University Profiles


Mehmet A. Sahiner, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

Department of Physics


Dr. Sahiner's research interests involve synthesis and characterization of semiconducting and oxide thin films.

Dr. M. Alper Sahiner received his Ph.D. in Physics from Rutgers University in 1995.After completing his post-doctoral studies in Simon Fraser University, he had worked at the Brookhaven National Laboratory as a beamline scientist between 1997-1999.During 1999-2003 he had worked as a senior scientist at Evans Analytical Group,which is adistinguished worldwide network of surface characterization laboratories.After joining Seton Hall University in 2003, Dr. Sahiner developed a advanced materials synthesis and characterization laboratory. His research interests are in the area of semiconductor materials. He is looking for solutions for the major materials based problems of the semiconductor industry by developing new advanced materials. His research also focuses in developing high-efficiency solar cells as alternative solutions for the world's clean energy generation problem.Specifically, Dr. Sahiner works on the synthesis of thin films of hafnium based higk-k dielectric materials, colossal magnetoresistive (CMR) oxides and photovoltaic (solar cells) systems using pulsed laser deposition techniques. Structural and electrical characterizations of these materials are performed by x-ray diffraction and in-house electrical experimental set-ups. Further structural x-ray characterization experiments are performed at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island, NY.


  • Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University, 1995
  • B.S. in Physics, Bogazici Univesity, 1989
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Bogazici University, 1989

Academic Distinctions

  • SEMATECH Grant “EXAFS Modeling and Analysis of Advanced Substrates, Dielectrics and Contacts" $50,000 (2010-12)
  • New Jersey Space Grant Consortium Fellowship Grant $8000, (2011)
  • New Jersey Space Grant Consortium Fellowship Grant $6000, (2010)
  • SHU University Research Council Grant "High Efficiency Solar Cells for Future Energy Solutions: Synthesis and Electrical Characterization" $6000 (2009)
  • Higher Education Commission Visiting Scholar Grant “Pulsed Laser Deposition and Electrical and Structural Characterization of Transition Metal Oxides” $6700 (2008)
  • Research Corporation $40,574 (2005-2007)
  • National Science Foundation MRI-DMI $383,208 (2004-2006)

View Dr. Sahiner's Publications



Office Phone
(973) 761-9060


Office Location
Room 215
The Science and Technology Center


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