Emel Sokullu

Emel Sokullu is a Physics Engineer graduated from Istanbul Technical University, M.Sc. degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Izmir Institute of Technology and Phd. degree on Bioengineering at Ege University. She did her post doc study in Harvard Medical School & M.I.T. Health Sciences and Technology Programme on brain tissue engineering. She has been granted in summer 2006 by Alabama A&M University Research Institute for research scholarship on the topic of “Surface modification of Polymers and Nano-Composites by low energy ions”. During her Phd. study, she has spesifically focused on “Neural cell attachment on biodegradable polymeric surfaces for large patterned neural arrays” which is a joint project of Ege University Engineering & Medical Faculties and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She has awarded by TUBITAK (Science & Technology Council of TURKEY) with a scholarship during her Phd. study and after she went to Boston USA for her postdoc study in Harvard Medical School /MIT joint institute Health Science and Technologies programme with Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has started to Izmir Katip Celebi University Bioengineering Department as an Assistant Prof. in 2013, and she has initiated as a founder SOLAB R&D Company with TUBITAK BIGG support in 201. She has joined to Leaders of Innovation Fellowhip program runs out by Royal Academy of Engineering in London UK and she has granted several awards with her commericalization projects from TTGV, Acıbadem Kuluçka Merkezi, etc. In September 2019, she has joined to Koç University Medical Faculty Biophysics Department and Koç University Translational Medicine Research Laborotory. She is a member of Society for Neuroscience (SFN), FENS (Federation of Neuroscience Societies in Europe), Turkish Biophysics Society and IEEE.