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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
  
 
 
 
 

 
 

Major Awards and Recognitions

 

(NATION-WIDE RECOGNITION) Recipient of "2017 NSF CAREER Award" with project titled "Cubic Phase Light Emitting Diodes for Advanced Solid State Lighting"

Prof. Bayram is awarded with a 2017 NSF CAREER Award by National Science Foundation for his project titled "Cubic Phase Light Emitting Diodes for Advanced Solid State Lighting".

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

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(NATION-WIDE RECOGNITION) Recipient of "2016 AFOSR Young Investigator Award" with project titled "Investigating Heteroepitaxy Principles and Transport Characteristics of Vertically-Integrated GaN-on-Graphene Heterostructures"

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) announced that it will award approximately $20.6 million in grants to 56 scientists and engineers from 41 research institutions and small businesses who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP).

The YIP is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United States who received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years and who show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research.

The objective of this program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities for the young investigators to recognize the Air Force mission and the related challenges in science and engineering.

AFOSR received over 265 proposals in response to the AFOSR YIP broad agency announcement solicitation in Engineering and Information Science and Physical and Biological Science research areas. These areas include: Engineering and Complex Systems, Information and Networks, Physical Sciences and Biological and Chemical Sciences. AFOSR officials select proposals based on the evaluation criteria listed in the broad agency announcement. Those selected will receive the grants over a three year period.

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(2016) IEEE Society Senior Membership elevation for significant technical accomplishments in GaN devices and for significant contributions as an educator in the field of electronics, optics and photonics.

IEEE Society has elevated Prof. Bayram to Senior Member status as of 2016. IEEE Senior Membership is an honor bestowed only to those who have made significant contributions to the profession.

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(WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION) Recipient of "2014 IEEE Electron Devices Society Early Career Award" along with 1,000 honorariumin recognition of his established and emerging contributions in electron devices.

IEEE Electron Devices Society has selected Prof. Bayram as the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Electron Devices Society Early Career Award. This award is intended to promote, recognize and support Early Career Technical Development within the Electron Devices Society’s field of interest, and it is Society's one of the highest honors. The award is presented at the EDS Awards Dinner, which was held in conjunction with the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) on Sunday, December 14th, at 7:00 pm at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel in San Francisco, CA. It consists of a certificate and a check for $1,000.

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IEEE Electron Devices Society Board of Governors Awards Dinner (December 2014): From left to right: Prof. Can Bayram (IEEE EDS Early Career Awardee) and Prof. Dr. Albert Wang (IEEE EDS President, and Professor at the Department Of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, CA, U.S.A.).

 

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(2013) SPIE Society Senior Membership elevation for significant technical accomplishments in GaN devices and for significant contributions as an educator in the field of optics and photonics.

SPIE Society has elevated Prof. Bayram to Senior Member status as of 2013. SPIE Senior Members are Members of distinction who are honored for their professional experience, their active involvement with the optics community and SPIE, and/or significant performance that sets them apart from their peers.

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(MIOMD-XI) Recipient of "2012 Best Paper Award" in 11th International Conference on Infrared Optoelectronics: Materials and Devices - chaired by Director Prof. Manijeh Razeghi, Nobel Laureate Prof. Leo Esaki, and Nobel Laureate Prof. Klaus von Klitzing.

Voted by the 11th International Conference on Infrared Optoelectronics: Materials and Devices Conference attendees, Dr. Bayram's work is recognized with "BEST PAPER AWARD".

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MIOMD-XI Conference Award Ceremony (September 2012): From left to right: Prof. Klaus von Klitzing (Nobel Laureate 1985, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany), Dr. Can Bayram (Best Paper Awardee), Prof. Dr. Manijeh Razeghi (Walter P. Murphy Professor and Director of Center for Quantum Devices).

Dr. Can Bayram is working as a (Postdoctoral) Research Scientist at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA.

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(WORLD-WIDE COMPETITION) Recipient of "2010 IEEE Electron Devices Society PhD Fellowship" along with 5,000 honorariumin recognition of his established and emerging contributions in electron devices.

The IEEE Electron Devices Society has selected Mr. Bayram as a winner of the 2010 IEEE Electron Devices Society PhD Fellowship. The Fellowship is given to only three PhD candidates in the world, and consists of a one-time award of a $5,000 honorarium.  The Membership Committee was very impressed with his accomplishments and academic record, and IEEE EDS hopes this Fellowship Award will help him pursue his career goals in the field of novel electron devices.  Mr. Bayram was invited to attend the 2010 IEEE EDS Administrative Committee Meeting where he received the award in person on December 5th 2010 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA.

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IEEE Electron Devices Society Administrative Committee Meeting Recognition Event (December 2010): From left to right: Prof. Dr. Renuka P. Jindal (IEEE EDS President, and William and Mary Hansen Hall Board of Regents Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair at Department Of Computer and Electrical Engineering, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, U.S.A.), Mr. Can Bayram (IEEE EDS PhD Fellow Awardee).

