Prof. Dr. Ekmel Ozbay received M.S. and Ph. D. degrees from Stanford University in electrical engineering, in 1989 and 1992. He worked as a postdoctoral research associate in Stanford University and he worked as a scientist in Iowa State University. He joined Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey) in 1995, where he is currently a full professor in Department of Electrical-Electronics Engineering. His research in Bilkent involves nanophotonics, nanometamaterials, nanoelectronics, nanoplasmonics, nanodevices, photonic crystals, GaN/AlGaN MOCVD growth, fabrication and characterization of GaN based devices, and high speed optoelectronics. He is the 1997 recipient of the Adolph Lomb Medal of Optical Society of America and 2005 European Union Descartes Science award. He worked as an editor for Optics Letters, Photonics and Nanostructures and IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics journals. He has published 360+ articles in SCI journals. His papers have received 10,000+ citations with an h-index of 46. He has given 120+ invited talks in international conferences.