WORKING WITH NANOSCALE MATERIALS TO SOLVE WORLD SCALE PROBLEMS
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Dr. Onur Ergen’s research titled QUEEN, quantum super-exchange energy storage platform, has been awarded the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant. Dr. Ergen leverages quantum electron engineering to introduce a whole new approach to physics and chemistry to redesign traditional battery technology and move it beyond existing theoretical limits. https://bit.ly/3JRyDDg
Position openings: We are always looking for talented Master/Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows to join our group. Students with machine learning and AI background are also welcome.
Our research program focuses on material innovation to design next generation device architectures and materials. It utilizes a multidisciplinary approach including the discovery, design, synthesis and characterization of novel device structures. It constantly seeks new ways to integrate nanoscale materials into energy harvesting and storage devices, develop scalable and controllable synthesis schemes for new low and high dimensional material systems, and design engineered platforms to investigate local physical properties and capabilities of these materials, from fundamental physics to advanced engineering applications. Our group also carries out projects for application of artificial intelligence for energy and materials. Our projects always represent a balance of fundamental science and industrial innovation.
New lithium ion battery architecture that allows significantly safer battery operation. Even when severely taxed, these batteries do not internally degrade and are generally immune to fire or explosion.
Video Demostration Simple air pressure is generated by blowing into a pneumatic vacuum generator. The Venturi effect provides a suction, which causes air to travel toward the NMOGAM air breathing cathode for O2 intake. This movement of air is enough to light an LED device repeatedly.
Dr. Ergen's interview was published in the national newspaper (Hürriyet). Battery technology is on the verge of a new revolution.
Dr. Ergen's interview was published in the national newspaper (Milliyet).
O. Ergen received the prestigious "Outstanding Young Scientists Award (GEBİP)" from Turkey Academy of Science.