I received my B.S. from Bilkent University Physics Department in Turkey. Then, I joined Quantum Imaging Laboratory at Boston University for graduate studies under the supervision of Profs. Sergienko, Saleh and Teich. During my PhD I worked on multiparameter entanglement and quantum interference using spontaneous parametric down-conversion. In 2002, I switched my research interests to quantum optics with semiconductor systems. Until 2007, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow (and later Oberassistent) with Prof. Atac Imamoglu in the Quantum Photonics Group at ETH Zurich. My current research efforts in University of Cambridge include optical control of quantum-dot spins and diamond impurities, cavity-QED and nanoplasmonics.
Well, it all started on one cold night of February 19th in the year '75. At around 1:15am, there I was screaming and crying. Many things happened since that day, I chipped my tooth and have been in many odd places. I managed to change four elementary schools in five years, the longest I ever lived in one city is six years. Once you get used to it, it's hard to settle down. Now, located in Cambridge, UK, I am curious to see how settling down for the first time will feel like.