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Serkan Caliskan

Serkan Caliskan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics,
College of Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3764
Office: STEM-2212


Dr. Caliskan has been modeling low dimensional systems, nanomaterials and molecular bridges for the potential technological applications in relevant areas. These include 2D nanostructures and magnetic materials like spinel ferrites. He has been elucidating structural, magnetic, optical and spin resolved electronic structure characteristics of nanoscale materials and associated spin-based devices. He already examined spin field effect transistor together with small world networks and conducted accompanying research projects.

He plans to extend his research on novel structures and new material compositions (nanostructures with surface characteristics to develop sensors; biomolecules on a surface and in a molecular junction; biosensing devices; 2D materials; heterostructures; nanotubes as a spin filter). Investigation of these structures can be a model for the realistic systems and an insight for the experiments. They can be harnessed as building blocks to develop efficient novel multifunctional devices which can be applied in spintronics, nanoelectronics and molecular electronics.

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

 Research Interests:

  • Modeling of nanomaterials
  • Magnetic materials, spinel ferrites, spin-based devices, small world networks
  • Spintronics, nanodevices, nanoelectronics, molecular electronics
  • Biosensing devices, sensors
  • First principles calculations, spin polarized transport
  • Electronic, magnetic, optical and structural properties
  • Surface characteristics


Recent Publications (Articles in 2023):

  • S. Caliskan et al., “Structural, magnetic properties, and hyperfine interactions of Ni0.8Cu0.1Zn0.1MoxFe2−2xO4 (0.0 ≤ x ≤ 0.1) nanospinel ferrites”, Applied Physics A, 129, 582, 2023.
  • S. Caliskan et al., “Impact of vanadium substitution on structural, magnetic, microwave absorption features and hyperfine interactions of SrCo hexaferrites”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 960, 170578, 2023.
  • S. Caliskan, M.A. Almessiere, A. Baykal, Y. Slimani, “A first principles study on electronic structure, magnetic and optical characteristics of Se doped CoNiFe2O4 spinel ferrites”, Computational Materials Science, 226, 112243, 2023.
  • S. Caliskan, M.A. Almessiere, A. Baykal, A. Demir Korkmaz, H. Gungunes, Z. Alsalemd, Y. Slimani, E. Gokce Polat, “Effects of Pr3+ ion doping on magnetic features of Ni–Co nanospinel ferrites via sonochemical approach”, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 570, 170492, 2023.
  • S. Caliskan, M. A. Almessiere, A. Baykal, Y. Slimani, U. Baig, “Structural and magnetic features of Pr, PrY, PrYDy doped and undoped CoNi nanospinel ferrites”, Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 153, 110752, 2023.
  • Y. Slimani, M.A. Almessiere, M.J.S. Mohamed, E. Hannachi, S. Caliskan, S. Akhtar, A. Baykal, M.A. Gondal, “Synthesis of Ce and Sm Co-Doped TiO2 Nanoparticles with Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity for Rhodamine B Dye Degradation”, Catalysts, 13, 668, 2023.
  • M.J.S. Mohamed, S. Caliskan, M. A. Gondal, M.A. Almessiere, A. Baykal, Y. Slimani, K.A. Elsayed, M. Hassan, I.A. Auwal, A.Z. Khan, A.A. Tahir, A. Roy, “Se-Doped Magnetic Co−Ni Spinel Ferrite Nanoparticles as Electrochemical Catalysts for Hydrogen Evolution”, ACS Applied Nano Materials, 6, 7330, 2023.
  • S. Akhtar, Y. Slimani, M.A. Almessiere, A. Baykal, E. Gokce Polat, S. Caliskan, “Influence of Tm and Tb co-substitution on structural and magnetic features of CoFe2O4 nanospinel ferrites”, Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects, 33, 100944, 2023.
  • M. Sertkol, Y. Slimani, M.A. Almessiere, A. Baykal, S. Akhtar, E.G. Polat, S. Caliskan, “Magnetic and optical characterizations of Dy-Eu co-substituted Mn0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 nanospinel ferrites”, Journal of Molecular Structure, 1277, 134891, 2023.
  • S. Caliskan, A. Mammadov and S. Masood, “A first principles study on spin dependent electronic characteristics of zinc oxide nanowires linked to nickel electrodes”, Solid State Communications, 369, 115211, 2023.

Courses (Current Academic Year)

  • Introductory Physics-I (Mechanics)
  • Introductory Physics-II (Electricity and Magnetism)
  • Solid State Physics 
  • Statistical Mechanics 
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Modern Physics
  • Quantum Theory
  • Electrodynamics 
  • Selected Topics in Physics & Research Topics in Physics 

Research Projects

Research Interests:

  • Electronic and magnetic properties of solids
  • First principles calculations, spin polarized transport
  • Spintronics, spin based devices, spin field effect transistor, spin-filter materials
  • Molecular electronics, molecular devices
  • Nanodevices, nanoelectronics
  • Modeling of nanoscale structures
  • Quantum transport and correlation effects in disordered systems
  • Small World Networks, branched structures
  • Biological Systems, biosensing devices, sensors

Research Projects:

  • FRSF, “Tailoring the Band Gap and Spin Polarized Transport Through Graphene-Like Materials”, 2022-2023.
  • ELPSG, “A Density Functional Theory study on the spin resolved electronic structure properties of ZnO Nanotubes”, 2023.
  • ELPSG, “Potential Medical Applications of Boron-Nitride Nanotubes for Drug Delivery Systems”, 2023.
  • ELPSG, “Increasing efficiency and applicability of spin FET for insight into experimental studies towards possible use in industry”, 2021-2022.
  • TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), “Theoretical and Experimental Investigations of Spin Injection and Rashba Effect in Ferromagnetic Metal Implanted ZnO Heterostructures”, 2014.
  • TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), “Modeling nano scale structures by small world network theory and investigating spin dependent transport”, 2011.
  • “BioNano Technology Research and Development Laboratory Infrastructure Project”, 2011.