A. Levent Demirel received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering & Physics from Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey in 1989, and Ph.D. degree in Physics from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA in 1996. He was postdoctoral researcher at FOM Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam in 1996-1997. He joined Koç University Chemistry Department as faculty member in 1997 where he was promoted to full professor in 2008. He served as the Associate Dean of College of Sciences between 2010-2013, the Director of Graduate School of Sciences Engineering between 2016-2019, and the Director of Central Research Infrastructure between 2019-2020. He has been the Dean of College of Sciences since 2016. He has received TÜBİTAK (Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council) Young Scientist Award in 1999, TÜBA (Turkish Academy of Sciences) Young Scientist Award in 2001 and Koç University Werner von Siemens Excellence Award in 2003. He is a member of Science Academy, İstanbul, Turkey.