Distinguished Researcher
Nanotechnology Research and Application Center, Sabancı University, TR



Ismet I. Kaya studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering for his BSc degree and Physics towards his MSc degree at METU. After working as a research engineer in two leading companies in military electronics and consumer electronics in Turkey, he geared towards basic science and obtained his PhD in experimental condensed matter physics from Bilkent University. He later worked at Max-Planck Institute in Stuttgart and Rowland Institute at Harvard as a scientist before joining Sabancı University as a faculty member in Istanbul in 2003 where he is currently a professor of Physics. His current scientific interests are quantum devices, 2D electron systems and graphene. His active research projects in his Quantum Transport and Nanoelectronics Lab at SUNUM span over fabrication of nanostructures, low temperature transport experiments, and synthesis and applications of graphene in various fields including energy, thermal management and display technologies.

​Presentation ​

Graphene Based OLED Displays

​​​​Graphene is considered as a super material to replace a range of materials due to its outstanding properties. One of the potential functions attributed to graphene is to use it as a transparent conducting electrode material on glass for various applications including displays. High conductivity, high transparency, low reflectance and mechanical flexibility of graphene makes it an ideal choice. Despite all the hurdles before it can replace the industry standard materials such as ITO, there is a steady progress. In this talk, I will explain our recent research efforts to realize graphene-based OLED display prototypes. I will overview key findings in graphene synthesis and transfer on glass, and demonstration of an OLED display with a graphene anode layer. I will summarize other related graphene applications that branched out from this research and future directions in displays and graphene.