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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. 26 Jun 2020, In: Physical Review Applied
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. 20 Jul 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
  • Hierarchical nanotexturing enables acoustofluidics on slippery yet sticky, flexible surfaces, Tao, R., McHale, G., Reboud, J., Cooper, J., Torun, H., Luo, J., Jikui, L., Yang, X., Zhou, J., Canyelles-Pericas, P., Wu, Q., Fu, R. 13 May 2020, In: Nano Letters
  • Integrated sensing layer of bacterial cellulose and polyethyleneimine to achieve high sensitivity of ST-cut quartz surface acoustic wave formaldehyde gas sensor, Wang, J., Guo, Y., Long, G., Tang, Y., Tang, Q., Zu, X., Ma, J., Du, B., Torun, H., Fu, R. 15 Apr 2020, In: Journal of Hazardous Materials
  • Integrating microfluidics and biosensing on a single flexible acoustic device using hybrid modes, Tao, R., Reboud, J., Torun, H., McHale, G., Dodd, L., Wu, Q., Yang, X., Tao, K., Luo, J., Todryk, S., Fu, Y. 7 Mar 2020, In: Lab on a Chip

PGR Supervision

  • Steven Armstrong Evaporation of Sessile Droplets on Pinning-Free Surfaces Start: 24/07/2020
  • Luying Feng Miniaturised magnetic bead actuator-based atomic force microscope for single-molecule measurements Start: 01/10/2018
  • 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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