OML UPDATE, ISSUE NO : 5
MARCH 2014
OML
CURRENT MEMBERS
DIRECTOR
Prof. Dr. Hakan Ürey
RESEARCHERS
Fehmi Çivitci
Erhan Ermek
Emre Heves
Sven T. Holmström
Necmettin Kılınç
İbrahim Mahçiçek
Selim Ölçer
Erdem Ulusoy
PhD STUDENTS
Ulaş Adıyan
Kaan Akşit
Uğur Aygün
Shadi Khan Baloch
Onur Çakmak
Fariba Ghaderinezhad
Mehmet Kıvanç Hedili
Aref Mostafazadeh
Shoaib Rehman Soomro
M.Sc. STUDENTS
Başarbatu Can
Osman Eldeş
Hazal Er
Deniz Mengü
Amir Hossein Ghanbari Niaki
Yusuf Samet Yaraş
PROJECT SPECIALIST
Gülistan Eren
UNDERGRAD. ASST.
Ekin Akyürek
Mehmet Kadıoğlu
Göksu Kara
Celalettin Yurdakul
Website:
http://mems.ku.edu.tr
Twitter:
http://twitter.com/koc_oml
ERC Advanced Grant for the “Wearable
Augmented Reality 3D Displays” Project
K
oç University Electrical Engineering Professor Hakan
Ürey has been qualified for the European Research Council’s (ERC)
Advanced Grant of 2,5 million
Euro. Prof. Ürey will be using the
funding provided by the Council
for his research on “Wearable Augmented Reality 3D Displays”.
Being regarded as the most prestigious research funding in Europe
ERC has been awarded to several
Nobel Laureate scientists previously. The 2,5 million Euro funding, the highest funding sum ever
received in Turkey from the European Commission framework programs, will be used by Prof. Ürey in
his research on “The Development
of New Display Technologies for
Augmented Reality and Three-Dimensional Applications”. The research project aims to customize
three-dimensional viewing and
display technologies for personal
use. The research will be conducted at Optical Mems Labrotory Koç
University, Istanbul. OML currently has 23 researchers and about 1/3
is engaged in the ERC project.
ERC projects are divided into
three groups for researchers in
various stages of their careers:0-7
years (Starting), 7-12 years (Consolidator), and senior researchers
conducting advanced research for
the last 10 years (Advanced). Prof.
Ürey’s grant is the first ERC Advanced grant received from Turkey
in the field of engineering.
OML RECEIVED
3D AWARD
OML 4th JAM SESSION
Kaan Akşit
OML has been
selected
to
receive the
International
3D Society’s
“New Product
Award” for its
entry of “Portable
3D Laser Projector”. The
International
3D
Society
Consortium was formed in 2008
with the mission to speed the
commercialization of 3D into
homes worldwide and provide
the best possible viewing
experience by facilitating the
development of standards,
road-maps and education for
the entire 3D industry.
On September 18, 2013,
OML came together with other
award winners at a special
luncheon held at Paramount
Pictures Studios, Hollywood.
The awarded research is made
possible through collaboration
between our 3D research team
and Microvision Inc: Kaan
Akşit, Osman Eldeş, Selvan
Viswanathan, Mark Freeman,
and Hakan Ürey. The award
was delivered for Optical
Microsystems Laboratory by
our valued alumni Ahmet F.
Coskun. Readers should note
that OML has been highly
engaged with 3D research since
last six to seven years, which
strengthen with collaborations
with local and international
players from industry and
academia.
Homepage of the International 3D
Society:
http://www.international3dsociety.com/
Past and present OML members got together for another jam session on
January 2nd. An afternoon session with presentations by some of the past
and present members of the OML ended with the traditional dinner &
entertainment in Barınak restaurant. 4th JAM SESSION’s program was
as follows.
2:00 Welcome Reception
2:20 Hakan Ürey, OML
State of OML, Future of HCI &
Milestones in My Career
3:00 Hamdi Torun, Boğaziçi
University
Single-molecule protein folding/
unfolding using micro-nano
systems
3:25 Fatih Toy, EPFL
Marker free phase nanoscopy:
From idea to a company
4:45 Onur Ferhanoğlu, UT Austin
Ultrafast laser microsurgery for scar
treatment in vocal folds
5:10 Aslıhan Arslan, TU Delft
High Sensitivity PIN PDs and 3D
Monolithic Pixel for Image Sensor
5:35 Fehmi Çivitci, OML
Common Issues in Academic
Research
6:00 Erdem Ulusoy, OML
Synthesis of Light Fields with
Spatial Light Modulators
6:25 Guest Speaker:
Göksenin Yaralıoğlu, Özyeğin
University
CMUT applications
6:50 Discussion
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3:50 Arda Yalçınkaya, Boğaziçi
University
Medical Applications of
Microsystems
A NEW TUBITAK PROJECT:
BIOSENSOR USING WHOLE
BLOOD FOR POINT-OF-CARE
DIAGNOSTICS
Onur Çakmak
Project team: Prof. Hakan Ürey, Assoc.
