Professor Kurdak is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1995.
Professor Kurdak’s research is mainly in the area of mesoscopic physics. At low temperatures and in small length scales, quantum effects and the discrete nature of charge become increasingly important. Professor Kurdak studies various systems, including ultra small tunnel junctions that are coupled to GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructures, semiconductor quantum dots and quantum point contacts, and systems of Au nanoparticles, where these effects play a key role. Many of the samples used in these experiments are fabricated using standard semiconductor processing techniques including electron beam lithography and they are characterized by low temperature transport measurements at temperatures as low as 20 mK.
Origins of Persistent Photoconductivity in GaAsN Alloys, (R. L. Field III, Y. Jin, H. Cheng, T. Dannecker, R. M. Jock. Y. Q. Wang, Ç. Kurdak, and R. S. Goldman), Physical Review B 87, 155303 (2013).
Hot-Spot Detection and Calibration of a Scanning Thermal Probe with a Noise Thermometry Gold Wire, (A. Gaitas, S. Wolgast, E. Covington, and Ç. Kurdak), Journal of Applied Physics 113, 074304 (2013).
Quantum Oscillations in Kondo Insulator SmB6, (G. Li, Z, Ziang, F, Yu, T. Asaba. B. Lawson, P, Kai, C. Tinsman, A. Berkeley, S. Wolgast, Y. S. Eo, D.-J. Kim, Ç. Kurdak, K. Sun, J. W. Allen, X. H. Chen, Y. Y. Zhang, Z. Fisk, and Lu Li), arXiv 1306.522 (2013).
A CMOS Monolithic Chemiresistor Array for a Micro-Gas Chromatography, (X. Mu, E. Covington, D. Rairigh, Ç. Kurdak, E. T. Zellers, and A. Mason), IEEE Sensors Journal Vol 12, 2192426 (2012).
Adaptable Chip-Level Microfluidic Packaging for a Micro-Scale Gas Chromatograph, (N. Ward, X. Mu, G. Serrano, E. Covington, Ç. Kurdak, E. T. Zellers, A. Mason, and W. Li), Proceeding of Seventh IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, pgs. 57-60 (2012).