Dr. Talha Erdem received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees all in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University in 2009, 2011, and 2016, respectively. During his MS and PhD he worked on the design and optimization of high-quality light-emitting diodes. After his PhD he was awarded the Newton International Fellowship by the Royal Socıety and moved to the University of Cambridge as a Newton International Fellow. At Cambridge, he worked on the smart self-assembly of nanomaterials for photonic applications. In April 2019 he moved to Abdullah Gül University as an Assistant Professor and established the Smart Nanophotonics Research Group, His current research interests are the design of stable nano-emitters, DNA-driven self-assembly of colloidal nanoparticles, and their photonic applications.