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Principal Investigator

Prof. Erkin Şeker

Erkin Şeker joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC Davis in 2011. He received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia (UVA) in 2007, where he developed techniques to control mechanical and morphological properties of nanoporous gold. During his postdoctoral appointment in the Department of Chemistry at UVA he investigated material-biomolecule interactions and developed microfluidic flow control schemes. Between 2009 and 2011, as a research associate at the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, he developed multiple electrode arrays for neural electrophysiology applications and spearheaded the development of microsystems for monitoring transcriptional and secretory dynamics at a cellular-level in the context of metabolic dysregulation. He is the recipient of Outstanding Research Award and Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award from the Department of Electrical Engineering at UVA, Fund for Medical Discovery Award from Massachusetts General Hospital, and a University of California Lab Fees Research Grant. He served as an Associate Scientific Advisor for Science Translational Medicine (2013-2014) and was selected to participate in National Academy of Engineering’s Annual Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium (2014). His current research interests include the development of microfluidic platforms for high-throughput material characterization and multifunctional sensors and actuators for biomedical applications.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

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Juan Manuel Artés Vivancos, PhD

(w/ Prof. Josh Hihath)

Ling Wang, PhD

 

Zimple Matharu, PhD

 

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

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PhD Student

Özge Kurtuluş

PhD Student

Christopher Chapman

(NSF Fellow)

PhD Student

Pallavi Daggumati

PhD Student

Tatiana Dorofeeva

UNDERGRADUATE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

John Flynn

Udi Jonnalagadda

Leyla Gündeş

PAST STUDENTS

Nazia Podana

Ashley Hettick

Zach Myers (Undergraduate Researcher – 2014, Currently a graduate student at Stanford University)

Çağdaş Okay (Visiting Undergraduate Researcher – Summer 2013, Currently a student in Cerrahpaşa Medical School)

Ramya Raman (Undergraduate Researcher – Summer 2012, Currently a graduate student at Oregon State University)