Experience


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows
July, 2015 - Present


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Post-Doctoral Associate - Robert (Bob) S. Langer Research Group,
The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research,
McGovern Institute for Brain Research.
  • 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.
September, 2014 - Present


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
Research Assistant - John A. Rogers Research Group,
Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory,
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.
  • 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.
August, 2009 - August, 2014


Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
Research Assistant - Melih Papila Research Group,
Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
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.
September, 2007 - June, 2009


Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
Undergraduate Researcher - H. Zafer Durusoy Research Group,
Department of Physics Engineering,
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).
September, 2003 - June, 2007


Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Undergraduate Researcher - Atilla Aydinli Research Group,
Department of Physics,
Advanced Research Lab. and Nanotechnology Research Center,
Integrated Optics Lab.
  • Developed an interface between a PC and optical parameter analyzer via LabVIEW software.
June, 2006 - September, 2006


Teaching Experience:
  • Female engineering students mentoring as a member of Society of Women Engineers
  • Undergraduate Student Mentoring (12 undergraduate students)
  • SU Teaching Assistant, Nature and Science Course: content includes fundamentals of physics and its principles