Facilities

Our research team works in the Microfluidics and Microthermal Systems Laboratory at Sabanci University Nanotechnology Research and Applications Center (SUNUM).
We have the following systems in our laboratory:
FLIR SC3000 Thermal Camera System
Phantom v 310 High Speed Camera System
Dantec Dynamics Micro- Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) System
We also have broad access to SUNUM Micro/nano Fabrication Lab, which is one of the largest, well equipped and most modern cleanrooms in Turkey and is equipped with high tech, state of the art equipment specifically selected for lithography, thin film deposition and etching, testing and characterization processes that enable successful realization of micro and nano scale smart devices.

Research/ Teaching Experience

2015- Sabanci University Istanbul, Turkey
Full Professor

2010-2015 Sabanci University Istanbul, Turkey
Associate Professor

2007-2010 Sabanci University Istanbul, Turkey
Assistant Professor

2006-2007 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
Post-Doctoral Research Associate

2007 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
Instructor

-Dynamics

2003-2006 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
Research Assistant



2002-2003 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
Research Assistant



2001-2005 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
Teaching Assistant

Short bio

Prof. Dr. Ali Kosar is one of pioneers in the design and development of new generation micro heat sinks and microfluidic devices. His research interests cover heat and fluid flow in micro/nano scale, nanofluids, forced convection, boiling heat transfer, and cavitation. He has broad experience and knowledge on various types of experiments on heat and fluid flow and phase change phenomena in micro/nano scale. He aims at making contributions to the scientific knowledge in heat and fluid flow in micro/nano domains. The results of his research have already generated more than 85 accepted/published journal research articles (received more than 1500 citations) which have been published in prestigious journals like Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Journal of Heat Transfer, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems and International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. Moreover, he also has more than 50 conference papers in prestigious and well attended international conferences such as International Conference on Minichannels and Microchannels (ICNMM), Micro and Nano Flows (MNF) and ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress. He gave over 50 seminars and invited lectures/talks at various institutions and conferences. Recently, he has seven pending patent applications (3 granted). He received many international and national awards such as ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) ICNMM (International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels) Early Career Award, Japan, Sapporo (2013), Kadir Has Outstanding Young Investigator Award, (March 2013), and TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Incentive Award (July 2012). Among these awards, TUBITAK Incentive Award is the most prestigious award in Turkey a junior faculty member could every win, while ICNMM Early Career Award recognizes a professional early in her/his career whose emerging work on mini scale, micro scale, or nano scale systems represents an exceptional contribution to current and future directions of research in this field. In addition, during the last five years, he has been successful to secure funding of more than 2,500,000 Euro from a wide variety of resources. He also serves as a reviewer in many prestigious journals. He recently was selected as Global Young Academy Member, Global Young Academy (GYA, http://www.globalyoungacademy.net/) and Scientific Council Member, International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT, http://www.ichmt.org/).

Recent Awards

Sedat Simavi Foundation Award, Natural Sciences, 2016
Elginkan Foundation Science and Technology Award: SUTAB (Sabanci University Tissue Ablating Bubbles) Project
Award of Merit in Poster Competition in ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) 2015 NEMB Conference (with Arzu Ozbey)
Global Young Academy Member - Global Young Academy
Newton Fund - Royal Academy of Engineering
Young Scientist of the Year Award - Science Heroes Association 2015
Best Patent Award, Patens With Stars - Patents with Stars, Yildiz Technical University 2014 (With Prof. Kursat Sendur and Prof. Pinar Menguc)
ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) MEMS (Microelectromechanical System) Division Best Paper Award 2014
ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) ICNMM (International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels) Early Career Award, Japan, Sapporo (2013)
Science Academy Outstanding Scientist Award (BAGEP) 2014
Kadir Has Outstanding Young Investigator Award, March 2013
TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Incentive Award, July 2012
Eser Tumen Outstanding Success Award of Feyzi Akkaya Scientific Events Support Fund (FABED), July 2012
METU (Middle East Technical University) Prof. Mustafa N. Parlar Foundation Research Incentive Award, December 2011
Outstanding Young Researcher Award (GEBIP), Turkish Academy of Sciences, June 2011

Education

2003-2006 Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
2001-2003 M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
1997-2001 B.S., Bogazici University (Bosphorus University) Istanbul, Turkey