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FENS Newsletter November 2021

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Greetings,

It is our great pleasure to present the new issue of our newsletter that informs about many activities, achievements and events that have taken place at our faculty since the previous issue.  

Perhaps the most important development is that the campus fully opened as of the Fall 2021-2022 term and the students are now back in campus. There was, however, a tremendous effort in planning to open the campus to all our students without taking any risk as far as the COVID-19 pandemic is concerned. For this, we decided to implement a hybrid education model, whereby the students can attend the lectures physicallly as well as online and the lecture recordings are shared with the students. The hybrid model necessitates online streaming, for which the university expended immense effort for excellent teaching experience in addition to significant investment in the technology infrastructure. There were some (technical) glitches at the start, which is normal and expected; and now the term is drawing to an end and we can safely say that we demonstrated excellence in teaching again, independent of circumstances or teaching mode; pandemic or not, online or hybrid. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all members of our university who contributed to this success with their hardwork, sacrifice, resilience, and finally patience.  

The hybrid education brings about new challenges such as concerns pertaining to student particiation, interaction and engagement. Those challenges are not easy to overcome and we have had endless discussions in every platform to address them. They are also part of changes happenning on a grander scale that are transforming also the higher education.  In one hand, it is exciting and informative to experience this big transformation that can be an opportunity to change for the better; but our success depends on how we respond to the challenges, on the other. It seems that we will continue talking about it for quite a while.    

In this issue, we are glad to share with you that FENS members were awarded with research grants by prestigous national and international funding organizations including TÜBİTAK and EC. Here, we list the names of our faculty members and their projects. We congratulate them and wish further success in their future project proposals. We would also like remind you that there are many calls within the framework of Horizon Europe that may interest you. Keep in touch with us and SU-ATT to learn more about them and/or further orientation.

We would like to celebrate the achievements of our faculty members such as receiving prestigous awards, becoming editors to prestigous journals, giving keynote speeches, organizing scientific events, writing cover page articles, etc. We also give a list of them in this issue and extend our sincere congratulations to all those faculty members. You will find also a section for research highlights.    

In 2021, we organized many events and seminars to improve the faculty climate, to foster scientific research and improve outreach venues: our technology webinar series  "Teknolojinin Gücüyle Geleceğe", "Sharing Experiences", "FENS Lounge Meetings", "CS+X Seminars", and the like. Recently, we may have slowed down due the pandemic and  hybrid education that kept us busy; but we will be back with more such events.  

Also, we are now in the final stage of MÜDEK accreditation of our five FENS undergraduate programs: Computer Science and Engineering (CS), Electronics Engineering (EE), Industrial Engineering (IE) and Mechatronics Engineering (ME) undergraduate programs for an extension of another five years; and Materials Science and Nanoengineering (MAT) for the first time. We undertook a collosal effort to prepare the reports submitted last July, and provided proofs and other documentation online recently. We are now ready for the virtual visits that will be held on January 16 and 17, 2022. Providing documents online and virtual visits add to an already challenging process and we would like to express our heartful gratitude to the vice dean for education, MÜDEK coordinators and program coordinators for their excellent team work. 

Last but not least, we would also like to thank our vice dean for research and her team members, and outreach committee for preparing this newsletter as it takes an immense effort to compile all this information. 

Note that the events, activities and news in this issue pertain to the time interval between February 1-November 1, 2021.If we miss any project, activity, achievements of yours in this issue, please let us know so that we include them in the next issue. 
          

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Projects in January 1st 2021 - November 1st, 2021

