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 - 2018: M. Saqib presented his MSc thesis titled "Effect of Channel Geometry on Alternating Droplet Generation".

27 - April - 2018: Our paper "Textured surfaces as a new platform for nanoparticle synthesis" has been published in Soft Matterhttp://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2018/sm/c8sm00091c#!divAbstract

25 - January - 2018: Our paper "Alternating Droplet Formation by using Tapered Channel Geometry" has been published in Scientific Reportshttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-19966-y 

14 - November - 2017: Our work "Alternating Droplet Formation in a Double T-Junction Device by Using Tapered Channel Geometry" has been presented at the NanoBio Tech Conference in Montreux, Switzerland. The authors of this work are Muhammad Saqib, O. Berkay Şahinoğlu and Yegân Erdem.

25 - September - 2017: Ecem Yelekli and Gökçe Özkazanç joined the MiNI Lab as graduate students.

28 - July - 2017: Arsalan Nikdoost presented our work entitled "Silica Nanoparticle Formation by Using Droplet-Based Microreactor" at the ASME InterPACK 2017 Conference held in San Francisco/CA.

25 - July - 2017: Arsalan Nikdoost successfully defended his master thesis entitled "A Droplet-Based Microfluidic Reactor for Silica Nanoparticle Synthesis and Post Processing of Quantum Dots".

12 - October - 2016: Our paper "Capillary Origami as a New Method for Printing Nanoparticles on 3D Surfaces" has been presented at the Micro TAS Conference in Dublin, Ireland. Authors of this work are Gökçe Özkazanç and Yegân Erdem. An image from this work was the 1st runner in the Art in Science competition organized by Lab on a Chip and National Institute of Standards and Technology: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2017/LC/C7LC90030A

23 - September - 2016: Malik Abdul Wahab has joined the MiNI Lab as a new graduate student.

07 - September 2016: Our paper "Capillary Origami as a New Method for 3D Printing of Nanoparticles" has been presented at the Micro MAST Conference in Brussels, Belgium. Authors of this work are Gökçe Özkazanç and Yegân Erdem.

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.

31 - January - 2016: Eliza Sopubekova and Saqib Khan has joined the MiNI Lab as graduate students.

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 presented 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