On November 7, Burak Güzeltürk, a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Devices and Sensors Research Group, received the internationally recognized Green Talent Award at a ceremony in Berlin. Burak was selected as one of the twenty-five winners of this year’s award by a jury of experts under the patronage of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research; Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka presented the awards at the ceremony.
The Green Talent award is given to tomorrow’s leading young scientists and visionaries in the field of sustainable development. This year marks the sixth time the competitive award has been presented; there were more than 800 applications from over 100 countries around the world.
Burak was selected as an award recipient on the basis of his ongoing PhD thesis research work at Bilkent under the supervision of Prof. Hilmi Volkan Demir of UNAM and the Departments of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Physics. His research focuses on semiconductor nanocrystal devices for highly efficient optoelectronic technologies, including light-emitting diodes and lasers. He has recently demonstrated record high efficiency in colloidal lasers.