We invite you to join our intellectually stimulating environment if you share our passion with ultrafast, high-power lasers, mode-locking, nonlinear dynamics, laser surgery, self-organization or any of the applications we are pursuing. All of our activities involve both experimental and theoretical studies and we are open to both experimentalist and theoreticians.

Postdoctoral Scientist Position: Ultra-efficient fiber lasers

We have recently invented ablation-cooled laser-material removal (Nature, 2016), which is accessed with ultrafast pulse repetition rates in the range of multi-GHz, in contrast to the commonly used kHz repetition rates. We achieved 10-100 times higher ablation efficiency in comparison to traditional ultrafast ablation.  

Ablation-cooled material processing motivates a radically different laser technology, for which fiber lasers are ideal. We are looking for an experienced laser scientist to work on an entirely novel laser architecture that is unlike existing ultrafast lasers.

Visiting Scientists

We welcome short- and long-term scientific visits and we can partially support your visit, granted we can identify a topic of mutual interest. Please contact Prof. Ilday at ilday@bilkent.edu.tr.

Graduate Students

Every year, we admit typically one graduate student. However, you must first be admitted to a related graduate program at Bilkent University (for details, click here):

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
  • Materials Science and Nanotechnology (UNAM),
  • Neuroscience,
  • Physics.

Undergraduate Students

We happily involve undergraduate students in our research projects. Students with strong theoretical interests, or practical knowledge of or desire to learn numerical simulations, analog and/or FPGA/DSP electronics, and mechanical design are encouraged to apply.