Damla received the B.S. degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering with a minor in Solid-State Physics from Middle East Technical University, Turkey in 2012 and the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Semiconductor Devices and Physics from the University of California, Davis, CA in 2015. Her M.S. research focused on novel high-speed and low-power SAR ADC architectures based on time-to-digital conversion. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree at Cornell University, NY focusing on mmWave N-Path Mixers for Interference Tolerant Receivers on CMOS, SiGe, and GaN technologies for high data-rate wireless communications and sensing. In 2023, she demonstrated the first GaN N-path passive mixer ever reported to date and presented directly to the Head of NIST overseeing the CHIPS Act under the Secretary of Commerce. Prior to joining Cornell, she was an R&D mmWave IC design intern at Next Generation Radio Integration Lab at Intel Labs, OR in 2019 working on Nonlinear Distortions in mmWave Phased Array Transceivers. She worked on tunable PLLs at Analog Devices, CA (2015), high-speed optical modulator drivers at Bell Laboratories, NJ (2016), and the bandwidth extension techniques for the broadband amplifiers at Intel Labs, OR (2017).
Damla is a reviewer for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters (SSC-L), IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I (TCAS-I), IEEE Journal of Microwaves (JMW), and IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (T-MTT). She has been the IEEE SSCS Young Professional Student Representative since 2016.
Damla has been a member of the IEEE International Microwave Symposium Technical Program Review Committee (IMS TPRC) since 2021. She has been serving on the IMS Early Career Paper Competition Committee since 2023.