Alumni & Past Members

1. Sertan Sukas, “Design and Fabrication of A DNA Electrophoresis Chip Based on MEMS Technology,” M.Sc., Co-Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Cüneyt Sert, October 2007.

Received his Ph.D. from University of Twente, Netherlands.

Currently working at Mikro Biyosistemler Inc.

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2. Reha Kepenek, “Capacitive CMOS Readout Circuits for High Performance MEMS Accelerometers,” M.Sc., Co-Advisor: Prof. Dr. Tayfun Akın, February 2008.

Currently working at ASELSAN.

3. İbrahim Sarı, “Design, Fabrication and Implementation of a Vibration Based MEMS Energy Scavenger For Wireless Microsystems,” Ph.D., Co-Advisor: Prof. Dr. Tuna Balkan, September 2008.

Currently at University of Southampton, UK for his postdoctoral studies.

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4. Ata Tuna Çiftlik, “Design and Implementation of A Dielectrophoretic Seperator and A Gravimetric Detector for MEMS Based Cytometry Applications,” M.Sc, September 2008.

Received his Ph.D. from EPFL, Switzerland.

Currently working at Lunaphore Inc. where he is one of the founders.

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5. Biter Boğa, “Modelling and Noise Analysis of Closed-Loop Capacitive Sigma-Delta MEMS Accelerometers,” M.Sc, July 2009.

Currently working at TUBİTAK.

6. Aziz Koyuncuoğlu, “Design, Fabrication, and Experimental Evaluation of Microchannel Heat Sinks in CPU Cooling,” M.Sc. Thesis, Advisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Tuba Okutucu Özyurt, August 2010.

Currently continuing his Ph.D. at METU MEMS Center

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7. Ekrem Bayraktar, “Design and Implementation of a MEMS Based Gravimetric Detector for Cytometry Applications,” M.Sc., September 2010.

Currently working at Kardiosis.

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8. Gürkan Yılmaz, “Design and Implementation of A MEMS Based Spiral Channel Dielectrophoretic Separator for Cytometry Applications,” M.Sc. Thesis, November 2010.

Currently at EPFL, Switzerland for his Ph.D. studies.

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9. Uğur Sönmez, “Capacitive CMOS Readout Circuits for High Performance MEMS Accelerometers,” M.Sc. Thesis. Co-Advisor: Prof. Dr. Tayfun Akın, February 2011

Currently at Delft University, The Netherlands for his Ph.D. studies.

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10. Emre Tan Topal, “A MEMS Thermoelectric Energy Harvester for Energy Generation in Mobile Systems,” M.Sc. Thesis. Co-Advisor: Prof. Dr. Tuna Balkan, September 2011

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11. Serol Türkyılmaz, “Design and Prototyping of An Electromagnetic MEMS Energy Harvester for Low Frequency Vibrations ,” M.Sc. Thesis. September 2011.

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12. Arian Rahimi, “Design and Implementation of Low Power Interface Electronics for MEMS-Based Energy Harvesters,” M.Sc. Thesis. Co-Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Ali Muhtaroglu, September 2011.

Currently at University of Florida, USA for his Ph.D. studies.

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13. Ender Yildirim, “Design and Implementation of Low Leakage MEMS Microvalves,” Ph.D. Thesis. Co-Advisor: Prof. Dr. Sahir Arikan, September 2011.

Currently faculty member at Cankaya University, Ankara.

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14. Deniz Ertürkan, “Development of A New Immobilization Procedure for Detection fo Staphylococcal Enteretoxin B (SEB) and Candida Albicans,” M.Sc. Thesis. Co-Advisor: Prof. Dr. Canan Özgen, June 2012.

Currently working at TUPRAS A.S.

15. Reha Denker, “Quantification of Thermoelectric Energy Scavenging Opportunity in Notebooks,” M.Sc. Thesis (METU-NCC). Co-Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Muhtaroğlu, August 2012.

16. Deniz Eroğlu, “Development of a Resonant Mass Sensor for MEMS Based Cell Detection Applications,” M.Sc. Thesis. September 2012.

