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Muhammet Genc


Muhammet Genc has been a researcher of the III-V Materials and Devices Group at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland since 2020. His work involves a broad range of scientific research projects related with semiconductor light sources such as laser diodes and light emitting diodes in collaboration with leading global industry partners. Concurrently, he leads technical activities at iSLight, aiming to commercialise and spin-out from Tyndall September 2024.  iSLight are set to commercialize patented surface-emitting super-luminescence diodes in the visible wavelength regime. He has received a research funding award from the Tyndall-Ohio State University/IMR Catalyst Program to integrate photonics (microled) and GaN HEMTs on a single chip platform using transfer printing for visible light communications. Prior to joining Tyndall, he served as an R&D Engineer at Ermaksan Optoelectronic R&D Center (Eon Photonics) in Bursa, Türkiye from 2014 to 2019, where he contributed to the development of GaAs-based kW-level high-power lasers and GaN-based LEDs. Between 2015 and 2018, he was a visiting researcher at Bilkent University’s Advanced Research Labs and National Nanotechnology Research Center in Ankara, Türkiye, representing Eon Photonics and facilitating technology transfer from academia to industry. Additionally, he was a member of the Micro & Nano Devices and Systems Lab at Sabanci University, pursuing his PhD from 2018 to 2020 alongside his industrial work. He has authored and co-authored numerous publications in prestigious scientific journals and conferences, including the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), the International Conference on Nitride Semiconductors (ICNS), the International Workshop on Nitride Semiconductors (IWN). His primary research interests include scalable semiconductor light sources such as laser diodes, RGB micro/nano-sized light-emitting diodes (µ/nLEDs), and super-luminescence diodes (SLDs). He is also focused on heterogeneous integration on photonic integrated circuits (e.g., Si, glass, flexible) and waveguides for next-generation applications like 3D sensing, holography, optical communication, and quantum technologies. He holds a B.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Gaziantep University (2013) and an M.Sc. in Material Science and Engineering from Bursa Technical University (2018).