Salih Z. Silahli, PhD, is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Electrical Engineering at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY). He received his B.S. Electronic Communication Engineering from Suleyman Demirel University in 2006 and M.S degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Rochester in 2010 and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from University at Buffalo in 2016.


  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2016.

  • GPA: 3.78 / 4.0 completed coursework and qualification

    Qualifying Exam Score: 67/70

  • M.Sc. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester, USA, 2010.

  • B.Sc. Electronic Communication Engineering, Turkey, Suleyman Demirel University, May 2006.


  • Nonlinear Optics

  • Digital Signal Processing

Research Project

  • Implementation of Matched and Mismatched Filters by utilizing the autocorrelation of Barker 13, (Sequential and Codes in DSP apps), Spring 2013. Implementation of matched filters by using autocorrelation, mismatched filters using sidelobe inversion. Analyzing the system performance for no synchronization and chip synchronization cases.

  • Nonlinear singular optics in engineered colloidal media

  • Structured light in negative index media

  • Structured light filamentation in air

Articles in Journals