Currently at EPFL, Switzerland for his Ph.D. studies.

17. Hatice Ceylan Koydemir, “MEMS Based Electrochemical DNA Sensor to Detect Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus Species,” Ph.D. Thesis, Co-Advisor: Prof. Dr. Canan Özgen, January 2013.

Currently at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), USA for her post-doctoral studies.

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18. Yağmur Demircan, “Detection of Imatinib and Doxorubicin Resistnce in K562 Leukemia Cells by 3D-Electrode Contactless Dielectrophoresis,” M.Sc. Thesis, June 2013.

Continuing her Ph.D. at METU-MEMS Center.

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19. Levent Beker, “MEMS Piezoelectric Energy Harvester for Cochlear Implant Applications,” M.Sc. Thesis, Co-Advisor: Prof. Dr. Nevzat Özgüven, July 2013.

Currently at University of California Berkeley, USA for his Ph.D. studies.

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20. Hasan Uluşan, “A Fully-Integrated and Battery-Free Interface Electronics for Low Voltage Vibration-Based EM Energy Harvesters,” M.Sc. Thesis, Co-Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Ali Muhtaroğlu, August 2013.

Continuing his Ph.D. at METU-MEMS Center.

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21. Ömer Lütfi Nuzumlalı, “CMOS A/D Converter Implementation for IMU Applications,” M.Sc. Thesis, September 2013.

Currently working at ASELSAN.

22. Özgen Sümer Laçın, “A High Throughput Parylene Microchannel Coulter Counter for Cell Sizing and cell Counting Applications,” M.Sc. Thesis, August 2014.

Currently working at Adex Telecom, USA

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23. Garsha Bahrieh, “Assesment of Changes in the Dielectric Properties of Multidrug Resistant Cancer Cells by Electrorotation Technique,” M.Sc. Thesis, August 2014.

Continuing his Ph.D. at Virginia Tech. USA.

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24. Taylan Berkin Töral, “Development of A High Yield Fabrication Process for MEMS Based Resonant Mass Sensors for Cell Detection Applications,” M.Sc. Thesis, Co-Advisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Kıvanç Azgın, September 2014.

Currently continuing his Ph.D. at METU MEMS Center

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25. Nasim Seyedpour, “Development of a PDMS-Based Fabrication Process for Microfluidics Based Reconfigurable Antennas,” M.Sc. Thesis, Co-Advisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Kağan Topallı, January 2015.

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26. Gürhan Özkayar, “Rare Cell Enrichment from Blood by Using Dielectrophoresis,” M.Sc. Thesis, Co-Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ebru Özgür, September 2015.

Currently continuing his Ph.D. at METU MEMS Center

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27. Mustafa Kangül, “MEMS Based Resonant Mass Sensors with Feedthrough Elimination for In-Liquid Cell Detection Applications,” M.Sc. Thesis, September 2015.

Currently continuing his Ph.D. at METU MEMS Center

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28. Kaveh Gharehbaghi, “A Comprehensive Study on RF Energy Harvesters: Modelling, Design, and Implementation,” Ph.D. Thesis, Co-Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Fatih Koçer, September 2016.

Currently at UC Berkeley, USA

29. Oğuz Yaşar, “Optimization of Compact Electromagnetic Energy Harvester for Wireless Sensor Applications,” M.Sc. Thesis, June 2017.

Ford Otosan, Gebze, Turkey

Past Members:

1. Dr. Hakan Töreyin, 2009.Currently at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.
2. Javid Musayev, 2009-2012.Currently at University of Toronto, Canada
3. Dr. Yekbun Adıgüzel, 2010-2013. Currently Faculty Member at Kemerburgaz University, Istanbul.  Yekbun-Adiguzel
4. Sırma Örgüç, 2013 – 2014.

Currently pursuing her Ph.D. at MIT, USA

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5. Dr. Özge Zorlu, 2008 – 2015.

Currently at Mikro Biyosistemler Inc.

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6. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ebru Özgür, 2011 – 2015.

Currently at Mikro Biyosistemler Inc.

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7. Dr. Özlem Şardan Sukas, 2015 – 2017.