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 2 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. 3 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. 4 (February 2014) OML members were at Belgrad Forest for trekking and piknic on February.