Mr. Bayram is a PhD Candidate at the Center for Quantum Devices under the supervision of Walter P. Murphy Professor and Director, Manijeh Razeghi, in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Northwestern University. His research area is wide bandgap semiconductor devices including III-Nitride materials (AIGaInN) and II-VI materials (ZnO) with a focus on avalanche and single photon detection in ultraviolet spectral region, high power blue-green-white light emitting diodes, and near- to mid-infarred toward THz optoelectronic devices.

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(FIRST PLACE WINNER IN USA&CANADA) Recipient of "2010 Link Foundation Energy Fellowship" for his energy-efficient semiconductor solutions in ultraviolet detection, visible light emitters and near-infrared to terahertz intersubband devices.

Mr. Can Bayram, a PhD student in the Center for Quantum Devices at Chicago's Northwestern University's electrical engineering has been awarded with the "2010 Link Foundation Energy Fellowship".

This nationwide award was open to all PhD students studying in USA or Canada, and given to only select three students who have a proven academic record of innovation and posses a unique promise of generating energy-efficient devices. Mr. Bayram is awarded with this award for his energy-efficient semiconductor solutions in ultraviolet detection, visible light emitters and near-infrared to terahertz intersubband devices.

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(WORLD-WIDE COMPETITION) Recipient of "2010 IBM PhD Fellowship" for his unique contributions to science and technology, and for his strong potential to develop innovative solutions to society's needs.

International Business Machines (IBM) corporation awarded Mr. Can Bayram of Northwestern University with the "2010 IBM PhD Fellowship".

This world-wide award was open to all students around the world, and given to only select students. This award is highly competitive and recognizes his unique contributions to science and technology, and his strong potential to develop innovative solutions for society's needs.

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(WORLD-WIDE COMPETITION) Recipient of "2010 Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship" along with $2,500 honorarium in recognition of his interdisciplinary exploration of III-Nitride materials for device applications.

Mr. Can Bayram, a PhD student in the Center for Quantum Devices of Northwestern University has been awarded with a "2010 Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship" by The International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) along with $2,500 honorarium.

This exciting world-wide award was open to students around the world, and given to only 10 students world-wide. Can has been awarded "2010 Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship" in recognition of his crystallographic exploration of III-Nitride materials for device applications.

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(FIRST PLACE WINNER IN THE WORLD) Recipient of "2009 Engineering Student of the Year Award" along with complimentary registration and accommodation costs to attend Annual Airshow in Dubai in recognition of his impact, and potential for impact on current and future aeronautical and space technology.

Mr. Can Bayram, a fifth-year PhD student in the Center for Quantum Devices at Chicago's Northwestern University's electrical engineering and computer science department, is the first place winner of "Engineering Student of the Year" (by Boeing Company) in the world.

Originally from Turkey, he opted to come to Northwestern after graduating with a B.S. in electrical engineering from Bilkent University in Ankara, because of the reputation of the centre and its director, Manijeh Razeghi, "a world-leading authority" in her field, according to Bayram. "It was a great thing, a big opportunity to get this offer," he says. "But we are expected to work hard. It is very demanding. But the best bit is that from basic science we create an end product that we can show people."

Bayram - who hopes to graduate with his doctorate next year - specialises in the development of high-performance nitride optoelectric devices. His research "continues to make many significant contributions to space technology and innovation", according to Razeghi, who is Walter P Murphy professor at the Center for Quantum Devices.

Bayram - who was unable to attend the awards ceremony - has published a series of papers and a piece on the world's first demonstration of GaN nanostructured p-i-n photodiodes became the third most downloaded article out of more than 80,000 in Applied Physics Letters.

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Boeing Engineering Student of the Year Award Recognition Event (December 2009): From left to right: Prof. Dr. Julio M. Ottino (Distinguished Robert R. McCormick Institute Professor and Walter P. Murphy Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Dean of the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science), Mr. Warren McEwan (Flightglobal North America Regional Sales Director), Mr. Can Bayram (Boeing Engineering Student of the Year Awardee), Dr. John J. Tracy (Boeing Company Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering, Operations and Technology), Prof. Dr. Manijeh Razeghi (Walter P. Murphy Professor and Director of Center for Quantum Devices), Prof. Dr. Joseph T. Walsh (Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Northwestern University Vice President for Research).

Applications of his work include ultraviolet detectors offering compact and portable substitutes for photomultiplier- or silicon-based biological agent detectors, and light-emitting diodes which can be used instead of flourescent lights. He has also helped develop environmentally-friendly emitters which can detect and analyse illegal drugs and exlosives at security checks, including at airports.

"All these devices are to be vital for space and aeronautical technology," says Razeghi in his award nomination. "His device-oriented research offers not only more compact, lower maintenance, higher efficiency solutions to existing applications, but also opens up newer ones (such as quantum computing/encryption) as he advances this new semiconductor technology."

Bayram himself says his motivation is "to create something useful for the world", green technology which can be used not only in aerospace and aviation, but in the home and workplace too. "We don't want to sacrifice the performance, only the emissions," he says.

After qualifying, he plans to work in academia or industry, or some combination of the two - Dow Chemical is among the businesses to have shown a strong interest in his research. He plans to stay in the USA. "I think today we are all world citizens, working for the good of everyone. In the US I feel I can make a bigger impact and enhance technology faster."

