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Dr Hamdi Torun

Senior Research 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 Fully Integrated Biosensing Platform Combining Acoustofluidics and Electromagnetic Metamaterials, Zahertar, S., Wang, Y., Tao, R., Xie, J., Fu, R., Torun, H. 19 Aug 2019, In: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
  • 3D patterning/manipulating microparticles and yeast cells using ZnO/Si thin film surface acoustic waves, Tao, X., Dai Nguyen, T., Jin, H., Tao, R., Luo, J., Yang, X., Torun, H., Zhou, J., Huang, S., Shi, L., Gibson, D., Cooke, M., Du, H., Dong, S., Luo, J., Fu, Y. 17 Aug 2019, In: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical
  • Highly sensitive and selective Love mode surface acoustic wave ammonia sensor based on graphene oxides operated at room temperature, Tang, Q., Guo, Y., Tang, Y., Long, G., Wang, J., Li, D., Zu, X., Ma, J., Wang, L., Torun, H., Fu, Y. 13 Jun 2019, In: Journal of Materials Science
  • Flexible UV sensor based on nanostructured ZnO thin film SAW device, Hasan, S., Torun, H., Gibson, D., Wu, Q., Cooke, M., Fu, Y. 20 May 2019, 2019 IEEE Jordan International Joint Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, JEEIT 2019 - Proceedings, IEEE
  • Highly sensitive ultraviolet sensor based on ZnO nanorod film deposited on ST-cut quartz surface acoustic wave devices, Li, W., Guo, Y., Tang, Q., Zu, X., Ma, J., Wang, L., Tao, K., Torun, H., Fu, Y. 15 Apr 2019, In: Surface and Coatings Technology
  • Advances in designs and mechanisms of semiconducting metal oxide nanostructures for high-precision gas sensors operated at room-temperature, Li, Z., Li, H., Wu, Z., Wang, M., Luo, J., Torun, H., Hu, P., Yang, C., Grundmann, M., Liu, X., Fu, Y. 1 Mar 2019, In: Materials Horizons
  • Thin film flexible/bendable acoustic wave devices, Tao, R., Wang, W., Luo, J., Ahmad Hasan, S., Torun, H., Canyelles-Pericas, P., Zhou, J., Xuan, W., Cooke, M., Gibson, D., Wu, Q., Ng, W., Luo, J., Fu, R. 15 Jan 2019, In: Surface and Coatings Technology
  • Biosensor with integrated antenna and measurement method for biosensing applications, Torun, H., Yalcinkaya, D., Dundar, G. 4 Sep 2018
  • Fabrication of optical nanodevices through field-emission scanning probe lithography and cryogenic etching, Aydogan, C., Hofmann, M., Lenk, C., Volland, B., Rangelow, I., Bicer, M., Alaca, B., Ates, O., Torun, H., Yalcinkaya, A. 19 Mar 2018, Novel Patterning Technologies 2018, SPIE

PGR Supervision

  • Luying Feng Start: 01/10/2018
  • Christopher Markwell Start: 01/10/2018
  • Shahrzad Zahertar 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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