Dr. Kirkici's research includes sub-disciplines of physical-electronics, including plasma, gaseous electronics, electromagnetics, optics, lasers, microelectronics fabrication, nanotechnology, and high stress-field interactions with materials:

  • Dielectrics and electrical insulation: High-voltage / high-frequency breakdown in sub-atmospheric pressures applied to space and aerospace power systems
  • Repetitive Pulsed Power: Cold cathode development – carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as cold cathode emitters: fabrication and characterization.
  • Plasmas & optical spectroscopic measurement techniques
  • LIDARs and Laser beam propagation - design of beam re-shaping optical systems
  • High power/efficiency light sources development

Subject Area: Power Systems


Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic University, New York, Electrical Engineering, 1990
MS, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, Physics, 1984
BS, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, Physics, 1981
electrical engineering or electronics computer engineering & hardware
German, Turkish
American Association of University Women
American Physical Society
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Society of Women Engineers