Recently, members of the Microfluidics and Lab on a Chip Research Group (MLRG) supervised by Asst. Prof. Barbaros Çetin of the Department of Mechanical Engineering attended the second Novel Fluidic Technologies Workshop, which was organized by the Department of Bioengineering at Ege University in İzmir.
The workshop lasted two days. The first day consisted of talks given by invited academicians, including Dr. Çetin. His presentation described microfluidics from a mechanical engineering perspective, touching on subjects such as micromachining and computational modeling.
On the second day of the workshop, a competition to determine the “Young Researcher Excelling in Novel Fluidics” took place. Of the 17 competitors, 14 were master’s/PhD students, and 2 were postdoctoral researchers; only İlbey Karakurt, currently a senior mechanical engineering student at Bilkent, was an undergraduate.
Upon completion of the competition, İlbey was awarded first place for his research and presentation, while Erdem Çağatay, who graduated from Bilkent in mechanical engineering last year and is continuing his studies as a master’s candidate at TOBB University under the co-supervision of Dr. Çetin, took second place.