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20122020

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Research profile

Burcu is a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at TU/e. She strives for the development, fabrication, and application of smart biomaterials to realize high-precision processing in high-throughput microfluidic settings. She specifically focuses on the design and development of lab-on-a-chip devices containing hydrogels for diversified life sciences applications. Burcu is also interested in combining data-mining and machine learning techniques with hypothesis-driven experimental research for future research. 

Academic background

Burcu Gumuscu worked as a senior researcher in Mesoscale Chemical Systems Research Group at the University of Twente, where she performed independent research on nano-fabricated arrays for biomolecule analysis. In 2017 and 2018, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Bioengineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley, where she developed microfluidic biosensors for single-cell analysis. She received her Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering from the BIOS Lab-on-a-chip group at the University of Twente. Her Ph.D. thesis primarily aimed at the design and development of microfluidic devices for next-generation sequencing, organ‐on-chip, and water desalination on the microscale. She is the recipient of the Pieter Langerhuizen grant given in 2019 by The Royal Holland Society of Sciences (KHMW). Burcu serves as a web writer at the Royal Society of Chemistry in collaboration with the development editor of Lab on a Chip Journal, and a review editor in Frontiers in Digital Health Journal. 

Education/Academic qualification

Biotechnology, University of California at Berkeley

20172018

Award Date: 1 Oct 2018

Nanotechnology, Doctor, University of Twente

20122016

Award Date: 15 Sep 2016

Analytical chemistry, Master, Bilkent University

20102012

Award Date: 5 Jul 2012

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