Sabanci University, Mechatronics Engineering Program

Ali Kosar received the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, in 2001. He pursued his graduate study in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute between 2001 and 2006. He completed his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 2003 and 2006, respectively. He continued with his post doctoral study the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute between 2006 and 2007 and joined the Department of Mechatronics Engineering at Sabanci University, Istanbul in Fall 2007.

Short Bio

Prof. Dr. Ali Kosar is one of few 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. His research made significant contributions to the scientific knowledge in heat and fluid flow in micro/nano domains. The results of his research have already generated more than 50 accepted/published journal research articles (received more than 1000 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 four pending patent applications, and one other patent application is in preparation. He received many awards such as Science Academy Young Investigator Award (BAGEP 2014), 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), 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) (2012), METU (Middle East Technical University) Prof. Mustafa N. Parlar Foundation Research Incentive Award (December 2011), and Outstanding Young Researcher Award, Turkish Academy of Sciences (June 2011). 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, and Scientific Council Member, International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT,


Ali Kosar

Sabanci University
Mechatronics Engineering Program
Orhanli, 34956, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 (216) 483 9621
Fax: +90 (216) 483 9550