9 February 2017, at 12 o’clock, Asst. Prof. Dr. Barbaros Çetin from Bilkent University is going to be at REMER Seminar Room.

What about topic of seminar?

For chemical, biological and biomedical analysis in microfluidic systems, there are some fundamental operations such as separation, focusing, filtering, concentration, trapping, sorting, detection, counting, washing, lysis of bio-particles, and PCR-like reactions. The combination of these operations led to the complete analysis system or LOC system for a certain application. Manipulation of the bio-particles is the key ingredient for the many aforementioned processes. Therefore, microfluidic bio-particle manipulation has attracted a significant attention from the academic community.  Considering the size of the bio-particles and the throughput of the practical applications, manipulation of the bio-particles is a challenging problem. Many research groups and scientists have proposed utilizing different techniques to manipulate bio-particles such as hydrodynamic-based, electro-kinetic-based, acoustic-based, magnetic-based, optical-based etc. In this talk, different techniques and the comparison among them will be discussed. Some recent biotechnology applications regarding the microfluidic bio-particle manipulation will also be presented. Challenges regarding the design, fabrication and integration of these systems will be discussed. The recent research projects within the Bilkent University Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-chip Research Group will also be presented


BIO: Dr. Barbaros Çetin is a faculty member in the Mechanical Engineering Department at İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University and the director of the Microfluidics & Lab-on-a-chip Research Group. He received his B.S. (2002) and M.S. (2005) in Mechanical Engineering at METU, Ankara, Turkey. His master’s thesis was on the investigation of the single-phase convective heat transfer inside the micro-channels and was supervised by Prof. Dr. Hafit Yüncü and Prof. Dr. Sadik Kakaç. He received his PhD (2009) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN, USA). He was a research assistant in the Microfluidics & Lab-on-a-chip Laboratory under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dongqing Li at Vanderbilt University. His research focuses on the electro-kinetic transport and particle manipulation in LOC devices for biomedical applications. Following his PhD, he was a faculty member in the Mechanical Engineering Program at Middle East Technical University-Northern Cyprus Campus for two years. Dr. Çetin has been the faculty member at Bilkent Univeristy, Mechanical Engineering Department since 2011.

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