Talk Title: Novel Optoelectronic Neural Interfaces based on Quantum Dots

Sedat Nizamoglu is an associate professor in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Koc University, Istanbul. Immediately after receiving his PhD degree at Bilkent University in 2011, he continued as a Bullock-Wellman Fellow with a joint affiliation with Harvard Medical School and Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital in USA. His research focuses on the demonstration of innovative bioelectronic and optoelectronic devices and interfaces for the applications to energy, medicine, and environment. He received both ERC (European Research Council) Starting and Consolidator Grants. He became the first recipient of Science Diplomacy Award by YÖK (Higher Education Council of Turkey) and he recently received Aziz Sancar Incentive Award.