Bumin Kagan Yildirim

Masters Students

MSc. Student 2021-2023



Al Kindi B5/L3 3254-WS10

Research Interests

Bumin worked in the optics and photonics field during his bachelor’s degree. His research focused on designing multilevel diffractive lenses, optical demultiplexer, and optical cloaking via optimization algorithms and inverse design methods in the microwave frequency regime.

His research interest is also related to the device engineering and material characterization of single-junction and perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells. His research is mainly directed toward charge transport layers and recombination junctions of perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells.

Selected Publications

Ultra-compact, high-numerical-aperture achromatic multilevel diffractive lens via metaheuristic approach. B. K. Yildirim, H. Kurt, and M. Turduev. Photonics Research, 9, 10, 2095-2103, (2021) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/PRJ.427523

Numerical and Experimental Demonstration of Inverse Designed Low-index Polarization-insensitive Wavelength Demultiplexer. A. Icli, A. Alpkilic, Y. Yilmaz, B. Yildirim, M. Turduev and H. Kurt. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 54, 50, 505102, (2021) DOI: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6463/ac2382/meta




B.Sc., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, TED University, Ankara, Turkey 2020.

Professional Profile

  • 2021 MSc Student, Material Science and Engineering, Kaust (Saudi Arabia)
  • 2020 Visiting Student at KAUST Solar Center (KSC), (Saudi Arabia)


  • Award: Graduation at 1 st rank from TED University Electrical and Electronics Department, June 2020.
  • Scholarship: 100% Scholarship from TED University, 2015-2020.
  • Scholarship: TUBITAK BIDEB Scholarship for B.Sc Students (Code: 116F182), 2019. 

KAUST Affiliations

Kaust Solar Center (KSC)

Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Perovskite Solar Cells Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells