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Dr Hamdi Torun

Associate Professor

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. His research interests are in micro/nanotechnology especially for biomedical applications.

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.

Hamdi Torun

Campus Address

Ellison Building
Room E404


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.

Key Publications

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  • Acousto-Pi: An Opto-Acoustofluidic System using Surface Acoustic Waves controlled with Open Source Electronics for Integrated In-Field Diagnostics, Vernon, J., Canyelles-Pericas, P., Torun, H., Dai, X., Ng, W., Binns, R., Busawon, K., Fu, Y. 15 Sep 2021, In: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
  • An Integrated Flexible Platform of Electromagnetic Metamaterials and Acoustofluidics on Kapton, Zahertar, S., Wu, J., Chen, X., Pane, S., Ergeneman, O., Fu, Y., Torun, H. 20 Jun 2021, 2021 IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems (FLEPS 2021), Piscataway, IEEE
  • An Intelligent In-Shoe System for Gait Monitoring and Analysis with Optimized Sampling and Real-Time Visualization Capabilities, Wu, J., Kuruvithadam, K., Schaer, A., Stoneham, R., Chatzipirpiridis, G., Easthope, C., Barry, G., Martin, J., Pané, S., Nelson, B., Ergeneman, O., Torun, H. 19 Apr 2021, In: Sensors
  • 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. 1 Feb 2021, In: Sensors and Actuators A: Physical
  • Droplet impact dynamics on hydrophobic and slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces controlled by propagating surface acoustic waves, Haworth, L., Hosseini Biroun, S., Agrawal, P., Torun, H., Orme, B., Rahmati, M., Fu, Y. 26 Aug 2021, Acoustofluidics 2021
  • 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. 21 Jan 2021, In: Lab on a Chip - Miniaturisation for Chemistry and Biology
  • Flexible and Bendable Acoustofluidics for Particle and Cell Patterning, Maramizonouz, S., Tao, X., Rahmati, M., Jia, C., Tao, R., Torun, H., Zheng, T., Jin, H., Dong, S., Luo, J., Fu, R. 15 Jul 2021, In: International Journal of Mechanical Sciences
  • Flexible/Bendable Acoustofluidics Based on Thin Film Surface Acoustic Waves on Thin Aluminum Sheets, Wang, Y., Zhang, Q., Tao, R., Xie, J., Canyelles-Pericas, P., Torun, H., Reboud, J., McHale, G., Dodd, L., Yang, X., Luo, J., Wu, Q., Fu, R. 14 Apr 2021, In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
  • Flexible Smart Acoustic Wave Patches for Effective Detection and Elimination of Surface Condensation, Zhang, Q., Wang, Y., Wang, T., Li, D., Xie, J., Torun, H., Fu, Y. 20 Jun 2021, 2021 21st International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers), Piscataway, IEEE
  • Hydrophobic metal organic framework for enhancing performance of acoustic wave formaldehyde sensor based on polyethyleneimine and bacterial cellulose nanofilms, Wang, J., Shang, J., Guo, Y., Jiang, Y., Xiong, W., Li, J., Yang, X., Torun, H., Fu, R., Zu, X. Jul 2021, In: Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

PGR Supervision

  • Luying Feng MINIATURISED MAGNETIC BEAD ACTUATOR-BASED ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPE FOR SINGLE-MOLECULE MEASUREMENTS Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 21/01/2021
  • Shahrzad Zahertar Development of Electromagnetic Metamaterials and Surface Acoustic Wave Transducers on a Single Device Geometry Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 24/03/2021
  • Steven Armstrong Evaporation of Sessile Droplets on Pinning-Free Surfaces Start Date: 24/07/2020 End Date: 21/01/2021
  • Christopher Markwell Development of an Integrated Platform for Probe Microscopy-Based Mechanobiology Experiments Start Date: 01/10/2018

Qualifications

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering PhD January 04 2010
  • Fellow (HEA) 2019


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