Project TypeProject TitleProject Team
ERA-NetBiotechnological Anti Freezing CoatingAli Koşar - PI
H2020
An in vitro 3D microfluidic human NeuroVascular Unit model for identifying the cell-type-specific responses to diverse inflammatory stimuli in thebrain capillaries — NVU-Chip
Ali Koşar - Advisor
Nur Mustafaoğlu - PI
EFPF -European Connected Factory Platform Agile Manufacturing
Lütfi Taner Tunç - Co-PI
Özge Akbulut - Co-PI
MeHUB: Integrating a Connected Micromobility Infrastructure to the Existing Public TransportBülent Çatay - PI
Team Awareness Enhanced with ArtificialIntelligence
and Augmented Reality’ — ‘TeamAware’
Selim Balcısoy - PI
Belmont ForumGuiding the Pursuit For Sustainability By Co-Developing A Sustainable Agriculture MatrixLevent Öztürk - PI
COSTCA20110RNA communication across kingdoms: new mechanisms and strategies in pathogen controlÖznur Taştan - PI
ERA-NetTreatRP: Translating cGMP analogues into a treatment for retinitis pigmentosaCavit Ağca - PI
EuropeAid
Innovative media for peace, social cohesion and reconciliation in Turkey, the Middle-East and North Africa
Berrin Yanıkoğlu - Co-PI
Reyyan Yeniterzi - Co-PI
Kamer Kaya - Researcher
H2020 Cooperation
Ceramics 4.0
Lütfi Taner Tunç - Co-PI
Özge Akbulut - Co-PI
Southeast Asia - Europe Joint CallEfficient Catalytic cOnversion of polysulfides by MXene-based heterostructures towards long-life Li-S batteriesSelmiye Alkan Gürsel - PI
TUBİTAK 1071-İran İkili İşbirliğiAnti-epileptik ilaçları taramak için sağlam bir kan-beyin bariyeri ile donatılmış bir çip üzerinde insan epilepsisi modeli geliştirmekNur Mustafaoğlu - PI
Project TypeProject TitleProject Team
TÜBİTAK1001
Alan Içi Sekil Kazanım Özelligine Sahip 4B Akıllı Elektro-Aktif ve Yük Tasıyan Kompozit
Yapılar
Ali Fallah - Co-PI
Bahattin Koç-Advisor
Bükülmüş Fonksiyonların Genellemeleri ve Permütasyon PolinomlarıNurdagül Anbar Meidl - Co-PI
Çok ölçekli mühendislik yaklasımı kullanılarak yeni iyonik iletken prepreg arakatmanlarının gelistirilmesi ve yapısal enerji depolama sistemlerinde uygulanması
Canan Atılgan-Advisor
Fevzi Çakmak Cebeci- Researcher
Bekir Dizman- Researcher
Mehmet Yıldız- Researcher
Merve Senem Seven- Researcher
Yusuf Ziya Menceloğlu-Advisor
Çoklu fonksiyonlu, eklemli, manyetik fiber robotların çekirdek-kabuk yapısında üretimi ve testi
Melih Türkseven- Researcher
Serkan Ünal- Researcher
Özge Akbulut - Co-PI
Entitypedia ve EntityBERT ile Uçtan Uca Sinirsel Varlık İlişkilendirme Sistemi
Esra Erdem-Advisor
Reyyan Yeniterzi - Co-PI
Ferroelektrik/dielektrik tabakalı yapılarda negatif kapasitans kararlılığı ve sınırları
Burç Mısırlıoğlu - Co-PI
İbrahim Kürşat Şendur- Researcher
Murat Kaya Yapıcı-Advisor
Genetik Kodlanmıs Floresan Biyosensörlerin Tasarımı için Genellestirilmis Bir Hesaplamalı Metodolojinin Gelistirilmesi
Ali Rana Atılgan- Researcher
Canan Atılgan - Co-PI
Emrah Eroğlu- Researcher
Geniş Bantlı Düşük Gürültülü X-Ile-K Bantları Için Sige Bicmos Verici/Alıcı Modülü Çekirdek ÇipiMelik Yazıcı - Co-PI
Güneş Enerjisiyle Çalışan Buhar Üretim Sistemleri Için 3d Mimari Içeren Karbon Bazlı Hibrit Yapılar: Su Arıtma Ve Tuzdan Arındırma Uygulamaları
Burcu Saner Okan- Researcher
Ali Koşar-Advisor
Hidroelastisite problemlerinin katı-sıvı etkileşimi çözümleri için paralelleştirilmiş hibrit SPH- PD parçacık yönteminin geliştirilmesi ve deneysel doğrulaması
Adnan Kefal- Researcher
Mehmet Yıldız - Researcher
Kompozit Malzeme Üretiminde Enerji Verimliligini Artırmak ve Proses Kolaylıgı Saglamak Amacıyla Polimer-Temelli, Yenilikçi ve Çok-Yönlü Termal Geciktirici Kürleme Sistemlerinin Gelistirilmesi ve Tek-Bilesenli Epoksi Reçine Formülasyonlarında ve Prepreglerde Kullanılması
Bekir Dizman - PI
Serkan Ünal - Researcher
Mehmet Yıldız - Advisor
Yusuf Ziya Menceloğlu - Advisor
Kütle Aktaran Nötron Yıldızlarının Dönme Fazları ÜzerineÜnal Ertan - Co-PI
Magnetar Patlamalarının Yüksek Zaman Çözünürlükle İncelenmeleriErsin Göğüş - Co-PI
Meme kanserinin tedavisine yönelik çok islevli yamaların gelistirilmesi ve in vitro ortamda etkinliklerinin incelenmesiGözde İnce - Co-PI
Nesnelerin İnterneti Uygulamaları için Gerilim, Sıcaklık ve Üretimsel Sapmaları Dikkate Alarak Yüksek Enerji Verimliliği ve Çıkarım Doğruluğuna Sahip Derin Öğrenme Ağları Geliştirilmesi
Erdinç Öztürk- Researcher
Ömer Ceylan - Co-PI
Öznur Taştan- Researcher
Polinomiyal Dinamik Sistemlerde Bazı Kesişim SorunlarıMohammad Sadek - Co-PI
Katalitik Olmayan Sol-Jel Yöntemiyle Bor Karbür (B4C) Nano-fiberlerin Üretimi, Karakterizasyonu ve UygulamalarıEmre Erdem -Advisor
İlk Türk Antarktik Meteoritlerinin Mineral İçeriği ve Fizikokimyasal Oluşum Koşullarının AraştırılmasıEmre Erdem - Researcher
TÜBİTAK1002
Arabidopsis thaliana'da Azot Kullanım Etkinliğini Sağlayan Genlerin Moleküler Genetik Yöntemler ile AraştırılmasıNihal Öztolan Erol - Co-PI
Yaz Saati Uygulamasının Insan Duygu Durumuna Etkilerinin Nedensellik Analizi Ile IncelenmesiOnur Varol - Co-PI
TÜBİTAK1004
2-2-Aspergillus (mantar küfü) sporlarının hava ortamında algılanmasına yönelik sensör sistemlerinin geliştirişmesi (ASPİRA)Emre Erdem- Researcher
3-1-Bası yaralarının (deri ülseri) oluşum riskinin oluşum riskinin izlenmesine yönelik bükülebilir sistemlerin geliştirilmesi
Gözde İnce- Researcher
Güllü Kızıltaş Şendur- Researcher
Murat Kaya Yapıcı- Researcher
3-2-Kalp verilerinin izlenmesine yönelik tekstik bazlı giyilebilir sistemlerin geliştirilmesiMurat Kaya Yapıcı - Co-PI
4-1-Karbon nanomalzeme tabanlı nanoteknolojik NH3 sensör prototiplerinin geliştirilmesiSelmiye Alkan Gürsel- Researcher
Tümleşik, Ölçeklenebilir, İşlevsel Nanoyapılar ve SistemlerAli Koşar - Co-PI
TÜBİTAK2236Lead and Lead-Free Perovsktie Nanomaterials for Efficient Light EmissionCleva Ow-Yang-Advisor
TÜBİTAK3501Filogenetik Tabanlı Yeni Bir Birlikte Evrim Algoritması ve UygulamalarıOgün Adebali - Co-PI
İSTKAGirişimcilik Mali Destek Program - Siber Güvenlik Hızlandırma Ve Kuluçka Programı: Cybercube (Teknopark İstanbul)Albert Levi - Participant
TÜBİTAK SAYEMAkıllı Şehir Faz 2 (Genel Proje adı) - Veri Toplama ve Büyük Veri Analitik Platformu (Çalışacağımız alt proje)Albert Levi - Researcher/Work Package Leader
Yücel Saygın - Researcher/Work Package Leader
Project TypeProject TitleProject Team
H2020 CooperationAutonomous, cognitive, robot-based manufacturing system for agile productionLütfi Taner Tunç - PI
H2020 CooperationDevelopment Of Bio-Based Solutions For Recycling Of Composites (Biorecomposite)Serkan Ünal - Co-PI
Mehmet Yıldız - Co-PI
H2020 CooperationInnovative Solutions for PFAS Tracing, Elimination and RemediationBekir Dizman - PI
Serkan Ünal - Researcher
Bahattin Koç - Researcher
H2020 /Marie Sklodowska Curie ActionIdentifying the causes, mechanisms, and consequences of WOrking Memory reACtivation of longterm memory informationEsra Erdem - Advisor
H2020 /Marie Sklodowska Curie ActionAdditive Manufacturing of functionally gradient nickel-based alloys with ceramic composites for improved mechanical propertiesBahattin Koç - Advisor
H2020 /Marie Sklodowska Curie ActionA Versatile Nanotechnology Based Drug Delivery System For Synergistic Treatment of Prostate CancerBekir Dizman - PI
Yusuf Ziya Menceloğlu - Advisor
TUBİTAK 1071Joint Transnational Call 2021 Graphene Flagship & Human Brain ProjectAli Koşar - Researcher
Merve Senem Seven - Researcher

