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Dr Hamdi Torun

VC Senior Fellow

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Hamdi Torun joined Northumbria University in 2017. Previously, he was an associate professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and affiliated with the Center for Life Sciences and Technologies at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. He is a co-founder and a board member of GlakoLens, a biomedical spinoff company.

He received his B.S. degree from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2003, his M.S. degree from Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2005, and his Ph.D. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA in 2009, all in electrical engineering. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology during 2009-2010.

He received Technology Award from Elginkan Foundation, Turkey in 2016, Young Scientist Award from The Science Academy, Turkey in 2016, Innovator Under 35 Award from MIT Tech Review in 2014, and Marie Curie Fellowship (MC-IRG Grant) in 2011.

Campus Address

Ellison Building
Room E404

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A Computational Statistics Approach to Evaluate Blood Biomarkers for Breast Cancer Risk Stratification, Oktay, K., Santaliz-Casiano, A., Patel, M., Marino, N., Storniolo, A., Torun, H., Acar, B., Madak-Erdogan, Z. 1 Feb 2020, In: Hormones and Cancer
  • Acoustic waves for active reduction of droplet impact contact time, Hosseini Biroun, S., Li, J., Tao, R., Rahmati, M., McHale, G., Dong, L., Jangi, M., Torun, H., Fu, R. 12 Aug 2020, In: Physical Review Applied
  • A rapid and controllable acoustothermal microheater using thin film surface acoustic waves, Wang, Y., Zhang, Q., Tao, R., Chen, D., Xie, J., Torun, H., Dodd, L., Luo, J., Fu, C., Vernon, J., Canyelles-Pericas, P., Binns, R., Fu, R. 30 Dec 2020, In: Sensors and Actuators A: Physical
  • Bacterial cellulose coated ST-cut quartz surface acoustic wave humidity sensor with high sensitivity, fast response and recovery, Wang, J., Guo, Y., Li, D., Long, G., Tang, Q., Zu, X., Ma, J., Du, B., Tang, Y., Torun, H., Fu, R. 1 Apr 2020, In: Smart Materials and Structures
  • Dynamic behavior of droplet impact on inclined surfaces with acoustic waves, Hosseini Biroun, S., Rahmati, M., Tao, R., Torun, H., Jangi, M., Fu, R. 1 Sep 2020, In: Langmuir
  • Embroidered Rectangular Split-Ring Resonators for the Characterization of Dielectric Materials, Zahertar, S., Laurin, E., Dodd, L., Torun, H. 1 Mar 2020, In: IEEE Sensors Journal
  • Engineering inclined orientations of piezoelectric films for integrated acoustofluidics and lab-on-a-chip operated in liquid environments, Fu, R., Pang, H., Torun, H., Tao, R., McHale, G., Reboud, J., Tao, K., Zhou, J., Luo, J., Gibson, D., Luo, J., Hu, P. 23 Nov 2020, In: Lab on a Chip - Miniaturisation for Chemistry and Biology
  • Flexible and integrated sensing platform of acoustic waves and metamaterials based on polyimide coated woven carbon fibers, Tao, R., Zahertar, S., Torun, H., Liu, Y., Wang, M., Lu, Y., Luo, J., Vernon, J., Binns, R., He, Y., Tao, K., Wu, Q., Chang, H., Fu, R. 28 Aug 2020, In: ACS Sensors
  • Flexible ZnO thin film acoustic wave device for gas flow rate measurement, Zhang, Q., Wang, Y., Tao, R., Torun, H., Xie, J., Li, Y., Fu, C., Luo, J., Wu, Q., Ng, W., Binns, R., Fu, R. 1 Sep 2020, In: Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
  • Gold-on-Glass Microwave Split-Ring Resonators with PDMS Microchannels for Differential Measurement in Microfluidic Sensing, Camli, B., Altinagac, E., Kizil, H., Torun, H., Dundar, G., Yalcinkaya, A. Sep 2020, In: Biomicrofluidics

PGR Supervision

  • Steven Armstrong Evaporation of Sessile Droplets on Pinning-Free Surfaces Start: 24/07/2020
  • Christopher Markwell Start: 01/10/2018
  • Shahrzad Zahertar Development of Electromagnetic Metamaterials and Surface Acoustic Wave Transducers on a Single Device Geometry Start: 01/10/2018


Fellow (HEA) 2019

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Micro/Nanoengineering in development of sensors, actuators and systems integrated with microelectronic circuits and optical systems in application areas including biomolecular sensors, probe microscopy and detectors.  

Electromagnetic metamaterials covering microwave and terahertz frequencies with applications in sensing and imaging.

Acoustofluidics with applications in sensors and lab-on-chip devices.

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