PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering


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Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (100% in English)

Abdullah Gül University (AGU) aims to be a research-oriented university with state-of-the-art facilities designed for multi-disciplinary research and graduate studies. AGU faculty with full experience in national and international research projects will produce benefits for all stakeholders. AGU pays special attention to building relationships with industry in order to establish effective collaboration for qualified R&D projects.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s Ph.D. Programs at AGU emphasizes advanced graduate education for cutting-edge research. Our research focuses on current high-growth fields like optics, photonics, nanotechnology, biomedical and bioinformatics, information and communications technology, power systems engineering, energy, control, and automation.

We believe that Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Ph.D. program at AGU will build its reputation based on the quality of its faculty members and graduate students. Bright, motivated and ambitious graduate students with renowned professors in their field will help to develop one of the best ECE programs.

Come and join us to build up a successful career at AGU!

Research Topics:

Optics, Photonics, and Nanotechnology

  • Micro and nanophotonic device and technologies
  • Light detection and ranging – LIDAR
  • Microwave photonics
  • Laser system design
  • Optical communication
  • Metamaterials, plasmonics, photonic crystals
  • Graphene and similar 2D crystal based nanophotonic devices
  • Plasmonic biosensors and super absorbers for energy harvesting
  • Semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots, metal nanoparticles, nanocomposites
  • Flexible and stretchable electronics
  • Excitonic- plasmonic nanostructures for light harvesting
  • Novel optoelectronic devices
  • Control methods in quantum models
  • Manipulation of quantum objects

Faculty Members: Dr. Evren Mutlugün, Dr.Hümeyra Çağlayan, Dr. İbrahim T. Özdür, Dr. Sergey Borisenok.

Biomedical and Bioinformatics

  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Neural engineering
  • Cardiovascular engineering
  • Machine learning
  • Computational biology
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Bio-MEMS
  • Biomedical signal processing and pattern recognition
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biosensors
  • Quantitative EEG
  • Brain dynamics

Faculty Members: Dr. Burcu Güngör, Dr. Bülent Yılmaz, Dr. Kutay İçöz, Dr. Sergey Borisenok, Dr. Zafer Aydın.

Information and Communications Technology

  • Wireless and mobile communication
  • Cloud computing
  • Computer networks
  • Optical communication and optical networks
  • Radio over Fiber (RoF)
  • Communication in smart electronic systems
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Underwater and underground communication networks
  • Chaos and cryptography

Faculty Members: Dr. Çağrı V. Güngör, Dr. Günyaz Ablay, Dr. İbrahim T. Özdür

Energy, Power Electronics, Control and Automation

  • Electricity generation by wind energy and alternative energy sources
  • Energy storage systems and controls
  • Electric and hybrid electric vehicles
  • Control theory and its applications
  • Online fault diagnosis
  • Nuclear energy technologies

Faculty Members: Dr. Günyaz Ablay, Dr. İrfan Alan

Admission Requirements:

  • B. Sc. or M.Sc. degree
  • Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFL iBT / PTE / YDS / AGU English Exemption Exam)
  • One of following: GRE / GMAT / GAT /ALES

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AGU looks forward to welcoming you to its brand new Campus and is ready to make sure you are fully equipped with all the knowledge, skills, experience and international exposure you need to have a significant impact on today's and our future globalized society.

Last updated Oct 2018

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The Abdullah Gül University (AGU) is a young, dynamic top-quality Turkish State University and already one of the best in the country. The University opened its doors in July 2010 with the aim to prod ... Read More

The Abdullah Gül University (AGU) is a young, dynamic top-quality Turkish State University and already one of the best in the country. The University opened its doors in July 2010 with the aim to produce graduates who can shape the future, equipped with the best skills for today’s globalized society. Read Less