I am a professor of physics. Fields of my research are theoretical condensed matter physics and computational materials science.

CV and Publication List [pdf]

ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0800-1924

ResearcherID: B-8207-2009

MEST-Model

I had the privilege of working with some sharp and dedicated students. Follow the link to see the current and former members of the group, and the theses completed. Contact me if you are interested in joining the group.

İYTE - IZTECH

İzmir Institute of Technology (İzmir Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü) is a government university specialized in research and graduate education in science, technology and design.

ICTP - ECAR

IZTECH is hosting an international research and collaboration centre, ICTP-ECAR, a joint initiative with the UN organisation ICTP.

Education and Appointments

Professor - Department of Physics, Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey (Oct 2011 - present)
Visiting Professor - Department of Physics, University of California, Davis CA (Aug 2019 - Aug 2020)
Chairperson - Department of Physics, Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey (Apr 2016 - Jul 2019)
Acting Director - ICTP-ECAR, Eurasian Centre for Advanced Research, Izmir, Turkey (Dec 2012 - Jan 2018)
Dean - Graduate School of Engineering and Science, Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey (Oct 2011 - Dec 2014)
Associate Professor - Department of Physics, Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey (Jan 2009 - Oct 2011)
Assistant Professor - Department of Physics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (Sep 2004 - Jan 2009)
Postdoc Research Fellow - Department of Physics, Emory University, Atlanta GA (Sep 2001 - Jul 2003)
Ph.D. - Department of Physics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (2000)
M.Sc. - Department of Physics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (1996)
B.Sc. - Department of Physics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (1994)

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Honors and Awards

Member - Bilim Akademisi (Science Academy), Istanbul, Turkey (2018) link
Research Scholarship - Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (2019-20) link
Research Incentive Award - Middle East Technical University Parlar Foundation, Ankara, Turkey (2010)
Young Scientist Award - FABED – (Feyzi Akkaya Foundation), Istanbul, Turkey (2009) link
Young Investigator Award - Turkish Academy of Sciences (GEBIP award) (2006)
Undergraduate and Graduate Full Scholarships - Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (1989 - 2000)

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Most-cited Publications

In the last 5 years (2015-2019)

Monolayer honeycomb structures of group-IV elements and III-V binary compounds: First-principles calculations
H. Şahin, S. Cahangirov, M. Topsakal, E. Bekaroglu, E. Akturk, R. T. Senger, S. Ciraci
Physical Review B 80, 155453 (2009) [PDF]

Hexagonal AlN: Dimensional-crossover-driven band-gap transition
C. Bacaksız, H. Sahin, H. D. Ozaydin, S. Horzum, R. T. Senger, F. M. Peeters
Physical Review B 91, 085430 (2015) [PDF]

Pentagonal monolayer crystals of carbon, boron nitride, and silver azide
M. Yagmurcukardes, H. Sahin, J. Kang, E. Torun, F. M. Peeters, R. T. Senger
Journal of Applied Physics 118, 104303 (2015) [PDF]

Mechanical properties of monolayer GaS and GaSe crystals
M. Yagmurcukardes, R. T. Senger, F. M. Peeters, H. Sahin
Physical Review B 94, 245407 (2016) [PDF]

TiS3 nanoribbons: Width-independent band gap and strain-tunable electronic properties
J. Kang, H. Sahin, H. D. Ozaydin, R. T. Senger, F. M. Peeters
Physical Review B 92, 075413 (2015) [PDF]

Overall

Monolayer honeycomb structures of group-IV elements and III-V binary compounds: First-principles calculations
H. Şahin, S. Cahangirov, M. Topsakal, E. Bekaroglu, E. Akturk, R. T. Senger, S. Ciraci
Physical Review B 80, 155453 (2009) [PDF] (more than 1060 citations)

Optical properties of confined polaronic excitons in spherical ionic quantum dots
R. T. Senger, K. K. Bajaj
Physical Review B 68, 045313 (2003) [PDF] (more than 120 citations)

Ab-initio electron transport calculations of carbon based string structures
S. Tongay, R. T. Senger, S. Dag, S. Ciraci
Physical Review Letters 93, 136404 (2004) [PDF] (more than 120 citations)

Functionalized carbon nanotubes and device applications
S. Ciraci, S. Dag, T. Yildirim, O. Gulseren, R. T. Senger
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 16, R901 (2004) [PDF] (more than 110 citations)

First principles calculations of spin-dependent conductance of graphene flakes
H. Şahin, R. T. Senger
Physical Review B 78, 205423 (2008) [PDF] (more than 80 citations)

Chiral single-wall gold nanotubes
R. T. Senger, S. Dag, S. Ciraci
Physical Review Letters 93, 196707 (2004) [PDF] (more than 70 citations)

Binding energies of excitons in polar quantum well heterostructures
R. T. Senger, K. K. Bajaj
Physical Review B 68, 205314 (2003) [PDF] (more than 70 citations)

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