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.
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.
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