Serim Kayacan İlday

Affiliation: Bilkent University, TR

Keywords: Self-assembly, Self-organization, Complexity, Far-from-equilibrium thermodynamics, Nonlinear and stochastic dynamics, Adaptive hierarchical materials, Emergent phenomena



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Serim is a multi- and inter-disciplinary researcher focusing on self-assembly, complexity, far from equilibrium systems, and nonlinear and stochastic dynamics. She is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology & National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM) at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, which she joined in December 2017. Before that, she was a postdoctoral researcher and later a research scientist at the Physics Department at Bilkent University. She received her Ph.D. from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2014. She is the recipient of several awards and recognitions, including the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant (StG) in 2019 and L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science in 2018. She is identified as an “Emerging leader” in a program launched by the Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter of the Institute of Physics, and her research has been published in renowned journals, including Nature Physics, Nature Photonics, Nature Communications, and Nano Letters.