Honors

2017.
Science and Technology Delegate of Academy of Achievement

2016.
Science and Sci Life Prize for Young Scientists, Translational Medicine Category Winner

2016.
Named as a Gifted Citizen by Ciudad de las Ideas of Puebla, Mexico

2016.
Spotlight Health Scholar of the Aspen Institute

2016.
Named ‘The Best Young Scientist’ by Turkish Medical Students Association (TurkMISC)

2016.
Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP) by Junior Chamber International (JCI), Medical Innovation Category

2015.
MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35

2015.
Named as ‘StarTurk’ by Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA)

2015.
Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science: Young Scientists Who Are Changing the World

2014.
Fellow at Harvard University selected with the highest number of votes*
*First Turkish Junior Fellow in the history

2014.
MRS (Material Research Society) 2014 Fall Meeting Grad Student Award

2014.
MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 (TR35) in Turkey 2014*
*First generation innovators of Turkey, and candidate for MIT TR35 Global 2015

2014.
Named as the Innovator of the Year among the first generation of MIT TR35 Turkey

2014.
Named as a ‘Rising Star’ in EECS: An Academic Career Workshop for 40 World-wide Selected Female Scientists

2014.
$20K Illinois Innovation Prize

2014.
MRS (Material Research Society) 2014 Spring Meeting Grad Student Award

2014.
Turkish American Scientists & Scholars Association (TASSA) Young Scholar Award

2014.
Racheff-Intel Award for Outstanding Materials Research

2014.
Representative of UIUC at 2014 Global Young Scientists Summit, Singapore

2014.
The Grand Poster Award of 4th Postdoctoral Symposium of Beckman Institute

2014.
MatSE Grad Student Travel Award for MRS 2014 Spring Meeting

2012-2014.
Outstanding Laboratory Citizen, Materials Research Laboratory, UIUC

2011.
$10K Maria Pia Gratton International Award for graduate study excellence

2009.
SU Engineering Commencement Graduate Student Speaker

2009.
SU Engineering Commencement Graduate Student Speaker

2009.
Dr.Gursel Sonmez Memorial Research Award

2009-2011.
Fulbright Doctorate Student Scholarship

2008.
ICAM-I2CAM Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter Award

2008.
Travel Award from The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

2008.
Travel Award from Sabanci University awarded for attending The 3rd International Conference “Smart Materials, Structures and Systems”

2008.
Registration Award from The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, (SAMPE) for attending SAMPE Fall Technical Conference

2007-2009.
SU Full Scholarship throughout M.Sc. Studies

2007-2009.
M.Sc. Scholarship from TUBITAK

2007.
HU Highest Honor Graduated Plaque

2007.
HU Success Plaque and Certificate awarded for IV. Engineering Project Exhibition

2006.
Success and Representative Plaque from HU awarded for Representative of DEP at UFOK (National Physics Student Organization Committee)

2006.
Travel Award from Hacettepe Association awarded for attending The International Association of Physics Students 2006 (IAPS) Conference at Bucharest, Romania

2003-2007.
The President of the Republic of Turkey Scholarship awarded for B.Sc. studies

2003-2007.
Turkey Idea and Culture Association Scholarship awarded for B.Sc. studies