Principal Investigator
Dr. Mehmet Yilmaz is an assistant professor of practice at National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM), and Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology at Bilkent University. In spirit, he is an academician, scientist, engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur.
Mehmet Yilmaz received the B.S. degree (with high honors) from Izmir Institute of Technology, the M.S. degree from Koc University, and the Ph.D. degree from Columbia University, all in mechanical engineering. After his Ph.D. degree studies, he joined IBM Microelectronics Division at Albany Nanotechnology Research and Development Center, in New York, Albany.
During his M.S. and Ph.D. degree studies, Mehmet Yilmaz specialized in design and microfabrication of MEMS and integration of MEMS with nanostructures. During his Ph.D.

Master of Science Degree Student
Dogu Kaan Bugra Ozyigit is a master of science degree student at the Materials Science and Nanotechnology (MSN) program of Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology at Bilkent University. He received the undergraduate degree from the department of Material Science and Nanotechnology Engineering at TOBB University in 2018.
Doğu is working on the development of unit processes and integration processes for the microfabrication of CMUT devices for medical imaging applications.

Group Members

degree studies, he also specialized in nanomechanical characterization of materials in-situ scanning electron microscope (SEM). During his time at IBM Microelectronics Division, he worked on developing reactive ion etching (RIE) processes for via patterning, and developing new integration schemes for 10 nm and 7 nm technology nodes, and silicon 3D integration (3Di) technologies. He is a co-inventor of a set of U.S. patents from the research and development efforts during his time at IBM.
Mehmet Yilmaz is interested in mechanical characterization, elastic strain engineering, understanding, and tuning the material properties at small length scales for energy and information technology applications, and developing new unit processes and integration processes for batch-compatible nanofabricated, high yield, MEMS and NEMS devices for energy, information technology, and health applications.

xfrontiers Research Labs at Bilkent University UNAM