Professor Can Bayram

Prof. Bayram (Resume, CV) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, a resident faculty at the Nick Holonyak, Jr Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, and an affiliate faculty of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and Health Care Engineering Systems Center of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA. He is an expert in III-V materials and photonic and electronic devices. He has performed more than 3,000+ epitaxial growths with metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) systems and fabricated detectors, light emitting diodes, solar cells, resonant tunneling diodes, and transistors in class 100 and 1000 cleanrooms totaling 20,000+ hrs equipment usage. His current research interests lie in the intersection of novel III-V materials, hetero-structures, and photonic and electronic devices. Particularly, his research group explores III-V materials and novel devices, hetero-integration of III-Vs on unconventional platforms such as graphene, silicon and diamond, heat transport across/through semiconductors, efficiency droop mechanisms and remedies in AlInGaN emitters, and ultra-fast THz photonics/electronics. For his achievements in ultraviolet-to-terahertz engineering of III-V semiconductor materials and devices, OSA, SPIE, and IEEE recognized him with senior member status. Prof. Bayram supervised 3 Ph.D. theses, 1 M.S. thesis, 5 senior theses and (co-) authored 53 journal papers (h-index ≥ 25), 39 conference proceeding papers, 2 book chapters, and has ≥ 47 patents issued/pending.

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Collegiate Inventors Competition Logo NATION-WIDE RECOGNITION
Invitation to the National Inventors Hall of Fame Collegiate Inventors Competition Final

(Team Cubic LEDs, awarded to only five graduate-advisor teams nationally) 
National Academy of Engineering Recognition
Invitation to 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).
(held biennially, sixty participants – including the organizing committee and speakers – from Chinese and US universities, industry, and government are to cover four topics – Smart Cities, New Materials, Neuroengineering, and 5G Wireless Communication Technology during the two and a half days of the symposium)
WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION
International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Young Scientist Prize in Optics
(awarded annually to one in the world by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP))
WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION
IEEE Nanotechnology Council Early Career Award
(awarded annually to one in the world by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council)
COLLEGE-WIDE RECOGNITION
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research for Assistant Professor
(awarded to 6 assistant professors amongst the eligible pool of 135+ (tenure-track) College of Engineering assistant professors, judged by the best research during the last academic year)
Turkish American Scientists & Scholars Association Recognition
Turkish American Scientists & Scholars Association (TASSA) Young Scholar Award
in recognition of his accomplishments as a young Turkish American scholar (two junior Turkish-American faculty is recognized every other year)
NATION-WIDE RECOGNITION
NSF CAREER Award
(awarded to 156 scientists amongst > 3,050 applicants (success rate of ~5%) in the U.S. by the National Science Foundation)
International Conference on Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Recognition
CS MANTECH Best Student Paper Award
(Mr. Richard (Dicky) Liu) at the 2017 International Conference on Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (CS MANTECH) (awarded to only 1 amongst 22 student presenters (success rate of < 5%))
NATION-WIDE RECOGNITION
AFOSR Young Investigator Award
(awarded to 56 scientists amongst > 265 applicants (success rate of ~20%) in the U.S. by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research)
WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION
IEEE Electron Devices Society Early Career Award
(awarded annually to one in the world by the IEEE Electron Devices Society)
OSA Society Recognition
OSA Society Senior Membership
in recognition of his experience and professional accomplishments in the field of optics and photonics.
IEEE Society Recognition
IEEE Society Senior Membership elevation
(awarded to only 9% of IEEE’s approximately 428,000 members) for significant technical accomplishments in GaN devices and for significant contributions as an educator in the field of electronics, optics, and photonics.
SPIE Society Recognition
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.
11th International Conference on Infrared Optoelectronics: Materials and Devices Recognition
Best Paper Award
at the Infrared Optoelectronics Materials and Devices Conference, MIOMD-XI, that was co-chaired by Franklin Medal Laureate Prof. Manijeh Razeghi, Nobel Laureate Prof. Leo Esaki and Nobel Laureate Prof. Klaus von Klitzing)
WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION
IBM Ph.D. Fellowship
(awarded annually to select researchers in the world by the International Business Machines Corporation)
USA & CANADA RECOGNITION
Link Foundation Energy Fellowship
(awarded annually to three in USA and Canada by the Link Foundation)
WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION
Boeing Engineering Student of the Year
(awarded annually to one in the world by the Boeing Company)
WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION
Dow Sustainability Innovation Award
(awarded to one in select worldwide universities by the Dow Chemical Company)
WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION
IEEE Electron Devices Society PhD Fellowship
(awarded to three in the world – one in USA – by the IEEE Electron Devices Society)
WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION
IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship
(awarded to twelve in the world – seven in USA – by the IEEE Photonics Society)
WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION
SPIE Laser Technology, Engineering and Applications Scholarship
(awarded to one in the world – third top recognition – by the SPIE Society)
WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION
Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship
(awarded to ten in the world by the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD))
IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium Recognition
Travel Award
(awarded to select by the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society)