of Sciences.

  1. Zizhuo’s papers on time-varying metasurfaces using graphene microribbon arrays and enhanced transmission in graphene films have been accepted by ACS Nano and Optics Express.

  1. Francois’ research on inverse design of an all-dielectric, on-chip compact optical diode is published in Scientific Reports. Read more about our research in EECS news.

  1. Dr. Serkan Butun joins NuFab at Northwestern as a research scientist. We thank Serkan for his contributions to our research group and wish him success in his future career.

  2. Zhongyang receives another scholarship! He is awarded the Terminal Year Fellowship by the EECS department. 

  3. Zizhuo’s research article on localized surface plasmons in monolayer black phosphorus is published in Nano Letters.

  4. Zhongyang Li is awarded with 2016 SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship. Keep up the good work Zhongyang!

  5. Our dynamically tunable metasurface work in collaboration with Koby Scheuer’s group at Tel-Aviv University is published in Optical Materials Express.

  6. Zhongyang Li received 2015 Chinese Government Award for Extra-Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad. Congratulations Zhongyang!

  1. Koray organized Nanophotonics Technical Program at the 2015 IEEE Photonics Conference.

  2. MNDL welcomes visiting scholar Dr. Bin Tang.

  1. Koray published a News and Views article in Nature Photonics on inverse design of complex nanostructured silicon for on-chip silicon optical components. [PDF]

  2. Our manuscript on DNA-assembled nanocube arrays in collaboration with Mirkin, Dravid and Schatz groups has been published in Nano Letters.

  3. Our research on broadband spectrum-splitting metasurfaces is highlighted in Nature Photonics!, [PDF]

  1. Our letter on tunable resonant absorbers based on VO2 phase change material has been published in Applied Physics Letters. Thanks to Hasan and Serkan, who contributed equally to this work.

  1. Our recent work on plasmon-enhanced photoluminescence from monolayer MoS2 has been covered in IEEE Spectrum, photonics.com, phys.org, Nanowerk, and many other science and technology news web sites.

  2. Serkan’s paper on enhanced light emission from large-area monolayer MoS2 has been accepted for publication in Nano Letters.

  3. Our paper on spectrum-splitting metasurfaces has been published in Nano Letters. Congratulations Zhongyang and Edgar, who contributed equally to this work!

  4. Francois Calleawert joins MNDL. Welcome Francois!

  5. Koray attended the First Northwestern University - Tel Aviv University Workshop on Semiconductors, Electronic Materials, Thin Films and Photonic Materials which was held in Tel Aviv, Israel. He delivered an invited presentation entitled Functional Nanophotonic Materials and Devices, which can be viewed in Youtube. McCormick news article about this workshop can be found here.

  6. Zhongyang’s paper on large-area, lithography free super absorbers and color filters is published in ACS Photonics. This work has received wide attention from different online science and technology news websites including phys.org, Nanowerk, Science Daily and several others.

  7. Koray is the chair of the organizing committee for the Nanophotonics Symposium at the 2015 IEEE Photonics Conference.

  8. Aydin group received ISEN Booster Award to study enhanced light-matter interactions in 2D monolayer seminconducting materials.

  9. Hasan’s paper on reduced infrared absorption and thermal emission has been published in Scientific Reports.

  1. Aydin family has a healthy baby girl. We welcome Zeynep Aydin, youngest member of MNDL.

  2. Koray delivered an invited presentation at the OSA Incubator on the Fundamental Limits of Optical Energy Conversion. His presentation can be viewed here.

  3. Koray presented an invited talk on photon management in solar cells using nanostructured surfaces at the AVS 61st International Symposium and Exhibition in Baltimore, MD.

  4. Zhongyang is awarded prestigious Ryan Fellowship from the IIN. Congratulations Zhongyang for this well-deserved award and recognition.

  5. Zhongyang’s work on ultra-narrowband plasmonic absorbers is accepted for publication in ACS Nano.

  6. Serkan’s work on structurally tunable plasmonic absorbers is published in Optics Express.

  7. Undergraduate student Berker Banar joins MNDL for summer from Ai Kemal Okyay’s group at BIlkent University.

  8. Koray led a quite successful symposium in MRS Spring 2014. The title of the symposium is “Emerging Nanophotonic Materials and Devices” .

  9. Our group’s first paper on touching gold nanoparticle resonators is published in ACS Photonics. Congratulations Zhongyang.

