|Dr. Hande Toffoli Has Accepted to Attend ICNS8 as Invited Speaker|
Assistant Professor at Middle East Technical University (METU/ODTÜ), Turkey
Bachelor of Science in Physics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara Turkey, 1999
Master of Science in Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY USA, 2002
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY USA, 2005
Dr. Hande Toffoli has worked on identifying mechanisms of mechanical loss in nano- and micro-scale oscillators. This included the studying of defect-related losses in silicon oscillators, electron-optic phonon and phonon-phonon interactions in nanotubes and continuum modeling of nanotube vibrations. She has applied atomistic models to materials science problems and nanotechnology employing techniques ranging from empirical potentials (Stillinger-Weber, EDIP and Tersoff-Brenner) to tight-binding to density functional theory. The density functional work involved DFT++, a code which is an Arias group initiative written in C++. She also has helped develop and implement an atomic orbital/planewave mixed basis for this code.
She is currently working on density-functional simulations of photoemission signals of nanoscale systems in various environments such as C60 molecules deposited on a Rhodium(100) surface.