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Principal Investigator

Prof. Erkin Şeker

Erkin Şeker joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC Davis in 2011. He received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia (UVA) in 2007, where he developed techniques to control mechanical and morphological properties of nanoporous gold. During his postdoctoral appointment in the Department of Chemistry at UVA he investigated material-biomolecule interactions and developed microfluidic flow control schemes. Between 2009 and 2011, as a research associate at the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, he developed multiple electrode arrays for neural electrophysiology applications and spearheaded the development of microsystems for monitoring transcriptional and secretory dynamics at a cellular-level in the context of metabolic dysregulation. He is the recipient of Outstanding Research Award and Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award from the Department of Electrical Engineering at UVA, Fund for Medical Discovery Award from Massachusetts General Hospital, a University of California Lab Fees Research Grant, and a NSF CAREER Award. He served as an Associate Scientific Advisor for Science Translational Medicine and was selected to participate in National Academy of Engineering’s Annual Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium, as well as recently as a BMES Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Young Innovator. His current research interests include the development of microfluidic platforms for high-throughput material characterization and multifunctional sensors and actuators for biomedical applications.



Zimple Matharu, PhD



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PhD Student (NSF Fellow)

Christopher Chapman

(Biomedical Engineering)

PhD Student

Zidong Li

(Biomedical Engineering)

PhD Student

Jovana Veselinovic

(Chemical Engineering)



PhD Student

Noah Goshi

(Biomedical Engineering)

MS Student

Alex Hampe

(Biomedical Engineering)



Dr. Tatiana Dorofeeva (PhD Student in Electrical Engineering, 2013-2016)

Dr. Özge Polat (PhD Student in Chemical Engineering, 2011-2016)

Dr. Pallavi Daggumati (PhD Student in Electrical Engineering, 2012-2016, Currently a Scientist at Illumina)

Josh Garrison (BS+MS Student in Electrical Engineering, 2015-2016, Currently an Engineer at Micron)

Dr. Patricia Losada-Perez (Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, Currently a Postdoc at University of Hasselt, Belgium)

Dr. Juan Manuel Artés Vivancos (Postdoctoral Researcher, 2013-2015, Currently a Marie Curie Fellow at University of Amsterdam)

Dr. Ling Wang (Postdoctoral Researcher, 2013-2016)

Zach Myers (Undergraduate Researcher, 2014, Currently a graduate student at Stanford University)

Çağdaş Okay (Visiting Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2013, Currently a student in Cerrahpaşa Medical School, Turkey)

Ramya Raman (Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2012, Currently a graduate student at Oregon State University)

Ashley Hettick (Undergraduate Researcher, 2014-2015, Currently a graduate student at San Jose State University)

John Flynn (Undergradute Researcher, 2012-2013, Currently an Engineer at Volkswagen Electronics Research Lab)

Nazia Podana, Leyla Gündeş, Udi Jonnalagadda (Past Undergraduate and High School Students)