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Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

Selim Hanay Biography

Selim Hanay received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from Caltech in 2011. Since then he has been working in the Caltech Physics Department first as a post-doctoral research fellow and then as a research scientist. His research has focused on Nano Electromechanical Systems (NEMS), working in the group of Professor Michael Roukes. Together with his team, he has developed NEMS devices capable of detecting and weighing single protein molecules in real time. His research results have been highlighted in several media outlets, such as the New York TimesIEEE Spectrum,Scientific AmericanDiscover Magazine and Slashdot.  

His current research will focus on further advancing these nanoscale machines to accomplish unprecedented sensing and characterization modalities for biologic samples at the single-molecule and single-cell level. These investigations have immense potential in biochemical research (such as proteomics and cancer studies) as well as environmental applications (such as monitoring of air pollution and nanotoxicity).

Selim Hanay attended Sabanci University for undergraduate studies and received degrees in Microelectronics Engineering and Physics. He is a graduate of Ankara Science High School and a native of Erzurum

Honors

  • ERC Starting Grant 2017, awarded 1.5 Million Euros by EU to develop Resonant Electromagnetic Microscopy.  

  • The Young Scientist Award by Turkish Academy of Science (TÜBA GEBİP) 2017.

  • The Most Inspiring Professor Award, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Bilkent University, 2017.

  • Young Scientist Award (Science Academy), Turkey 2017. 

  • Marie Curie Career Integration Grant, European Commission, 2014-2018. 

  • Career Development Grant, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, 2014-2017.

  • Full Scholarship, California Institute of Technology, 2003-2011. 

  • TÜBİTAK (Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council) Scholarship, 1999-2003.

  • Sabanci University High Honor Scholarship, 1999-2003.

  • Graduated with the first rank from Ankara Science Lyceum

  • Ranked 26th among 1 million students in University Entrance Exam nationwide.

  • Scholarship, 75 Young Students in the 75th year of Turkish Republic Award by Isbank, 1999. 

  • Gold Medal in the 31st International Chemistry Olympiad, Thailand, 1999. 

  • Presidential Honor presented by Süleyman Demirel, 1998. 

  • Bronze Medal in the 30th International Chemistry Olympiad, Australia, 1998. 

  • Ranked 126th in the Nationwide High School Entrance examination among 1 million students 1996.

  • Ranked among the top 10 students nationwide in Milliyet General Culture Knowledge Competition, 1996. 

  • Ranked 41st in the Nationwide Junior High School entrance examination among 1 million students 1992. 

 

 

Talks and Seminars

  • 2017    14th International Workshop on Nanomechanical Sensors (NMC 2017), 4-7 April, Kona, HI, USA (Invited)

  • 2016    AVS 63rd Symposium, 6-11 November, Nashville, TN, USA.

  • 2016    Turkish Physical Society 32nd International Physics Congress, 6-9 September 2016, Bodrum, Turkey (Invited)

  • 2016    Workshop on Physical, Biological and Chemical Foundations of Bioelectronics, Biophotonics and Biosensors, ICTP – Eurasian Centre for Advanced Research, 26-29 July 2016, Urla, Turkey (Invited)

  • 2015    EEMKON Electrical Electronics Engineering Conference, Turkish Society of Electrical  Engineers, 19-21 November, İstanbul Turkey (Invited)

  • 2014    NEMS 2014 - International Seminar on Nanomechanical Systems, 30/06-02/07 Paris,

  • France (Invited)

  • 2014  Mass Spectrometry: Applications to the Clinical Lab (MSACL) Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, March 1-5, 201

  • Seminar Talks: EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland (2007); Rowland Institute, Harvard, Boston, USA (2010); Kavli Nanoscience Inst.-Jet Propulsion Laboratory Joint Seminar, Pasadena, USA(2011&13) Atatürk Univ., Erzurum, Turkey (2011); EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland (2011); Koç Univ., Istanbul, Turkey (2011); Sabancı Univ., Istanbul, Turkey (2011).