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Sibel Ebru Yalcin

Sibel Ebru  Yalcin

Phone (505) 667-0924


  • Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Scanned probe microscopies
  • Optics and fiber optics
  • Ultrafast optical spectroscopies
  • Nanoscale (in time and space) spectroscopies
  • Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT)


  • Ultrafast and single molecule spectroscopy on a variety of individual nano systems such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, graphene oxide, quantum dots, plasmonic devices and biomaterials.
  • Scanning probe microscopy tools such as AFM, EFM and KPFM to study the electrical properties of inorganic and organic systems.
  • Building a new form of NSOM that can track ultrafast surface plasmon pulse propogation in plasmonic nanostructures.


Ph.D., Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2010

M.S., Physics, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2006

B.S., Astronomy and Space Sciences, University of Istanbul, Turkey, 2002


Professional Appointments

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), 2012 - present


Professional Societies

American Physical Society (APS) Membership, 2013-present

Material Research Society (MRS) Membership, 2007-present

Reviewer of Optics Express and Optics Letters, 2010-present

Women and Minorities in Physics (WMP) Society Membership, 2007-2011 University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Reviewer for Chemistry Department Research Fest Poster Competition, 2010-2012 University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2006-2007

Research Assistant, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2007-2010



Los Alamos National Laboratory Outstanding Achievement Award, 2013

1st place at Postdoc Research Day Poster Competition, 2013 Travel Grant for MRS 2009 San Francisco Meeting, 2009 Graduate School, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Selected to Represent Student Community at the Graduation, 2002 University of Istanbul, Turkey

Outstanding Student Award, 2002 University of Istanbul, Turkey

Highest GPA in the graduating class and in the Science Faculty, 1999-2002 University of Istanbul, Turkey

Outstanding Student Fellowship, 1999-2002 University of Istanbul, Turkey



Sibel Ebru Yalcin, Charudatta Galande, Hisato Yamaguchi, Pulickel M. Ajayan, Andrew Dattelbaum, Stephen K. Doorn and Aditya Mohite, “Probing the Charge Migration in Progressively Reduced Graphene Oxide Flakes”, Manuscript to be submitted to ACS Nano (2013)

Nikhil S. Malvankar, Sibel Ebru Yalcin, Mark T. Tuominen and Derek R. Lovley, “Direct Visualization of Charge Propagation Along Native Bacterial Protein Nanofilaments”, Manuscript to under review, Nature Nanotechnology (2013)

Sibel Ebru Yalcin, Boqian Yang, Joelle A. Labastide and Michael D. Barnes, “Electrostatic Force Microscopy and Spectral Studies of Electron Attachment to Single Quantum Dots on Indium Tin Oxide Substrates”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116 (29), pp 15847-15853, (2012)

Sibel Ebru Yalcin, Joelle A. Labastide, Danielle L. Sowle and Michael D. Barnes, “Spectral Properties of Multiply Charged Semiconductor Quantum Dots”, Nano Letters 11 (10), pp 4425-4430, (2011) Listed by Nano Letters in the top 20 most read, most downloaded articles

Peter. A. Mistark, Soojin Park, Sibel Ebru Yalcin, Dong H. Lee, Ozgur Yavuzcetin, Mark T. Tuominen, Thomas P. Russell and Marc Achermann, “ Block-Copolymer-Based Plasmonic Nanostructures”, ACS Nano 3 (12), pp 3987-3992 (2009)

S. E. Yalcin, Y. Wang, M. Achermann, “Spectral bandwidth and phase effects of resonantly excited ultrafast surface plasmon pulses”, Applied Physics Letters 93, 101103 (2008) Selected for Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science, 7 (10)


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