Micro Nano Integrated Fluids (MiNI) Laboratory is a research group focusing on applications of microfluidic systems on nanomaterial synthesis, functionalization, manipulation and printing. We are part of the Bilkent University Mechanical Engineering Department.  

If you are interested in our research activities, you are welcome to send your CV, transcript and a short note on your strengths (programming, experimentation, microfabrication, etc.) to Dr. Erdem by e-mail. Please remember that every graduate applicant must go through the online application process available here

MiNI Lab is also open for undergraduate students who would like to take part in these research activities. Please send an e-mail if you are interested. Students from departments of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry and other related fields are welcome to apply.


25-May-2016: Melih Baştopçu has received Research Excellence Award and Senior/Voluntary Project Award from the Electrical Engineering Department at Bilkent University.

11-May-2016: Dr. Erdem gave an invited talk at the EMN Droplets Conference held in San Sebastian, Spain.

06 - May - 2016: Gökçe Özkazanç received the TÜBİTAK 2209/A Undergraduate Research Project Award.

28-March-2016: Dr. Erdem receives the Distinguished Young Scientist Award (BAGEP) of 2016. She is the only mechanical engineer to receive this award this year.

19-November-2015: Dr. Yegân Erdem gave an invited talk at the Microengineering Institute of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

16-November-2015: Our paper "Surface Texture as a New Platform for Nanoparticle Synthesis" has been presentated at the NanoBioTech Conference in Montreux, Switzerland. Authors of this work are Melih Baştopçu, Anıl Derinöz and Yegân Erdem.

12-August-2015: Our work entitled "Numerical Analysis of Mixing Performance in Sinusoidal Microchannels Based on Particle Motion in Droplets" has been published in Microfluidics and Nanofludics Journal. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10404-015-1628-7

10-July-2015: Yegan Erdem received the TÜBİTAK 3501 Career Development Grant to support her project titled "Using Electrostatic Forces to Manipulate and Organize Various Types of Nanoparticles and Composite Nanostructures to Form Multi Functional Smart Surfaces".

09-July-2015: Alican Özkan received the Outstanding Poster Award at the ASME InterPACK/ICNMM Conference in San Francisco, CA, USA. 

07-July-2015: Anıl Derinöz and Melih Baştopçu received the TÜBİTAK 2209/A Undergraduate Research Project Award

27-May-2015: We have received the TÜBİTAK 1003 grant (1m TRY) to support our project titled "Development of a Portable Lab-on-a-Chip System for Genetic Diagnostics and Compatible HBV Diagnostic Kits". This project has partners from both academia and industry including Bilkent University (Prof. Yegan Erdem, Prof. Barbaros Çetin, Prof. Coşkun Kocabaş), Sentegen Biotechnology and Turgut Özal University.

30-March-2015: Dr. Rajashree Baskaran from Intel Corporation visited the MiNI Lab for a week and was supported by the TÜBİTAK 2221 Fellowship program.

13-March-2015: İbrahim Seymen won the TÜBİTAK 2209/A undergraduate research project award. TÜBİTAK 2209/A grants are awarded to successful undergraduate students who would like to pursue a research project they developed under a supervision of an academic advisor.

10-March-2015: Our paper "Silica Synthesis & Coating of Quantum Dots in Droplet-Based Microreactors" has been accepted as an oral presentation at InterPACK 2015 that will be held in San Francisco, CA, USA on July 6-11.