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Kenan Gundogdu

NC State University, Department of Physics
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Professor Gundogdu received his PhD in 2004 from the University of Iowa. Then he continued his postdoctoral studies at the University of Iowa between 2004-06 and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology between 2006-08.
During his PhD work, he used ultrafast spectroscopic techniques to study electron and hole spin dynamics in quantum dots and narrow band gap semiconductor heterostructures with the motivation of developing spin based electronic devices. In his postdoctoral studies, he developed novel spatio-temporal pulse shaping methods for IR and optical 2D Fourier transform spectroscopy, the optical analogue of multi-dimensional NMR experiments. He performed these experiments to study electron dynamics in condensed matter systems and vibrational dynamics in biomolecules and hydrogen bonding complexes.

Research interests

Prof. Gundogdu’s research involves developing novel ultrafast spectroscopic methods to address problems in condensed matter physics and nanoscience. His program especially focuses on the investigation and characterization of coherent and incoherent dynamics of electronic excitations in solid state with an aim to use them in quantum technology applications functioning at practical temperatures. He is currently investigating electron-lattice interactions in lead-halide perovskites and their role in high temperature macroscopic quantum phenomena such as superfluorescence.

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Honors & Awards

  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award