Umit Demirbas received his B.S. degree in physics and electrical engineering and the M.S. degree in materials science in 2004 and 2006, respectively, both from the Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, in 2010. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, International Antalya University, Antalya, Turkey, and a Visiting Scientist at the Modern Optics and Quantum Electronics Group of Konstanz University, Konstanz, Germany. During his undergraduate and M.S. degree years, Demirbas was at the Koç University Laser Research Laboratory, where he mainly worked on the development of broadly tunable Cr:ZnSe lasers under the supervision of Professor Alphan Sennaroglu. During his Ph.D. degree years, he was a Member of the Optics and Quantum Electronics Group at the Research Laboratory of Electronics of MIT, where he performed studies on the development of low‐cost femtosecond Cr:Colquiriite lasers under the supervision of Professor Franz Kärtner and Professor James Fujimoto. During 2010–2012 period, he was a Postdoc Fellow at the Modern Optics and Quantum Electronics Group of Konstanz University, where he mainly worked on development of ultra short pulse fiber lasers and amplifiers under the supervision of Professor Alfred Leitenstorfer. He is currently leading the Laser Technology Laboratory at the International Antalya University, Turkey. His research interests include solid‐state lasers development and their technological applications in biomedical imaging and laser frequency metrology. Demirbas is an author and coauthor of more than 25 journal papers. He is a European Union Marie Curie CIG Fellow (2012), an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoc Fellow (2010), and an IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellow (2009).
Biography Updated on 1 December 2013