Dr. Utkan Demirci is a Full Professor with tenure at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA. Before Stanford, he was an Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Sciences and Technology at the Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Health Sciences and Technology (HST) division.
He received his bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, his master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering in 2001 and in Management Science and Engineering in 2005, and his doctorate in Electrical Engineering in 2005 all from Stanford University. Dr. Demirci received IEEE EMBS Early Career Award; IEEE EMBS Translational Science Award; NSF CAREER Award; Coulter Foundation Early Career Award; HMS-Young Investigator Award; and Chinese National Science Foundation International Young Scientist Award.
In 2006, he was selected to TR-35 as one of the world’s top 35 young innovators under the age of 35 by the MIT Technology Review.
Dr. Demirci has published over 110 peer-reviewed journal publications in journals including Nature Communications, PNAS, Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, Nano Today, Biomaterials, Lab-chip, and Nanomedicine, in addition to 150 conference abstracts and proceedings, 14 book chapters, 4 edited books and holds more than 20 issued or pending U.S. patents and worldwide. Further, he has given over 100 national and international presentations including invited and keynote at various academic, governmental, and industrial institutions.
During the past 2 years, his research has been cited over 1600 times. His work has been highlighted in Nature News, Newsweek, Science Daily, Wired Magazine, Nature Photonics, Reuters News, MIT Technology Review Magazine, AIP News, BioTechniques, and Biophotonics. He is the Editor-in-Chief for Advanced Health Care Technologies journal. He has served as an associate editor and a theme chair for various conferences including IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBS) and Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).
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Detained in a high-security prison in Turkey for 840 days since 2017, Turkish-French businessman Kavala is freed after a surprise ruling for the acquittal of all defendants of the Gezi trial.
Charged for 'terror propaganda', facing up to 9 years in prison, exiled author Aslı Erdogan, is acquitted. Her case had started in 2016 for her involvement in the publication of Ozgur Gundem.
Researcher at the University of Manchester, BP's ICAM Kathleen Lonsdale Research Fellow, materials chemist Ahu Dumanlı is awarded £1 million for research funds on bio-inspired functional materials.
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Residing in France on a self-imposed exile since 1999, the wife of the late protest folk singer Ahmet Kaya took legal action to stop the screening of a biopic, filmed without her family's approval.
Member of the 'Academics for Peace' movement, Turkish-French academician Tuna Altinel of Lyon-1 University is acquitted after 81 days of imprisonment and six months of trial in Turkey.
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Former German Green Party deputy, attorney Memet Kılıç is facing an arrest warrant over insulting President Erdoğan in an interview he gave to online news website ABC in July 2017.
Turkish-American political commentator and main host/ co-founder of the 'The Young Turks' program, announced his candidacy from California's 25th district, running for U.S. Congress elections in 2020.
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