Professor Serkan Zorba attended Hacettepe University from 1992 to 1997, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering physics as valedictorian in the Department of Engineering Physics and as salutatorian in the Faculty of Engineering. He then attended the University of Rochester in the fall of 1997 with full tuition and scholarship and began his graduate studies in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Zorba received a Master of Arts degree in physics in 1999, and then joined Professor Yongli Gao's group to carry out research on the morphological and electrical properties of organic semiconductors. He completed his doctorate degree in July 2004. Zorba spent one year as a visiting professor beginning in September 2004, and became a tenure-track assistant professor of physics in September 2005 in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Whittier College.