Honors

  • May, 2016
    Aspen Idea Festival, Spotlight Health Scholar of the Aspen Institute.
  • January, 2016
    Named ‘The Best Young Scientist’ by Turkish Medical Students Association (TurkMISC)
  • December, 2015
    Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP) by Junior Chamber International (JCI), Medical Innovation Category
  • November, 2015
    MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35
  • June, 2015
    Named as ‘StarTurk’ by Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA)
  • January, 2015
    2015 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science: Young Scientists Who Are Changing the World
  • December, 2014
    Junior Fellow at Harvard University selected with the highest number of votes
    (First Turkish Junior Fellow in the history)
  • December, 2014
    MRS (Material Research Society) 2014 Fall Meeting Grad Student Award
  • August, 2014
    MIT Technology Review Innovators under 35 (TR35) in Turkey 2014
    (First generation innovator of Turkey, and candidate for MIT TR35 Global 2015)
  • September, 2014
    Named as the Innovator of the Year among the first generation of MIT TR35 Turkey
  • July, 2014
    Named as a ‘Rising Star’ in EECS: An Academic Career Workshop for 40 World-wide Selected Female Scientists
  • July, 2014
    Invited Speaker as being a ‘Rising Star’ at UC Berkeley
  • July, 2014
    Invited Speaker to deliver PhD research talk at Dresden University of Technology, Germany
  • June, 2014
    The Youngest Invited Speaker at American Heart Association 2nd Innovation Forum at Chicago
  • April, 2014
    $20K Illinois Innovation Prize
  • April, 2014
    MRS (Material Research Society) 2014 Spring Meeting Grad Student Award
  • April, 2014
    Invited Speaker to deliver a TEDx talk (TEDxReset) in Istanbul, Turkey
  • March, 2014
    Turkish American Scientists & Scholars Association (TASSA) Young Scholar Award
  • March, 2014
    Racheff-Intel Award for Outstanding Materials Research
  • January, 2014
    Representative of UIUC at 2014 Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS@one-north), Singapore
  • January, 2014
    The Grand Poster Award of 4th Postdoctoral Symposium of Beckman Institute
  • December, 2013
    MatSE Grad Student Travel Award for MRS 2014 Spring Meeting
  • 2012/2014
    Outstanding Laboratory Citizen, Materials Research Laboratory, UIUC
  • May, 2011
    $10K Maria Pia Gratton International Award for graduate study excellence
  • June, 2009
    SU Engineering Commencement Graduate Student Speaker
  • June, 2009
    Dr. Gursel Sonmez Memorial Research Award
  • 2009-2011
    Fulbright Doctorate Student Scholarship
  • September, 2008
    ICAM-I2CAM Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter Award
  • June, 2008
    Travel Award from The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)
  • May, 2008
    Travel Award from Sabanci University awarded for attending The 3rd International Conference “Smart Materials, Structures and Systems”
  • May, 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
  • June, 2007
    HU Highest Honor Graduated Plaque
  • May, 2007
    HU Success Plaque and Certificate awarded for IV. Engineering Project Exhibition
  • 2007-2009
    M.Sc. Scholarship from The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
  • June, 2006
    Success and Representative Plaque from HU awarded for Representative of DEP at UFOK
    (National Physics Student Organization Committee)
  • May, 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 Turkey Republic Scholarship awarded for B.Sc. studies
  • 2003-2007
    Turkey Idea and Culture Association Scholarship awarded for B.Sc. studies