Group Leader

Prof. F. Ömer İlday
ilday@bilkent.edu.tr

Administrative Assistant

Gizem Erkilet
gencoglu@bilkent.edu.tr

Technical Staff

Mesut Laçin
mesut.lacin@bilkent.edu.tr

Postdoctoral Scientists

Dr. Ghaith Makey
(Jointly with Prof. Serim Ilday)
g.makey@fen.bilkent.edu.tr

PhD Students

Özgün Yavuz
oyavuz@ee.bilkent.edu.tr

MS Students

Aladin Choura
a.choura@bilkent.edu.tr

Chulhyeong (Charlie) Lee
ch.lee@bilkent.edu.tr

Batoul Hashemi
batoul.hashemi@bilkent.edu.tr

Xhulian Lickollari
xhulian@bilkent.edu.tr

Former Members & Affiliations after UFOLAB (or current affiliations, if known)


  1. Prof. Parviz Elahi, Boğaziçi University, Turkey

  2. Tasnim Arony, Bilkent University, Turkey

  3. Dr. Hamit Kalaycıoğlu, formally retired

  4. A. Murat Sözen, industry

  5. Dr. Ahmet Turnalı, Boston University, Boston, USA

  6. Dr. Denizhan Koray Kesim, Ruhr University – Bochum, Germany

  7. Önder Akçaalan, Bilkent University, Turkey

  8. Prof. Onur Tokel, Bilkent University, Turkey 

  9. Prof. Ihor Pavlov, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

  10. Dr. Tesfay Teamir, taking a break

  11. Dr. Sinem Yilmaz, Laser Zentrum Hannover, e.V., Germany

  12. Dr. Can Kerse, University of Toronto, Canada and Founder of Omegon North Technologies, Canada

  13. Hossein S. Rezaei, Laser Zentrum Hannover, e.V., Germany

  14. Dr. Mutlu Erdogan, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany

  15. Prof. Zuxing Zhang, Nanjing University, China

  16. Dr. Seydi Yavaş, Boğaziçi University, Turkey and Founder of Lumos Laser, Ltd., 06500, Ankara, Turkey

  17. Kutan Gürel, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

  18. Dr. Daniel Press, Koç University, Turkey

  19. Dr. Andrey Rybak, National Acad. of Sciences, Ukraine

  20. Emrah Ilbey, Meteksan Savunma, Inc., Turkey

  21. Alper Bayrı, Aselsan, Inc., Turkey

  22. Dr. Levent Budunoğlu, Meteksan Savunma, Inc., Turkey

  23. Dr. Bülent Öktem, Aselsan, Inc., Turkey

  24. Ebru Dülgergil, Meteksan Savunma, Inc., Turkey

  25. Burak Eldeniz, Roketsan, Inc., Turkey

  26. Dr. Kıvanç Özgören, Founder and CEO of FIBLAS, Ltd., Turkey

  27. Çağrı Şenel, National Metrology Institute, Turkey

  28. Prof. Punya Paltani, Modi Institute of Technology & Science, India

  29. Coşkun Ülgüdür, Aselsan, Inc., Turkey

  30. Bastian Lorbeer, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Germany

  31. Dr. Pranab Mukhopadhyay, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, India