  10. PhD Student Edgar Palacios joins MNDL. Welcome Edgar!

  11. Aydin group received Seed funding from Northwestern MRSEC Center.

  1. Koray Aydin is the lead organizer of “Emerging Nanophotonic Materials and Devices” symposium in MRS Spring 2014. We welcome your contributions to this exciting symposium!

  2. We welcome two undergraduate researchers, Shyam Bharadwaj and Kevin Chen, who will be spending this summer in our research group.

  3. Prof. Aydin presented an invited lecture at the “3rd International Workshop for Critical and Sustainable Technologies” which is organized by UNAM in Ankara, Turkey.

  4. Prof. Aydin presented an invited talk at the Nanotech 2013 conference in Washington DC.

  1. Prof. Aydin presented two invited talks at the SPIE Photonics West 2013 meeting in San Francisco. He is also invited to the Nanotech 2013 conference.

  1. Congratulations Tyler for winning the ISEN Student Award!

  1. Prof. Aydin presented an invited talk in the special session “Security Applications of Photonic Metamaterials” at the NANOMETA 2013 meeting in Seefeld, Austria.

  1. Prof. Aydin presented in the ANSER Center colloquium at Northwestern University.

  2. Koray served as the organizing committee member in MIOMD-XI conference chaired by Prof. Manijeh Razeghi. The conference took place at Northwestern University and hosted more than 150 attendees from 23 different countries. Honorary chairs of the conference were Prof. Klaus von Klitzing and Prof. Leo Esaki.

  3. Koray presented an invited talk on nanophotonics in the GE Global Research Photonics Symposium which took place at the GE Global Research Center in Niskuyana, NY. Koray met with the lab directors and GE researchers and discussed about possible collaboration opportunities.

  4. Welcome Shiyi Chen and Fei Jia! Shiyi is a Murphy Felliow and a first year EECS PhD Student and Fei is an MS student.

  5. Koray presented an invited talk in SPIE Optics and Photonics 2012 and also served as the program committee member.

  6. Koray presented an invited talk at UNAM Workshop and invited seminars at Bilkent University EE and Koc University Science Seminars in Turkey.

  7. Koray Aydin is selected to the Turkish Academy of Sciences.

  8. Our group has received funding from AFOSR to study combinatorial three-dimensional metamaterials in collaboraton with Chad Mirkin and Vinayak Dravid groups at Northwestern.

  9. Koray presented an invited talk at PECS-X conference in Santa Fe, NM.

  10. Welcome Zhongyang Li! Zhongyang is the first graduate student  at MNDL. He is a Murphy Fellow and a first year PhD student in EECS.

  11. MNDL received the ISEN Equipment Award from the Institute of Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern. Thanks Serkan for the great effort!

  12. Broadband plasmonic absorber research continues to receive media attention. Technology Review highlights our work in their March/April 2012 issue.

  13. Our research on plasmonic absorbers has been covered in the Photonics Spectra, both in their printed magazine and website.

  14. Dr. Aydin presented an invited seminar at the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at Argonne National Lab.

  15. Dr. Aydin presented an invited talk at the SPIE Photonics West 2012 conference.

  16. We welcome our first group member. Dr. Serkan Butun joins MNDL as a postdoctoral researcher from Bilkent University, Turkey.

  17. Our work on broadband absorbers was selected as one of the most important materials research in 2011 by the Technology Review and appeared in their highly selective list, “The Year in Materials”.

  18. Dr. Aydin will give invited talks in the SPIE Photonics West 2012, PECS-X and SPIE Optics and Photonics 2012 conferences.

  19. Some of the recent highlights from Technology Review, Physicsworld.com and Science Daily reporting on our broadband absorber research.

  1. Our recent Nature Comm. paper is highlighted in several internet media: Eurekalert, Physorg.com, Nanowerk, Science Daily, Materials Today, Azonano, UPI, and Chemistry Views.

  2. Our paper on broadband plasmonic super absorbers is published in Nature Communications.

  3. Koray presented in the “Meet the EECS Faculty Seminar” at Northwestern EECS Department.

  4. Our paper on metamaterial based surface-enhanced biosensors has been published in ACS Nano

  5. Koray has became a faculty member in the Graduate Program of Applied Physics at Northwestern.

  1. Dr. Koray Aydin has joined the Department of Electrical Engineering Computer Science (EECS) at Northwestern University as an Assistant Professor on September 1st, 2011.


Metamaterials & Nanophotonic Devices Laboratory
AYDIN Research Group

Metamaterials and Nanophotonic Devices Laboratory

Northwestern University