Senol Mutlu

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Electrical Engineering, Sep. 2000-Jan. 2005

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Major in Circuits and Microsystems. Minor in Solid State.

Advisors: Carlos H. Mastrangelo and Yogesh B. Gianchandani.

 

Ph.D. Thesis: Microfluidic Biochemical Analysis System With Electro-Osmotic Pump and Thermally Responsive Polymer Valve.

 

Master of Science (M.S.), Electrical Engineering: Circuits and Microsystems, 2000-2002

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

 

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Electrical Engineering (Computers), 1996-2000
University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA.
Overall GPA 3.93/4.00

 

High School Education, İstanbul Atatürk Fen Lisesi, İstanbul, Türkiye, 1992-1995

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

AssociateProfessor, Feb. 2013-Now, Boğaziçi University, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, İstanbul, TURKEY.

Assistant Professor, Sep. 2005-Feb. 2013, Boğaziçi University, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, İstanbul, TURKEY.

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Jan. 2005 – June 2005, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Nanofabrication Facility, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department.

Advisor: Khalil Najafi.

Research Assistant, Sept 2000 – Jan. 2005: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Engineering Research Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSystems (ERC WIMS), Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department.

Project title: “Large-Scale Integration of Solid-State Microfluidic Valves with No Moving Parts” Sponsored by DARPA Bioflips program.

 

FOUNDED and DIRECTED LABORATORIES

Founder and Director of Bogazici University Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (BUMEMS) Laboratory, Sep 2005-Now, Boğaziçi University, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, İstanbul, TURKEY.

The aim of this laboratory is to do research on Micro ElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), circuits, MEMS-circuit integration and polymer microfabrication including organic / polymer electronics and microfluidics. The initial focus is mainly on polymer microfabrication and their applications to MEMS, integrated polymer microsystems and electronic circuitry since it involves relatively cheaper and easier fabrication methods and equipment. The efforts to build the BUMEMS laboratory at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering started on September 2005. The laboratory is under constant development. In-house polymer MEMS fabrication capabilities are developed, which lead to the fabrication of polymer electronics, polymer light emitting diodes, microfluidic devices and various integrated polymer micro systems. Novel devices have been shown by integrating organic electronics to MEMS and microfluidics.

 

Conferences Organized

Technical Program Co-Chair, The fourth conference on Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME) 2008, Istanbul, Turkey, 22-25 June 2008.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE and ACADEMIC SERVICES

Member of the Advisory Board of Technology and Innovation Grant Programs Directorate (TEYDEB) of The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Electrical-Electronic Technologies Group (ELOTEG), 2015 - 2016.

Member of the Advisory Board of The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Electrical-Electronics and Information Research Group (EEEAG), 2012 - 2014.

Member of the Advisory Board of the Bogazici University Advanced Technologies Research and Development Center, 2008 - Now.

Advisor, Senior Design Projects Class, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Fall 2007-Now.

Panelist for TUBITAK 1001 and Kariyer Project Panels, EEEAG Spring 2006, Summer 2007, Fall 2007, Summer 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011  TBAG Spring 2007, Summer 2007, Summer 2008, Fall 2009, MAG Fall 2012.

Periodic Evaluator for TUBITAK 1001 and Kariyer Projects

Panelist and Periodic Evaluator for TUBITAK TEYDEB Projects

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor, EE 535: Introduction to Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey, Fall 2005 – Now.

Instructor, EE 307: Semiconductor Physics and Devices, Sabancı University, EE Department, İstanbul, Turkey, Fall 2015.

Instructor, EE 540: Advanced Digital Systems, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008.

Instructor, EE 443: Microprocessors, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey, Fall 2008 – Now.

Instructor, EE 201: Electrical Circuits I, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey, Spring 2012.

Instructor, EE 240: Digital Systems, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey, Spring 2007-Now.

Teaching Assistant, EECS 515: Integrated Microsystems, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Fall 2004.

Teaching Assistant, EECS 514: Advanced Micro Elecro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) devices and technologies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Winter 2004.

Teaching Assistant, EECS 498/598: Micromanufacturing Processes, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Winter 2004.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2015 The Science Academy Young Scientist Award (BAGEP), Turkey

2014 Middle Eastern Technical University Prof. Dr. Mustafa N. Parlar Research Encouragement Award

Recipient of 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Bogazici University Academic Encouragement Award

Awarded 5 year guaranteed funding for Ph.D. study by the Electrical Engineering department of the University of Michigan (2000).

Full scholarship recipient for B.Sc. Degree in the U.S. awarded by the Turkish Government (1996).

Ranked 76th in the 1995 University Placement Test in Turkey out of about 1 million students (1995).

Candidate for the Turkish Team in International Physics Olympiads (1995).

Ranked 23rd in the High School Placement Test in Turkey out of about 1 million students (1992).

 

REVIEW SERVICES

IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS).

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology.

Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering

IOP Journal of Physics D

Sensors And Materials

Journal of Electrostatics

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

SOI wafer experience for the realization of a high performance transistor with 16 nm thick single crystalline silicon film.

Having CMOS circuit design made for MEMS.

Fabrication and characterization of polymer light emitting diodes, diodes and transistors using semi-conducting (P3HT, MEH-PPV) and conducting (PEDOT:PSS) polymers.

Experience in silicon-on-glass (SOG) process intended for integration of CMOS with capacitive sensors and actuators like accelerometers, gyroscopes, resonators and combdrives. Refined and characterized process steps, prepared documentation and layout design rules.

Polymer processing and low temperature material processing. Experience in thin film processing and fabrication of parylene structures and devices as well as SU-8 and PDMS.

Developed thin film formation and micromachining of a porous polymer.

Microfabricated a new device, porous plug electro-osmotic pump, by integrating porous polymer into parylene fabrication process. This pump is compact, has no moving parts and large-scale integratable.

Studied electrochemistry of a two-electrode-electrolyte system. Experience in electrochemical etching for nano/micro fabrication.

Developed thin film formation and micromachining of a thermally responsive polymer.

Microfabricated an inline valve with the thermally responsive polymer by integrating to parylene channels.

Developed macro to micro fluidic interconnection setup and microfluidic device testing and control system.

Experience in surface micromachined scanning thermal probe with parylene.

15 year semiconductor processing experience including lithography, mask making, thin film deposition, reactive ion etch (RIE) processing, chemical vapor deposition, high-aspect ratio silicon deep RIE, silicon-glass anodic bonding, anisotropic etching of silicon with KOH and device/material characterization using Dektak surface profilometer, Zygo surface interferometer and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).

COURSEWORK OVERVIEW

CMOS fabrication technology, analog and digital circuit design, MEMS sensor and actuator design, micromachining technology, solid-state semiconductor fundamentals, microprocessors and controllers, Digital circuit design with ARM and FPGA.

 

Relevant Design Projects: Design and Simulation of Shaped Comb Fingers for Compensation of Mechanical Restoring Force, Surface Micromachined Capacitive Accelerometer With Closed-Loop Feedback, Fabrication, Testing and Characterization of MOSFETs in 1-mm technology, A 6-bit 800M Sample/s A/D Converter in 0.35-mm CMOS, 16 bit Microcontroller in 0.5-mm CMOS, A Monolithic Two-Stage Op-Amp.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

Operating Systems: UNIX, DOS, Windows, Android.
Programming Languages: C/C++, Assembly, VHDL.
Special: Matlab, Femlab, CoventorWare, Cadence, HSpice, Mentor Graphics, Maxwell, Xilinx ISE, Altera Monitor Program, ARM assembly compiler.

AssocIate Professor

Senol Mutlu