Photonic biosensors, organ on chip microfluidics, nanofabrication
Physics Department, Koç University, Istanbul
Main scientific/ clinical interest: We focus on smart nanofabrication techniques that provides fast and large area manufacturing of metamaterials that works as optical biosensors. We use the designed sensors for sensing of very low number of (femtomolar level) target molecules (e.g. relevant to brain metastasis) in the visible frequencies. We also use these sensors for the surface enhanced infrared absorption spectroscopy to detect and identify the organics. We combine the sensors with valve integrated microfluidic devices for automated cell and tissue handling that enables real time interrogation.
Techniques/ approaches you will contribute to RISEbrain: Micro/Nanofabrication, Metamaterials as biosensors, spectroscopy in the visible and IR frequencies, microfluidic handling of samples.
Our research so far are supported by:
EMBO Installation Grant
AXA Research Fund
TUBITAK National Outstanding Researchers Program
Materials 13 (22), 5140
Scientific reports 11 (1), 2303.
Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 301, 111757
Postdoc and PhD student
Motivated researchers that have interest and experience in microfluidic device generation, spectroscopy (vis and IR), cell culture and handling are welcome to contact.