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(WORLD-WIDE COMPETITION) Recipient of "2009 IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship" along with 5,000 honorarium, complimentary registration and travel grant of $2,500 to attend Photonics Society 2009 Annual Meeting

The IEEE Photonics Society Membership Committee has selected Mr. Bayram as a winner of the 2009 IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship. The Fellowship consists of a one-time award of a $5,000 honorarium.  The Membership Committee was very impressed with his accomplishments and academic record, and IEEE Photonics Society hopes this Fellowship Award will help him pursue his career goals in the field of lasers and electro-optics.  In addition to the Fellowship Award, complimentary registration to the meeting and a travel grant of up to $2,500 is available to Mr. Bayram to attend the Photonics Society 2009 Annual Meeting.

2009 IEEE Photonics Society Award

IEEE Photonics Society Award Ceremony (October 2009): From left to right: Prof. Dr. Manijeh Razeghi (Walter P. Murphy Professor and Director of Center for Quantum Devices), Mr. Can Bayram (IEEE Award Recipient), Dr. Ferechteh H. Teherani (Founder and CEO of Nanovation).

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IEEE Photonics Society Award Ceremony (October 2009): From left to right: Mr. Can Bayram (IEEE Award Recipient), IEEE Photonics Society President Prof. Dr. John Marsh (from University of Glasgow). Mr. Bayram received his award from IEEE Photonics Society President Prof. Dr. John Marsh (from University of Glasgow).

 

Mr. Bayram is a PhD Candidate at the Center for Quantum Devices under the supervision of Walter P. Murphy Professor and Director, Manijeh Razeghi, in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Northwestern University. His research area is wide bandgap semiconductor devices including III-Nitride materials (AIGaInN) and II-VI materials (ZnO) with a focus on avalanche and single photon detection in ultraviolet spectral region, and high power blue-green-white light emitting diodes.

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(WORLD-WIDE COMPETITION) Recipient of "2009 SPIE Laser Technology, Engineering, and Applications Scholarship" along with $6,000 honorarium

SPIE has awarded the $6000 Laser Technology, Engineering and Applications Scholarship to Can Bayram at Northwestern University. This scholarship is awarded in recognition of the student's scholarly achievement in Laser Technology, Engineering, or Applications. Funds are provided in part by a gift from the former Forum for Military Applications of Directed Energy, and in part by SPIE.

Northwestern University Award Reception

Northwestern University Award Ceremony (May 2009): From left to right: Dr. Ferechteh H. Teherani (Founder and CEO of Nanovation), Prof. Dr. Manijeh Razeghi (Walter P. Murphy Professor and Director of Center for Quantum Devices), Prof. Dr. Henry Bienen (Northwestern University President), Prof. Dr. Dan Linzer (Northwestern University Provost), Mr. Can Bayram (Dow and SPIE Award Recipient)


Mr. Bayram is a PhD Candidate at the Center for Quantum Devices under the supervision of Walter P. Murphy Professor and Director, Manijeh Razeghi, in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Northwestern University. His research area is wide bandgap semiconductor devices including III-Nitride materials (AIGaInN) and II-VI materials (ZnO) with a focus on avalanche and single photon detection in ultraviolet spectral region, and high power blue-green-white light emitting diodes.

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(WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION) Recipient of "2009 Dow Sustainability Innovation Award" along with $10,000 honorarium

The Northwestern Institute for Sustainable Practices announced today that Can Bayram will receive $10,000 prize from the Dow Sustainability Innovation Challenge in recognition of his research contributing to global sustainability. The Dow Sustainability Challenge is a new initiative to recognize exceptional work by students who are engaged in ongoing scientific, technical or social research to develop innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to meet human needs while also protecting the environment, promoting economic growth and achieving social welfare, now and into the future.

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Dow Chemical Company Sustainability Innovation Award Ceremony at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) (October 2009): From left to right: Prof. Donald Scavia (Director of the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute at University of Michigan), Mr. Can Bayram (Awardee), Dr. Neil Hawkins (Vice President of Sustainability and Environment, Health & Safety for The Dow Chemical Company), and Prof. David C. Munson (Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering at University of Michigan).

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Dow Chemical Company Sustainability Innovation Award Ceremony at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) (October 2009): From left to right: Mr. Can Bayram (Awardee), Mr. David E. Kepler (Executive Vice President of Business Services, Chief Sustainability Officer and Chief Information Officer for The Dow Chemical Company).

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Northwestern University Award Ceremony (May 2009): From left to right: Prof. Dr. Julio M. Ottino (Distinguished Robert R. McCormick Institute Professor and Walter P. Murphy Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Dean of the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science), Mr. Can Bayram (Dow and SPIE Award Recipient), Prof. Dr. Kimberly A. Gray (Northwestern University Professor of Civil Engineering and by courtesy Chemical and Biological Engineering), Prof. Dr. Keith Harley (Northwestern University Adjunct Professor of School of Law and Director of the Chicago Environmental Law Clinic).

Can has been awarded for his creative work in developing high quality, energy efficient green light emitting diodes, under the supervision of his advisor Prof. Manijeh Razeghi of Northwestern University.

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