Yasa Ekşioğlu Özok received her Ph.D. degree from Koç University in 2011. Between 2011-2012, she worked as post-doctoral researcher in Koç University for the project supported by Science and Technology Research Council of Turkey, TÜBİTAK “Physics and Applications of dielectric waveguide surface plasmon Josephson junctions: From classical to Quantum plasmonics”.

Between 2013 and 2015 she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Physical Engineering in the Brno University of Technology under the Excellent Young Researcher project with title “Micro and nano-optic waveguide structures - design and simulation”. In 2014 she went to Switzerland to work as a visiting post-doctoral researcher in Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) Institute of Bioengineering, Bio-nanophotonics Systems Laboratory for 6 months and involved in project “Nanofabrication and design of plasmonic nanostructures (or nanoantennas) for biological applications”.