Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
LG Career Development Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor - Conformable Decoders Group
  • Create piezoelectric systems that can be twisted, folded, stretched/flexed, wrapped and implemented onto curvilinear surfaces of human body to 'decode' physical patterns.
Jan, 2017 - Present
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows
July, 2015 - Dec, 2016
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Post-Doctoral Associate - Robert (Bob) S. Langer Research Group,
  • Fabricate a novel multi-functional probe for local delivery of electrical and chemical stimulation in the brain to detect behavioral changes in Parkinson's disease, anxiety and mood disorders.
  • Collaborate with a neuroscientist team led by Prof. Ann Graybiel of McGovern Institute for Brain Research.
  • Supervise a PhD student at HST Program of MIT and Harvard University.
  • Supervise an undergraduate team (3 students) with backgrounds in physics, materials science and chemistry.
Sep, 2014 - Dec, 2016
University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign (UIUC), College of Engineering, Urbana, Illinois
Research Assistant - John A. Rogers Research Group,
  • Initiated new approaches/methods for ferroelectric/piezoelectric materials, and devices that has implications across a variety of sensors and energy harvesting components.
  • Supervised an undergraduate team (9 students) with background in physics, materials science, chemistry, EE.
  • Collaborated with academic and industrial research groups: Northwestern University, The University of Arizona, University of Washington, Tsinghua University/China, National Nanotechnology Laboratory of Istituto Nanoscienze-CNR, Università del Salento/Italy, Institute of High Performance Computing, A-STAR/Singapore, Dresden University of Technology/Germany, MC10/Boston, L'Oréal/NY, CA, Paris.
Aug, 2009 - Aug, 2014
Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
Research Assistant - Melih Papila Research Group,
Smart and Functional Materials Research Lab.
  • Led a The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) research project.
  • Supervised an undergraduate team (3 students) with backgrounds in physics, materials science and chemistry.
  • Collaborated with TUBITAK, Gebze Institute of Technology/Turkey, Hacettepe University/Turkey.
Sept, 2007 - June, 2009
Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
Research Assistant - H. Zafer Durusoy Research Group,
Thin Film Preparation and Measurement Lab.
  • Designed Cryostate and controlled I-V measurement process for thin film with LabVIEW interface.
  • Collaborated with Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEA).
Sep, 2003 - June, 2007
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Undergraduate Assistant - Atilla Aydinli Research Group,
  • Developed an interface between a PC and optical parameter analyzer via LabVIEW software.
June, 2006 - Sep, 2006
Teaching Experience:
  • MAS A01 Freshman Seminar: How to Compose a Perspective Paper
  • Decoders 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 2.0 Graduate Level Course Series at MIT Media Lab.
  • Female engineering students mentoring as a member of Society of Women Engineers.
  • Undergraduate Student Mentoring (41 undergraduate students).
  • SU Teaching Assistant, Nature and Science Course: content includes fundamentals of physics and its principles.
  • 2018 - Present
  • 2018 - Present
  • 2012 - Present
  • 2010 - Present
  • 2007 - 2009
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”

Nikola Tesla