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Dr Hamdi Torun

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Hamdi Torun joined Northumbria University in 2017. Previously, he was an associate professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and affiliated with the Center for Life Sciences and Technologies at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. He is a co-founder and a board member of GlakoLens, a biomedical spinoff company. His research interests are in micro/nanotechnology especially for biomedical applications.

He received his B.S. degree from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2003, his M.S. degree from Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2005, and his Ph.D. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA in 2009, all in electrical engineering. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology during 2009-2010.

He received Technology Award from Elginkan Foundation, Turkey in 2016, Young Scientist Award from The Science Academy, Turkey in 2016, Innovator Under 35 Award from MIT Tech Review in 2014, and Marie Curie Fellowship (MC-IRG Grant) in 2011.

Hamdi Torun

Campus Address

Ellison Building
Room E404


Micro/Nanoengineering in development of sensors, actuators and systems integrated with microelectronic circuits and optical systems in application areas including biomolecular sensors, probe microscopy and detectors.  

Electromagnetic metamaterials covering microwave and terahertz frequencies with applications in sensing and imaging.

Acoustofluidics with applications in sensors and lab-on-chip devices.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Reduction of Ice Adhesion on Nanostructured and Nanoscale Slippery Surfaces, Haworth, L., Yang, D., Agrawal, P., Torun, H., Hou, X., McHale, G., Fu, Y. 31 Jan 2023, In: Nanotechnology and Precision Engineering
  • Acoustofluidic Patterning inside Capillary Tubes Using Standing Surface Acoustic Waves, Maramizonouz, S., Jia, C., Rahmati, M., Liu, Q., Torun, H., Wu, Q., Fu, Y. 15 Jan 2022, In: International Journal of Mechanical Sciences
  • Acousto-Pi: An Opto-Acoustofluidic System using Surface Acoustic Waves controlled with Open Source Electronics for Integrated In-Field Diagnostics, Vernon, J., Canyelles-Pericas, P., Torun, H., Dai, X., Ng, W., Binns, R., Busawon, K., Fu, Y. Jan 2022, In: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
  • An Embroidered Slot-loaded Patch Antenna for Characterization of Dielectric Materials, Elsdon, M., Zahertar, S., Torun, H., Dodd, L. 13 Dec 2022, In: Progress In Electromagnetics Research C
  • An integrated platform for metamaterial-based sensing and surface acoustic wave-based acoustofluidics utilising circular interdigital transducers, Zahertar, S., Torun, H., Tao, R., Canyelles-Pericas, P., Luo, J., Wu, Q., Fu, Y. 1 Mar 2022, In: Sensors and Diagnostics
  • A Strand Entangled Supramolecular PANI/PAA Hydrogel Enabled Ultra-Stretchable Strain Sensor, Liu, D., Zhou, H., Zhao, Y., Huyan, C., Wang, Z., Torun, H., Guo, Z., Dai, S., Xu, B., Chen, F. 24 Nov 2022, In: Small
  • Biofilm inspired fabrication of functional bacterial cellulose through ex-situ and in-situ approaches, Gilmour, K., Aljannat, M., Markwell, C., James, P., Scott, J., Jiang, Y., Torun, H., Dade-Robertson, M., Zhang, M. 22 Dec 2022, In: Carbohydrate Polymers
  • Breath monitoring, sleep disorder detection and tracking using thin film acoustic waves and open-source electronics, Vernon, J., Canyelles-Pericas, P., Torun, H., Binns, R., Ng, W., Wu, Q., Fu, Y. 1 Sep 2022, In: Nanotechnology and Precision Engineering
  • Detection and forecasting of shallow landslides: lessons from a natural laboratory, Bainbridge, R., Lim, M., Dunning, S., Winter, M., Diaz-Moreno, A., Martin, J., Torun, H., Sparkes, B., Khan, M., Jin, N. 31 Dec 2022, In: Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk
  • Dynamic mitigation mechanisms of rime icing with propagating surface acoustic waves, Yang, D., Haworth, L., Agrawal, P., Tao, R., McHale, G., Torun, H., Martin, J., Luo, J., Hou, X., Fu, Y. 20 Sep 2022, In: Langmuir

  • Luying Feng MINIATURISED MAGNETIC BEAD ACTUATOR-BASED ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPE FOR SINGLE-MOLECULE MEASUREMENTS Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 21/01/2021
  • Shahrzad Zahertar Development of Electromagnetic Metamaterials and Surface Acoustic Wave Transducers on a Single Device Geometry Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 24/03/2021
  • Steven Armstrong Evaporation of Sessile Droplets on Pinning-Free Surfaces Start Date: 24/07/2020 End Date: 21/01/2021
  • Christopher Markwell Development of an Integrated Platform for Probe Microscopy-Based Mechanobiology Experiments Start Date: 01/10/2018

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering PhD January 04 2010
  • Fellow of Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining FIMMM 2022
  • Fellow (HEA) 2019


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