Burak Gürlek M.Sc.

  • Doctoral Student
  • Room: A.3.236
  • Telephone: +49 9131 7133343
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My current research interests lie in the areas of quantum optics, plasmonics, phononics, optomechanics and metamaterials, with particular focus on the light-matter interactions from atomic scale to nanometer scale.


Academic education
2016–present Ph.D. in Physics, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany; Thesis on “Theoretical Analysis and Modeling of Quantum Nanophotonic Systems”
2012-2015 M.Sc.A in Electrical Engineering, Ecolé Polytechniqué de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada; Thesis on “Analysis and Design of Magnet-less Non-Reciprocal Metamaterial Structures”
2008-2011 B.Sc. in Mathematics Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey; “Summa Cum Laude”; Thesis on “Analysis of Higher Order On-Surface Radiation Condition Method for Scattering Problems”
2006-2011 B.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey; “Summa Cum Laude”; “Artificial Neural Network Method for Buried Object Detection Problems”

Professional Experience
2016- Present Graduate Research Assistant, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany
2012-2014 Graduate Research Assistant, Ecolé Polytechniqué de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
2009-2011 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Istanbul Technical University, Electromagnetics Research Group, Istanbul, Turkey

Honors and Awards
2019 Selected to participate in 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
2011 The First Ranked Student among 70 students from the Telecommunication Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical University
2011 The First Ranked Student among 100 students from the Mathematics Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical University
2011 The First Ranked Student among 250 students from the Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Istanbul Technical University
2011 The First Ranked Student among 200 students from the Faculty of Science and Letters, Istanbul Technical University
2011 Double Major Program Award, Graduated from Two undergraduate programs within 4 years, regular time to graduate from one program, Istanbul Technical University
2011 The Ord. Prof. Bedri Karafakioglu Award the by Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE), Istanbul Technical University, 2011. This award is given to the most successful graduate of the year by the Faculty of EEE

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