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Humeyra Caglayan

Professor, Experimental Optics and Photonics
Tampere University
phone number+358504478330
Hervanta Campus

About me

Top achievements

ERC Starting Grant 2018 (2019-2023) 1.5M Euro

Science Academy’s Young Scientist Awards Program (BAGEP) by Turkish Science Academy 2016 Unesco-Loreal Women in Science (Turkey) Award 2015

The Young Scientists Award Programme (GEBIP) by Turkish Academy of Science 2014

Main positions of trust

Mission statement

Our group focuses on engineering the fundamental interaction between light and matter at the nanometer scale.

Research topics

Metamaterials, plasmonics, quantum nanophotonics

Research unit


Research fields


QUAntum nanophotonics in Rolled-Up Metamaterials (aQUARiUM) ERC Starting Grant 1.5M EUR 1/2019-12/2023

Research career

Ph.D. Physics Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey 

Postdoctoral Researcher at School of Engineering and Applied Science (Supervisor: Prof. Nader Engheta) University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. 

Selected publications

 M Habib, D Briukhanova, N Das, BC Yildiz, H Caglayan "Controlling the plasmon resonance via epsilon-near-zero multilayer metamaterials"
Nanophotonics 9 (11), 3637-3644

 AR Rashed, BC Yildiz, SR Ayyagari, H Caglayan "Hot electron dynamics in ultrafast multilayer epsilon-near-zero metamaterials" Physical Review B 101 (16), 165301

B. C. Yildiz, M. Habib, A. R. Rashed, and H. Caglayan, “Hybridized plasmon modes in a system of metal thin film–nanodisk array” Journal of Applied Physics 126, 113104 2019.

I. D'Amico, D. G. Angelakis, F. Bussières, H. Caglayan et al., “Nanoscale quantum optics” LA RIVISTA DELNUOVO CIMENTO 4, 153-195 2019.

M. Habib, M. Gokbayrak, E. Ozbay, and H. Caglayan, “Electrically controllable plasmon induced reflectance in hybrid metamaterials” Appl. Phys. Lett. 113, 221105 2018.