Francois Callewaert
Years: 2015 - 2018

Currently: Data Scientist @ Microsoft

Zizhuo Liu
Years: 2013 - 2018

Currently: Analyst @ Trexquant

Fall 2013 - Shyam, Fei, Kevin, Koray, Serkan, Hasan, Zhongyang, Zizhuo

Holiday Party, Bowling @ The Wilmette Bowling Center
Winter 2014 - Serkan, Hasan, Zhongyang, Koray, Zizhuo, and Edgar

Edgar Palacios
Years: 2013 - 2019


SPRING 2017 - Xianglian, Zizhuo, Zhongyang, Koray, Edgar, Serkan, and Francois

Celebrating Zhongyang’s successful PhD defense @ The Stained Glass Restaurant in Evanston

Principal Investigator

Graduate Students



Group Photos

Postdoctoral Researchers

Visiting Scholars

Fall 2012 - Shiyi Chen, Serkan Butun, Koray Aydin, Tyler Cowdrey, Zhongyang Li, Fei Jia

Masters Students

Undergraduate Researchers

Barbeque (Mangal) Party @ Koray’s House (Enjoying Turkish Tea)

Summer 2014 - Koray, Hasan, Berker, Zizhuo, Serkan, and Zhongyang

Barbeque (Mangal) Party @ Koray’s House (Chef Koray in action!)

Summer 2014 - Hasan, Zhongyang, Zizhuo, Serkan, and Koray

Serkan Butun
Years: 2012 - 2016

Currently: Research Scientist @ NU-FAB, Northwestern University

Bin Tang
Years: 2015 - 2016

Currently: Associate Professor @ Changzhou University

Hasan Kocer
Years: 2013 - 2014

Currently: Senior Research Scientist @ NANOTAM - Bilkent Univ.

Fei Jia
Years: 2012 - 2014

Currently: Software Engineer @ Amazon

Shiyi Chen

Years: 2012 - 2013

Currently: Researcher @ IBM Watson Research Center

Berker Banar

Years: 2014

Currently: N/A

Kevin Chen

Years: 2013

Currently: Software Engineer @ Fitbit

Shyam Bharadwaj

Years: 2013

Currently: PhD Student @ Cornell University

Tyler Cowdrey

Years: 2012 - 2013

Currently: Assistant Asset Manager @ Pacific West

Frank Giuliani

Years: 2015

Currently: N/A

Metamaterials & Nanophotonic Devices Laboratory
AYDIN Research Group

Graduate Students

Zhongyang Li
Years: 2012 - 2017

Currently: Professor @ Wuhan University

Winter 2015 - Zizhuo, Zhongyang, Serkan, Koray, Edgar, Francois, and Bin

SPRING 2017 - Koray, Edgar, Serkan, and Francois, Xianglian, Zizhuo, Zhongyang

Selfie during Zhongyang’s farewell dinner @ The Stained Glass Restaurant in Evanston

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Xianglian Song


Shizhou Jiang

Years: 2017

Currently: PhD Student @ Northwestern

Sina Abedini Dereshgi
PhD Student in ECE

Wisnu Hadibrata
PhD Student in ECE

FALL 2017 - Wisnu, Francois, Xianglian, Koray, Sina, Edgar, and Zizhuo

After MNDL group meeting in Technological Institute.

SUMMER 2017 - Francois, Koray, Zhongyang, Zizhuo, Edgar, and Xianglian

After Zhongyang’s PhD Hooding ceremony in front of Technological Institute

SUMMER 2017 - Koray and Zhongyang

WINTER 2017 - Zizhuo, Francois, Edgar, Xianglian, Sina, Koray, Wisnu

Holiday lunch @ Kabul House

Dr. Haiqing Xu

Dr. Guangsheng Deng

SUMMER 2018 - Koby Scheuer (and his family), Zizhuo, Wisnu, Edgar, Xianglian, Haiqing (and her son), Sina and Koray

Tenure Celebration @ Koray’s house

SUMMER 2018 - Koby Scheuer (and his daughter), Haiqing, Sina, Zizhuo, Xianglian, Koray, Wisnu, and Edgar

Tenure Celebration @ Koray’s house

SUMMER 2018 - Sina, Xianglian, Koray, Zizhuo, Edgar, and Wisnu

Zizhuo’s PhD Hooding Ceremony @ Tech Inst.

SUMMER 2018 - Koray and Zizhuo

Zizhuo’s PhD Hooding Ceremony @ Tech Inst.

Prof. Heeso Noh

Chenwei Wei
Visiting PhD Student

Fall 2018 - Heeso Noh, Xianglian, Guangsheng, Edgar, Wisnu, Koray, Sina, Haiqing, and Chen Wei

Ibrahim Tanriover
PhD Student in ECE

Dr. Tian Sang