Journal paper highlighted as the Front Cover

ACS Omega selected our work (ACS Omega 5, 3917 – 3923 (2020) as the issue Front Cover. The cover art illustrates the crystal structure and band alignments of zincblende AlN/GaN/InN heterostructures. The innovative zincblende III-nitrides material system featuring type-I band alignment and polarization-free nature is beneficial to capture both electrons and holes for recombination and […]

Team Cubic LEDs selected as a 2019 National Inventors Hall of Fame Collegiate Inventors Competition Finalist

Team Cubic LEDs [Graduate Student: Mr. Richard Liu, Advisor: Prof. Can Bayram] invented a method for enabling single-crystal single-phase cubic GaN semiconductors. U of I U.S. Patent 10,027,086 (issued July 17, 2018) lays the foundations for enabling this next phase of III-nitride materials for advanced light emitting diodes and transistors.  National Inventors Hall of Fame […]

Dicky selected as a semi-finalist in the Graduate College Image of Research Competition

Dicky’s research image is selected as a semi-finalist in the Graduate College Image of Research Competition. Of the twenty-five semi-finalists, the following 4 awards will be given: First prize: $500; Second prize: $300; Third prize: $200; Honorable mention: $100. Semi-finalists will also compete for a People’s Choice award ($100) which will be voted on by attendees of […]

Prof. Bayram invited to the NAE Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Prof. Bayram is invited to attend the China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (CAFOE), hosted by Qualcomm and organized by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE). This two-and-a-half-days long symposium is held biennially, and this year, sixty participants – including the organizing committee and speakers – from Chinese and US […]

Prof. Baris Bayram is promoted to Full Professorship

Prof. Can Bayram’s big brother, Prof. Baris Bayram (Ph.D. in EE, 2006, Stanford University, CA, US) is promoted to full professorship at the top engineering university, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. As a 2011 Turkish Academy of Sciences Young Scientists Awardee, Prof. Baris Bayram is the founding director of ULTRAMEMS Laboratory (est. in 2006) […]

Prof. Bayram awarded with the 2018 IUPAP Young Scientist Medal

for revolutionizing the way graphene has been employed and making major contributions to III-V photonic devices. Select Highlights by – SPIE – University of Illinois ECE Department – Northwestern University EECS Department – ICO Newsletter (Jan. 2019) – ICO Newsletter (Oct. 2018) – International Union of Pure and Applied Physics