MSc Students

Abdollah Ahmadpour

Abdollah was born in 1998 in Bandarabbas, Iran. He graduated from Isfahan University of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in Winter 2021. During his undergraduate studies, he had been TA in solid mechanics courses. He also completed his internship in M&MoCS (Mathematics and Mechanics of Complex Systems), Italy, focusing on the numerical simulation of metamaterials and pantographic sheets using COMSOL Multiphysics. He worked on the simulation of acoustic metamaterials with the purpose of sound cloaking as his bachelor’s thesis, and he was also collaborating with the Taşoğlu lab, focusing on fluid flow simulations in microscale applications. He joined Taşoğlu lab as an MSc student in Fall 2021, and his current research interest is optimization design of metamaterials and MEMS in biomedical applications.

Irem Sultan Ilci

Irem Sultan Ilci received her bachelor’s degree at Yildiz Technical University, Department of Bioengineering. In her senior year, she has involved in Tasoglu’s team through the TUBITAK STAR project. Also, her project, which is called “Shelf-Life Control of Pills with Smart Film Based on Color-Changing of Beta-carotene,” has been funded by TUBITAK in the scope of 2209B – University Students Research for Industry Project. During her master’s education, she has been at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Germany for an internship that is about behavioral neuroscience. Currently, she is continuing her master’s education at Bogazici University, under the advisory of Assoc. Prof. Savas Tasoglu, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Her areas of academic interest are human and machine learning mechanisms, drug delivery systems, and medical devices.

Nilufer Ismayilzada

Nilufar is a MSc student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Koç University. She has obtained her Bachelor’s degree in the field of Biomedical Engineering from Ankara university as the top ranking student in her department. During her Bachelor’ thesis she focused on the usage of conductive nanocomposite scaffolds and electrical stimulation for skeletal muscle tissue engineering. Her MSc project involves investigating the effect of dynamic 3D cell culture on tumor development and resistance.

Olgaç Özarslan

Olgaç has graduated from Koç University’s Electronics Engineering BA program in 2021 and is currently doing his MA studies in Biomedical Science and Engineering program of the same university. He contributed to point of care diagnostic devices, wearable sensor systems for virtual reality and aeronautic control systems as a system architect and an embedded designer. His curiosity is driven by VR with haptic interfaces and focused on discovering the world of microfluidics for next-gen immersive haptic experiences in Taşoglu Labs.

Ceren Tatar

Ceren graduated from Yildiz Technical University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering in 2020 where she worked in micro-nano robotics, bio-robotics and microfluidic systems. She received a TÜBİTAK funding with her graduate thesis about a novel single cell imaging method. Her current research interests are machine learning, image processing, multiphysics modelling and analysis. She started her MSc degree in Biomedical Sciences & Engineering Department in Koc University and joined Tasoglu Lab as an MSc student in 2020.