I am a postdoctoral research associate in Prof. Charles Schroeder’s group in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Physics, University of California, Davis, 2006
Dissertation: Chemical and biological sensing through optical resonances in microdroplets
Thesis adviser: Prof. Ian M. Kennedy

B.S., Physics, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1999

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2008-present         Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2006-2008              Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Physics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2000-2006              Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Physics
University of California, Davis

 

HONORS, AWARDS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2012                      3rd Prize, Modeling and Simulation of Nano/Microsystems Contest
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network at University of Michigan
2011                      Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society (CBMS) Young Researcher Grant
2010                      Best Talk Award, 8th Annual Biophysics and Computational Biology Symposium
2003                      Graduate Studies Travel Award, UC, Davis
1999-2005              Non-resident Tuition Fellowship, UC, Davis
1995-1999              Academic Success Fellowship, Bogazici University, Turkey
2010-Present          Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers
2003-Present          Member of the Biophysical Society
1999-Present          Member of the American Physical Society
2005-Present          Member of the SPIE