Prof. Halil Kavaklı, Assoc. Prof. Erdem
Alaca, Assoc. Prof. İbrahim Barış,
Assoc. Prof. Göksenin Yaralıoğlu,
Selma Bulut, Onur Çakmak, Aref
Mostafazadeh, Erhan Ermek, İbrahim
Mahçiçek, Dr. Necmettin Kılınç
The aim of the project is to design handheld Point-of-Care devices
for blood coagulation time measurements. Blood coagulation time
measurements have to be carried out periodically for patients under
anticoagulant medication (such as warfarin) to adjust the dosage.
The device will utilize single-use, disposable cartridges. Novel,
MEMS cantilever based biosensor technology is used. Thanks to
the remote magnetic actuation and optical read-out no electrical
connection between the cartridge and reader is required. The project
is being supported by Tubitak and Inventram with a 1 milion TRY
grant since October 2013.
THE STORY OF KUANTAG
Kuantag Company has been
established in the scope of a
project developed by OPET
Inc., Inventram Inc., and Koç
University collaboration, as an
OPET Group Company with the
contribution of Koc Holding and
Ozturk Group of Companies and
together with the shares of Koc
University Faculty members
participating in the project. Its
aim is to research and develop
identification,
trailing
and
recording systems for automotive
applications.
The optics-electronics studies
have been conducted in Optic
Microsystems
Laboratory
directed by Prof. Hakan Ürey
and material science studies
have been conducted in Polymer
and Nanomaterials Research
Laboratory directed by Assoc.
Prof. Funda Yağcı Acar. In Optic
Microsystems Laboratory, we
are conducting the optical and
Emre Heves
electronical studies with the
participation of post-doctoral
fellow Fehmi Çivitci and
graduate student Başarbatu
Can and OML’s research
technician Selim Ölçer.
With the contribution of
post-doctoral fellow Dr.
Pınar Dağtepe and graduate
students İbrahim Hocalıoğlu
and Emek Durmuşoğlu. The Emre Heves informs about the foundation of
Kuantag.
Polymer and Nanomaterials
Research Laboratory conducts
Furthermore, another patent for
research related to the synthesis the designed fiber optic sensor
of the nanomaterials that will structure has been prepared and
be detected with the developed the application will be send to
sensor.
the European Patent Office in
Last year a patent application the coming month. The next
about the optical sensor structure patent application on OML’s
and nanomaterials using this agenda is a method for sensitive
sensor structure has been detection of nanomaterials using
submitted to the European Patent fiber optical sensor in harsh
Office. All the claims have environments. Similarly the
been accepted and are ready for Nanomaterial synthesis group
licensing. This patent will be prepares a patent application for
public in the following months. developed nanomaterials.
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ONGOING RESEARCH
and SPONSORS
MILK DETERIORATION TEST
MADE IT TO the FINALS
European Research Council,
WEAR 3D
2014-2019
Scientific and
Technological
Research Council of
Turkey
111E183 (2012-2014)
113E184 (2012-2014)
113S074 (2013-2016)
Hazal Er
O M L
researchers Hazal Er and Kaan
Akşit proposed a non-invasive
liquid deterioration technique
based on speckle photography.
Based on the correlation between
spoilage and speckle contrast the
system determines whether the
Picnic and trekking
OML at Eurasia Cycling Trip
May 2013
milk is deteriorated or not. In
“Bir Fikrin mi Var?” competition,
their project has been qualified
to the finals in February 2014
and awarded with 30.000 TL by
KOSGEB. “Intelligent Network”
project received as the best
project in this competition.
OML members have
attended the Eurasia
Cycling Trip a parallel
amateur event of
the
professional
Presidential Cycling
Tour
2013.
The
trip starts from the
Yahya Kemal Park
in Beşiktaş Barbaros
Avenue,
passes
through the Bosphorus
Bridge, and finishes at
Caddebostan Parkı.
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(February 2014)
OML members were at Belgrad Forest for
trekking and piknic on February.
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