Prof. Hilmi Volkan Demir has been awarded the prestigious TÜBİTAK Science Award of 2020 in the field of Engineering Sciences.
Prof. Hilmi Volkan Demir, of the Departments of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and of Physics, Chair of the Graduate Program of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (MSN) and Director of UNAM — The National Nanotechnology Research Center, has been recognized by the Executive Board of The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). Dr. Demir is the winner of the prestigious TÜBİTAK Science Award of 2020 in the field of Engineering Sciences.
The Science Award is the highest scientific award given by TÜBİTAK on an annual basis. Professor Demir received the award for his internationally recognized scientific work in the fields of semiconductor optoelectronics and nanophotonics, in particular, on the physics, optical properties and applications of quantum-confined colloidal structures and LEDs used for the lighting and display technologies and for his outstanding contributions and leadership in the nanocrystal-based color conversion, display-backlighting color enrichment, and the energy transfer and optical gain in semiconductor nanocrystals.
Previous winners of The TÜBİTAK Science Award in our department include Prof. Abdullah Atalar (1994), Prof. Haldun Özaktaş (1999), Prof. Ekmel Özbay (2006), Prof. Ergin Atalar (2006), Prof. Fatih Ömer İlday (2017) and Prof. Erdal Arıkan (2019).