Group Members

Principal Investigator
Dr. Mehmet Yilmaz is an assistant professor of practice at National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM), and Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology at Bilkent University. In spirit, he is an academician, scientist, engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur.
Mehmet Yilmaz received the B.S. degree (with high honors) from Izmir Institute of Technology, the M.S. degree from Koc University, and the Ph.D. degree from Columbia University, all in mechanical engineering. After his Ph.D. degree studies, he joined IBM Microelectronics Division at Albany Nanotechnology Research and Development Center, in New York, Albany.
During his M.S. and Ph.D. degree studies, Mehmet Yilmaz specialized in design and microfabrication of MEMS and integration of MEMS with nanostructures. During his Ph.D. degree studies, he also specialized in nanomechanical characterization of materials in-situ scanning electron microscope (SEM). During his time at IBM Microelectronics Division, he worked on developing reactive ion etching (RIE) processes for via patterning, and developing new integration schemes for 10 nm and 7 nm technology nodes, and silicon 3D integration (3Di) technologies. He is a co-inventor of a set of U.S. patents from the research and development efforts during his time at IBM.
Mehmet Yilmaz is interested in mechanical characterization, elastic strain engineering, understanding, and tuning the material properties at small length scales for energy and information technology applications, and developing new unit processes and integration processes for batch-compatible nanofabricated, high yield, MEMS and NEMS devices for energy, information technology, and health applications.

Master of Science Degree Student

Mehmet Halit Ozturk is a master of science degree student at the Materials Science and Nanotechnology (MSN) program of Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology at Bilkent University. He received the undergraduate degree from the department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Istanbul University in 2019.

Master of Science Degree Student

Rashid Mahmood is a master of science degree student at the Materials Science and Nanotechnology (MSN) program of Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology at Bilkent University. He received the undergraduate degree from the department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering at the University of Punjab in 2016.

Researcher Process Engineer

Habibe Keleş is a unit process engineer.

She received the undergraduate degree from the department of Chemical Engineering at Ankara University in 2020.

Master of Science Degree Student

Merve Mintas

Intern

Melike Nur Gürsoy

Group Members (Alumni)

Master of Science Degree Student

Dogu Kaan Bugra Ozyigit was a master of science degree student at the Materials Science and Nanotechnology (MSN) program of Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology at Bilkent University. He received the undergraduate degree from the department of Material Science and Nanotechnology Engineering at TOBB University in 2018.
Doğu worked on the development of unit processes and integration processes for the microfabrication of CMUT devices for medical imaging applications.

Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate

Halil Ibrahim Sener was an intern at xfrontiers Research Labs. He was supported by the STAR scholarship from TUBITAK for 6 months. Halil worked on 3D solid modeling of a hand held probe.

Former Intern - Electrical and Electronics Engineering Undergraduate

Ahmet Furkan Turgut was an intern at xfrontiers Research Labs. He worked on design of a PCB.