Salim Ciraci#


Salim Ciraci
Email:salim.ciraci 'at' gmail.com
Membership Number:3373
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:TURKEY
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:sciraci
Elected:2012
Homepage: http://www.fen.bilkent.edu.tr/~ciraci



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2006 - present Founding Director of UNAM - National Nanotechnology Research Center and Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Bilkent University
  • 2006 - present Founding Chairperson of the Graduate Program on Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Bilkent University
  • 1994 - present Founding Director of BICAS - Bilkent International Center for Advanced Studies, Bilkent University
  • 2000 - 2001 Adjunct Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 1991 - 1995 Founding Dean of Faculty of Science of Bilkent University.
  • 1986 - 1991 Founding Chairman of the Department of Physics and Professor of Physics of Bilkent University.
  • 1982 - 1983 Kernforschungsanlage, Juelich/Germany
  • 1980 - 1985 Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University
  • 1974 - 1977 IBM San Jose Research Laboratory, USA. Later as associate until 1990
  • 1969 - 1974 Stanford University, Graduate Student, Research Assistant, Post Doc.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Surface-interface physics
  • Electronic structure of metals and semiconductors
  • Condensed systems of lower dimensionality-quantum size effect
  • Semiconductor heterostructures
  • Theory of scanning tunneling and atomic force microscopy
  • Quantized electric and heat conductance
  • Nanoscience: carbon nanotubes, graphene and graphene derivatives
  • Nanotribology-superlow friction
  • New materials with honeycomb structures: Silicene, Germanene and MX2
  • Energy: high capacity hydrogen storage-supercapacitors

Honours and Awards
  • 1994 Full Member, Academy of Science of Turkey (TUBA)
  • 1993 Outstanding Achievement Awards of Bilkent University Foundation
  • 1985 Science Prize of Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)
  • 1978 Sedat Simavi Foundation Science Award

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