Nanoscience in Istanbul

Posted by mjs76 at Dec 22, 2011 12:55 PM |
Leicester establishing exchange link with leading nanotechnology centre.
Nanoscience in Istanbul

The Cultural Centre (students' union) at Fatih University, Istanbul

Chris Binns from our Condensed Matter Physics (CMP) Research Group has recently returned from a trip to Turkey, laying the groundwork for a formal link between the University of Leicester and Fatih University.

Fatih is a relatively new university, established 15 years ago with 12,000 undergraduates – ten per cent of them from abroad – spread across two campuses in Ankara and Istanbul. What particularly attracted our CMP researchers was the university’s multidisciplinary nanoscience centre which is planning to become a full-on nanotechnology institute with teaching and research programmes.

All lectures at Fatih are presented in duplicate: once in Turkish and again in English. Course work may also be submitted in either language so it is possible to study entirely in English, entirely in Turkish or, if you want to show off, in a mixture of both tongues.

Leicester students will be able to use the Erasmus European exchange programme to visit Fatih University and take advantage of the institution’s cutting-edge nanotechnology labs as well as the other excellent campus facilities (not to mention the Istanbul nightlife!).

Our CMP group, which is part of our Department of Physics and Astronomy, conducts research into the relationship between atomic configurations, electronic structure and function with a particular interest in the structural and electronic properties of semiconductor nanostructures and the electronic properties of magnetic nanoparticles.

Inside the nanoscience centre at Fatih University

R-102 BİYO-OAGANK KİMYA LAB 1.JPG R-118 MBE LAB 2.JPG
R-122 AFM PL LAB 1.JPG R-124 XRD LAB. 1.JPG