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Serkan Butun, PhD

Serkan Butun, PhD

Serkan Butun, PhD

Equipment Manager

Office: Technological Institute, #FG71


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Personal Statement

I received my PhD degree in physics in 2012 at Bilkent University, Turkey.  During my PhD work, I studied the electrical and optical properties of III-nitrite based semiconductors, UV plasmonics and device integration, and Graphene-based RF field effect devices. I also designed and fabricated nano-structured substrates for bio-sensing and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy.

Research Objectives and Approach

My research interests span a diverse spectrum, with a primary focus on the fabrication of micro/nano structures using e-beam and photo-lithography. These structures find applications across various fields, ranging from semiconductor electronics to bio-implantable devices. Additionally, my work explores novel optical phenomena, with particular emphasis on plasmonic and metamaterials.

  • E-Beam Lithography
  • Photolithograpy: Laser Direct Writing, Conventional contact lithography
  • Microfabrication via laser ablation
  • Atomic Layer Deposition, E-Beam Evaporation

Educational & Research Background

2019-present Research Associate, NUFAB, Northwestern University,
2016-2019 Postdoctoral Researcher, NUFAB, Northwestern University
2012-2016 Postdoctoral Researcher, EECS, Northwestern University
2012 PhD. Bilkent University, Turkey
2006 M.S. Bilkent University
2004 B.S. Bilkent University