NECMI BIYIKLI was born in Utrecht, The Netherlands, in 1974. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey in 1996, 1998, and 2004 respectively. Dr. Bıyıklı’s Ph.D. research concentrated on GaN/AlGaN-based ultraviolet and solar-blind photodetectors. Afterwards, during his postdoctoral research at the Virginia Commonwealth University, he worked on the MOCVD growth of AlGaN/GaN hetero-structures for various applications including high-performance transistors. Dr. Bıyıklı also worked as a research scientist at the Cornell Nanoscale Science and Technology Facility (CNF) where he developed RF-MEMS integrated multifunctional reconfigurable antennas. At the end of 2008 he joined UNAM – Materials Science & Nanotechnology Institute at Bilkent University, leading the “Functional Semiconductor Materials and Devices Research Group”. After spending one year at Utah State University, in 2017 he joined the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at University of Connecticut, where he leads the Atomic Layer Engineering Laboratory within the Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2). His current research interests include atomic layer deposition of III-nitride, metal-oxide, and metal thin-films and nanostructures, selective atomic-scale processing, III-Nitride opto-electronics, piezo-electric thin-films for chemical and biological sensing, photo-voltaics, and smart RF-antenna architectures. Dr. Biyikli is the recipient of EU-Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant Award in 2010 and METU-Parlar Foundation Research Incentive Award in 2013. Dr. Biyikli is a member of American Vacuum Society (AVS) and Materials Research Society (MRS) and has contributed to 300+ journal and conference publications.

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