Our group focuses on next-generation implantable and wearable medical devices enabled by micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and flexible sensors for health monitoring or diagnostics. These bio-integrated microdevices are able to capture physical, electrical, and chemical changes within the human body. We design transducers, fabricate them using MEMS fabrication techniques or various polymer materials, then conduct in-vitro and in-vivo studies.

We are actively seeking new members to join our interdisciplinary research group. Please check openings page for more details.

News & updates

♦ Dr. Beker received TUSEB Aziz Sancar Award! (Oct 2023)

♦ Taher’s work on ISF extraction using hollow microneedles was published at Advanced Materials! (Sep 2023) https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.202304704

♦ Emin and colleagues built a wireless sensor to detect food spoilage and published their work at Nature Food! (May 2023)

♦ Mohsin’s work on biodegradable piezoelectric material was published in Advanced Materials Technologies! (May 2023)

♦ Our paper on building bioresorbable micron-sized sensors was accepted to Advanced Materials! (Nov 2022)

♦ Taher’s flexible microfluidic device paper is published in RSC Sensors & Diagnostics! (May 2022)

♦ Our glucose-sensing smart contact lens paper is published at Advanced Materials Technologies! Congrats to Hadi and co-authors! (Apr 2022) https://doi.org/10.1002/admt.202101629

♦ Dr. Emin Istif received first place award at the KU-IMPACT Patent Contest! (Apr 2022)

♦ Dr. Hadi Mirzajani received a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship for his wearable device project! (Mar 2022)

♦ 2ND-CHANCE project received ERC Starting Grant (2.5M Euro)! Congrats to all contributing team members and collaborators!

♦ Mert, Umut, Nasir, Arooba, Muhammed and Ceren joined BMDL! (Jan ’22)

♦ Dr. Emin Istif’s TUBITAK 3501 grant is accepted! He will be developing new polymers for sensing applications. (Sep ’21)

♦ Emine, Ozgur, Azmat and Yaren joined BMDL! (Sep ’21)

♦ Berkay received a scholarship from TUBITAK! Congrats Berkay! (June ’21)

♦ Conference paper accepted to International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS)! Congrats Junaid and Alp!

♦ Dr. Beker received the Young Scientist Award (BAGEP) from the Science Academy (Bilim Akademisi).

♦ Alp and Taher joined BMDL (Feb’21)

♦ Ecem and Junaid joined BMDL (Sep’20)

♦ Conference paper published at IUS 2020 by Pouriya and Berkay. (Aug’20)

♦ Review paper on Bioresorbable implantable devices published in Advanced Healthcare Materials. (Jun’20)


♦ Hadi, Sajjad, Faraz, and Berkay joined BMDL (Jun’20)

♦ Emin joined BMDL. (May’20)

♦ Paper on stretchable membrane-based compliance sensor for prosthetic and robotic applications is available online! (May’20)

♦ Fariborz, Pouriya and Javad joined BMDL. (Jan’20)

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♦ Levent Beker gave a seminar talk about next-gen implantables and wearables at Koç University’s Univ 101 Series and at Bilkent University.

♦ Rahul and Aysu joined BMD Lab. (Sep’19)

♦ Levent Beker received TUBITAK 2232 grant. This is a 3-year collaboration project together with KUAR and Arcelik on flexible sensors for wearable applications.

♦ Wireless biodegradable artery flow sensor for monitoring vessel anastomoses paper is out. (Nature Biomedical Engineering, 3, 47–57, 2019, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41551-018-0336-5)

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♦ Levent Beker received Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship. The goal of this project is to develop a biodegradable wireless sensor for neural implant applications.