Ibrahim Dursun

PhD Student

Research Interests

Photonics, Light-matter interactions, Nanofabrication, Nanoelectronics

Selected Publications


  • M.Sc., Optics & Photonics, with specialization Photonic Materials & Devices ( )
    • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2013
    • Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France, 2013
  • B.Sc., Physics, Department of Physics, Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey, 2011

Professional Profile

04/2013- 10/2013   Master Thesis at Karlsruhe of Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
                               Diamond nanophotonic circuits for non-linear optical applications.              

08/2012-10/2013   Internship at Karlsruhe of Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

                               Investigation of optical coupling between nanophotonic waveguide and graphene.

10/2011- 03/2012  Group Project at  Laboratoire Physique des Interactions Ioniques et Moleculaires

                               (PIIM), Aix-Marseille University, France

                               How to measure an optical frequency with the best precision?

02/2011- 06/2011 Personal Project at Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey

                               Volatile Gas sensing properties various Calixarene molecules measured
                                by a Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM).

09/2010- 01/2011 Personal Project at Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey 

                               Calculation of electronic and magnetic properties of zigzag grapheme nanoribbons (ZGNR).


  • ​Awarded the Erasmus Mundus Master Scholarship for the study Optics& Photonics in Europe (
  • Koc University Summer Research Program for Undergraduates Scholarship
  • Izmir Turkish-American Association Scholarship 
  • Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Ahmet Pristina Scholarship