Two Dimensional Materials for Sensing Applications

Scientific Context of the Project

The project 2DSense deals with two-dimensional ultra-thin materials such as graphene. Family of 2D materials with their clean surface and high surface-to-volume ratio provides an efficient playground for sensing applications. In the framework of the project both experimental and theoretical works will be performed.

Innovative Aspects of the Project

The project deals with state-of-the-art materials and theoretical approaches to synthesize and understand the novel sensor types.

Research Environment and Infrastructure

Theoretical Infrastructure: For theoretical calculations and simulations each student has access to a supercomputer of 32 cpu. License of VASP computing tool.

Experimental Infrastructure: Raman spectrometer, UV-vis spectrometer (for photoluminescence, absorption, transmittance), Atomic Force Microscope (

Preferred Academic Background

Physics, Chemistry, Materials Engineering

Required GRE Score

GRE Quantitative 149.00

Project Acronym


Main Supervisor

Prof. Hasan Şahin (IZTECH)


Assoc. Prof. Bora Garipcan (BOUN)

Asst. Prof. Ceyda Öksel Karakuş (IZTCH)

Recruiting Institution

İzmir Institute of Technology, Graduate School, Urla/İzmir

PhD Awarding Institution

İzmir Institute of Technology, Graduate School

PhD Title

PhD in Photonics Science and Engineering

International Academic Secondment

University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Intersectoral Mobility

SIEMENS Healthineers (TR) and Istanbul Health Industry Cluster (ISEK)