Hybrid Education System

CIAD (Center of Individual & Academic Development) organizes a series of meetings and surveys on the hybrid education system. CIAD Director Prof. Alpay Filiztekin shared his experience and thoughts about process and results.

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New Faculty Members

Nur Mustafaoğlu, Onur Varol, Anıl Koyuncu and Alex Lyakhovich joined us as faculty members.

nur mustafaoglu onur varol anil koyuncu​​​​​​​ alex

Equipment Management System

A new Equipment Management System for the organization and monitoring of MAT Program laboratory equipment is designed. Hakan Tatlı and MAT Laboratory Specialists contributed to the development of the system coordinated by Prof. Dr. Selmiye Alkan Gürsel.

lab usage chart

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The Visit of Aziz Sancar

Nobel laurate Prof. Dr. Aziz Sancar visited our university on 24 September 2021. In an interview published in Gazete SU Prof. Sancar shared positive thoughts on research activities of Sabancı University students. He motivated studens for hard work and focus as keys for success. 

aziz sancar ve ogün adebali

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Happy News

  • Albert Erkip was appointed as an Emeritus Faculty Member in February 2021

     
  • Hüsnü Yenigün was promoted to Full Professor in November 2021
     
     
  • Esra Erdem was promoted to Full Professor in March 2021
     
     
  • Emre Erdem had a baby girl named "Yaz Erdem" in September 2021
    yaz erdem