Osman Safa Çifçi

Assistant Professor
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Phone Number: 
+90 212 359 73 96
  • Ph.D. 2018, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • M.S. 2012, Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA
  • B.S. 2009, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Eskişehir Osmangazi Universitesi, Eskişehir, Türkiye
  • Assistant Professor, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, 2023 –
  • Assistant Professor, Yozgat Bozok Üniversitesi, 2022-2023
  • Lecturer, Yozgat Bozok Üniversitesi, 2020-2022
  • Technical Manager, TAI USA Inc., 2018-2020
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2012-2018
Courses Taught: 
  • ME212 Materials Science
Research Interests: 
  • Solar Energy
  • Materials Characterization
  • Nanotechnology
  • Deep learning

Journal Articles

  • O. S. Cifci, M. A. Yoder,L. Xu, H. Chen, C. J. Beck, J. He, B. A. Koscher, Z. Nett, J. K. Swabeck,A. P. Alivisatos, R. G. Nuzzo, P. V. Braun . “Luminescent concentrator design for displays with high ambient contrast and efficiency”, Nat. Photon. Vol. 17, 872–877, 2023.
  • I. Orak, Z. Caldiran, M. Bakir, O. S. Cifci, A. Kocyigit. “The aromatic thermosetting copolyester for Schottky diode applications in a wide temperature range”, J. Electron.Mater., Vol. 49, 2020.
  • O. S. Cifci, A. Kocyigit, P. Sun. “Perovskite/p-Si photodiode with ultra-thin metal cathode”, Superlattices Microstruct., Vol. 120, 2018.
  • A. Kocyigit, M. Bakir, O. S. Cifci, B. Enders, I. Jasiuk, M. N. Nayfeh. “Imparting optical functionality to aromatic thermosetting copolyester by luminescent silicon nanoparticles cross-linked via in situ thermal polymerization reaction”, Eur. Polym., Vol. 103, 2018.
  • O. S. Cifci, M. Bakir, J.L. Meyer, A. Kocyigit. “Morphological and electrical properties of ATSP/p-Si photodiode”, Mater. Sci. Semicond. Process, Vol. 74, 2018.
  • T. P. Xiao, O. S. Cifci, S. Bhargava, H. Chen, T. Gissibl, H. Giessen, K. C. Toussaint Jr, E. Yablonovitch, P. V.Braun. “Diffractive spectral-splitting optical element designed by adjoint-based electromagnetic optimization and fabricated by femtosecond 3D direct laser writing”, ACS Photonics, Vol. 3 (5), 2016.
  • C. Koo, M. Malapi-Wight, H. S. Kim, O. S. Cifci, V. L. Vaughn-Diaz, B. Ma, S. Kim, H. Abdel-Raziq, K. Ong, Y-K. Jo, D. C. Gross, W-B. Shim, A. Han. “Development of a real-time microchip PCR system for portable plant disease diagnosis”, PLoS ONE, Vol. 8 (12), 2013.

Conference Proceedings

  • O. S. Cifci, “Effect of Alignment on Infrared Emissivity for Electrospun Nanofibers”, International Conference on Advanced Materials Science & Engineering and High-Tech Devices Applications, 27-29 October 2022, Türkiye.
  • O. S. Cifci, “Feasibility Study of a Magnetic Mirror for Optical Sensing”, International Conference on Advanced Materials Science & Engineering and High-Tech Devices Applications, 2-4 October 2020, Türkiye.
  • O. S. Cifci, H. Chen, T. P. Xiao, S. Bhargava, T. Gissibl, W. Zhou, H. Giessen, K. C. Toussaint Jr, E. Yablonovitch, P. V. Braun. “Broadband Diffractive Element for Full Spectrum Splitting in Lateral Direction”, 2016 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit, 28 March-1 April 2016, USA.


  • Paul V. Braun, O. S. Cifci, E. S. Epstein,Hao Chen, Lu Xu, Ralph G. Nuzzo. “Optical Microcavity for a High-Contrast Display”, US 10,073,293