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Mehmet Cengiz Onbaşlı

Assoc. Prof.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering


Dr. Mehmet Cengiz Onbaşlı is an accomplished Associate Professor at Koç University. With a background in both electrical-electronics engineering and materials science and engineering, his research focuses on spintronics, quantum technology, and advanced sensing devices. He has earned recognition for his work on topologically protected spin chirality and emerging biosensing technologies.
Dr. Onbaşlı's contributions to the scientific community are substantial, boasting over 4,000 citations and more than 60 publications in high-impact journals. He delivered 30 invited talks. He is the recipient of prestigious grants, including the ERC Starting Grant SKYNOLIMIT and ERC Proof of Concept grant SuperPHOTON. His leadership extends to multiple international collaborations, contributing to groundbreaking projects including the EURAMET quantum anomalous Hall effect study and innovative work in nonreciprocal RF microwave components.
In addition to his research, Dr. Onbaşlı is a dedicated educator with extensive teaching experience at institutions like MIT and Koç University. He is also a prolific author, actively preparing instructional materials, lab manuals, and online textbooks. As a co-founder of VRables Lab A.Ş. and Actinfly A.Ş., he bridges academia and industry, driving innovation in photonics and autonomous drone technologies. His expertise encompasses X-ray diffraction, vibrating sample magnetometry, pulsed laser deposition, and machine learning algorithms, reflecting his multifaceted contributions to science and technology.

Research areas

Electromagnetics , Mems , Nanomaterials , Spintronics , Topological Insulators , Magneto-Optical Devices , Skyrmions , Quantum Metrology , 2D Materials , Machine Learning in Materials Science , Thin Film Growth and Characterization , Photonic Integrated Circuits , Magnetic Iron Garnets , Biosensors



PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


BS, Bilkent University



TÜBİTAK Incentive Award