Dr. Hulya Kirkici Auburn University

    Hulya Kirkici, Ph.D.

    Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering









IEEE Division II Director Elect

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Distinguished Lecturer




Headline News

  • Dr. Kirkici to receive Eric O. Forster Distinguished Service Award from IEEE DEIS in October 2015.

  • Dr. Kirkici is selected as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (DL) of Nuclear and Plasma Science Society (NPSS). The Distinguished Llecturers are volunteers who have distinguished stature and achievement within their technical communities and they present lectures at NPSS and other IEEE Section and Chapter meetings upon invitation.

  • Dr. Kirkici is the speaker at the IEEE Alabama Section Meeting on April 4, 2015 read more

  • Dr. Kirkici is named the Presidential Administrative Fellow by Auburn University for spring 2015 semester read more

  • Dr. Kirkici was the Invited Plenary speaker at the Chinese Pulse Power Summer School in Mianyang, China (August 2014). Lectures can be made available upon request.

  • (left) Dr. Kirkici is presenting her lecture and (right) Session Chair, Dr. Weihua Jiang, introducing Dr. Kirkici.

  • Dr. Kirkici is the recipient of William G. Dunbar Award “for continuing contribution to high-voltage and high frequency insulation research and engineering education” presented at the 2014 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, in June 2014.

  • (left) Dr. Schweickart presents the Dunbar award to Dr. Kirkici and (right) Dr. Kirkici is with her students and the Conference Chair Dr. Dale.

Dr. Kirkici

Dr. Hulya Kirkici

Contact Information:

Electrical and Computer Engineering
200 Broun Hall
Auburn University
Auburn, AL 36849

Email : kirkih@eng.auburn.edu
Phone: (334) 844-1822 & Fax: (334) 844-1809

Research Highlights

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
Electrical and Computer Engineering