A. Fatih Sarioglu

Principal Investigator

A. Fatih Sarioglu received the B.Sc. degree from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey in 2003, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in 2005 and 2010, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering.

Dr. Sarioglu worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering at Stanford University from 2010 to 2012. From 2012-2014, he was a research fellow at the Center for Engineering in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. In October 2014, he joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology as an assistant professor.

Dr. Sarioglu’s research interests are at the interface of nano-/micro-engineering and biomedicine. He is particularly interested in developing N/MEMS-based technologies for biomedical applications.

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Postdoctoral Scholars

 

Tevhide Ozkaya Ahmadov

 

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Tevhide Ozkaya Ahmadov received the Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from University of Cincinnati in 2016. Her Ph.D. research mainly focused on nanomaterial, sensing and photodynamic therapy. Currently, she is working as a postdoctoral research fellow in Biomedical Microsystems Laboratory at Georgia Tech School of Electric and Computer Engineering. Her research interests are developing sensors for isolation of circulating tumor cells and nanomaterial-based microfluidic systems with applications in point-of-care diagnostics and therapeutics.

 

 

 

 


 

Research Staff

 

Brandi Swain

 

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Brandi Swain received her B.S. degree in Biophysics from Wake Forest University, with an undergraduate research focus in solid state nanopores. Brandi is currently a research assistant for Dr. Sarioglu and the members of his lab. Her research interests include statistical genetics and cancer genomics. Outside of work she enjoys reading and baking.

 

 
 
 
 


 

Graduate Students

 

A K M Arifuzzman

 

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A K M Arifuzzman received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB), Bangladesh in 2011. He received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), in 2016 with a focus on biosensor interface design and analog chip design. He was a lecturer of Electrical Engineering department at American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB), Bangladesh from 2011 to 2013.

Arif is currently a Ph.D. Student in the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests include BioMEMS, Bio-electronics, and Microfluidics. Besides his research, he likes traveling, music, trekking, and camping.

 

 

 


Norh Asmare

 

Norh received his B.S.E in Electrical Engineering from Suffolk University in 2014. After graduation, he worked at a Boston-based wearable fitness device startup named WHOOP as a Digital Signal Processing / Firmware Engineer.

Norh is currently in the M.S.E.E thesis program at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is very interested in working in the intersection between electrical devices + systems and biological environments; ranging from micro/nano device design to writing software that runs on said devices.

Outside of school, Norh enjoys live music, food festivals, scenic spots and the old Kanye.

 

 


Mert Boya

 

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Mert Boya received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey in 2016 and M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2018.

Mert is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests include Microelectronics, Bio-MEMS applications and Microfluidics. Besides his research, he likes playing table tennis.

 
 
 


 

Chia-Heng (Jonathan) Chu

 

Chia-Heng Chu received his B. S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University with undergraduate research focus in Nanostructures and Nanotechnology.

Chia-Heng Chu is now a Ph. D. Student studying in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and doing research in the field of MEMS and BioMEMS. Besides his research, he likes to play basketball and tennis.

 

 


 

Ozgun Civelekoglu

 

Ozgun Civelekoglu received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering with undergraduate research focus in Optical Microsystems from Koc University in 2016 and M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2018.

Ozgun is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests include BioMEMS, MOEMS and Microfluidics. Besides his research, he likes outdoor sports, such as rock climbing, trekking and camping.

 

 


 

Chen Jin

 

Chen Jin received his B. S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China with undergraduate research focus in wearable bio-sensors.
 
Chen is currently a M. S. student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests are Microfluidics devices and BioMEMS. Besides his research, he likes trekking, swimming and music.

 
 
 


 

Dohwan Lee

 

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Dohwan Lee received his B.E. degree in Electronic Engineering from Kwangwoon University in 2014. He received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2016, with a focus on developing microdevice for pathogen detection. Before he joined our group, he worked as a researcher in Kwangwoon University and he researched on enhanced Zika virus diagnosis.

Dohwan is currently a Ph.D. student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. He has great interest in pathogen and cancer diagnostic microdevice that incorporate MEMS technology and nucleic-acid engineering. Beside his research, he likes to play soccer.

 

 


 

Ruxiu Liu

 

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Ruxiu Liu received his B.Sc. degree in automation engineering from Northeastern University, with a minor focusing on operations research and supply chain, in 2011. He received his M.S. degree from Zhejiang University in 2014 in Control Engineering with a focus on biosensors, bioelectronics and neuroengineering.

Ruxiu is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Bioengineering interdisciplinary graduate program in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. His research interests are bioMEMS and microfluidics. Besides his research, he is also curious about learning the interaction between ancient medicine, language and culture.

 

 


 

Can Firat Usanmaz

 

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Can Usanmaz received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with a minor in Physics from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey in 2018. During his undergraduate research, he was working on the synthesis and characterization of photonic crystals.

Can is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests include Bio-MEMS, bioelectronics and biomedical materials for portable diagnostic tools. Besides his research, Can enjoys playing drums and discovering new music.

 

 


 

Ningquan Wang

 

Ningquan Wang received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Automation from Nanjing University of Science & Technology in 2012. He received his M.S.E.E degree from Brown University in 2014.

Ningquan is currently a Ph.D. student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He has great interest in designing bio-medical microdevices that utilize signal processing and computation to address healthcare needs. Besides his research, he likes playing basketball, table tennis, and viola.

 

 

 


 

Undergraduate Students

 

 

Enerelt Burentugs

 

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Enerelt is an undergraduate student studying in Chemical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and doing research in Professor Sarioglu’s lab. Besides her research, she likes to swim and cook.

 

 

 

 

 

Nabid Farvez

 

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Nabid Farvez is a current undergraduate student pursuing his B.S. in Computer Science at the Georgia Tech College of Computing with a focus in embedded devices and intelligence.

He is working as an undergraduate researcher at the Biomedical Microsystems Lab. His potential interests in future research include writing software for embedded devices for noninvasive health monitoring and detection.

Outside of school, Nabid enjoys playing badminton, surfing memes on Reddit, and reading books.

 

 

 

Jacob Owens

 

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Jacob Owens is working on his B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute Of Technology and pursuing a minor in Technology and Management. He is currently doing research in the Sarioglu Lab. His interests are in viral research, cancer research, and bioelectronics. Outside of research, Jake enjoys playing basketball, listening to music, and traveling.
 

 

 
 
 


 
 

Administrative Staff

 

Anita M. Carter

 

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Anita M. Carter is the Financial Administrator supporting Dr. Sarioglu and his team. She has over 25 years of accounting and financial experience in higher education, import/export logistics, import Customs clearance, and restaurant management. She has been with Georgia Tech since 2013. She is the mom to two incredible teenage boys, a sweet rabbit, and one needy Chihuahua puppy. She enjoys spending time with her boys, watching movies (mostly superhero movies), and taking vacations in the mountains.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 
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