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

September 2016-present- Co-Director
Center of Excellence for Functional Surfaces and Interfaces for Nano Diagnostics (EFSUN) Sabanci University, Istanbul, TURKEY


November 2015-present- Full Professor
Microthermal and Microfluidic Systems Laboratory, Mechatronics, Sabanci University, Istanbul, TURKEY


May 2010-November 2015- Associate Professor
Microthermal and Microfluidic Systems Laboratory, Mechatronics, Sabanci University, Istanbul, TURKEY


September 2007-April 2010- Assistant Professor
Microsystems Laboratory, Mechatronics, Sabanci University, Istanbul, TURKEY

February 2007- August 2007-Adjunct Faculty Member
Microthermal and Microfluidic Systems Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA

Short bio

Ali Kosar is one of pioneers in the design and development of new generation micro heat sinks and microfluidic devices. His research interests constitute a wide spectrum covering heat and fluid flow in micro/nano scale, forced convection, multi-phase flow, and cavitation. He aims at contributing to the literature by removing the lack of information about micro/nano scale heat transfer and fluid flow and providing experimental data and design guidelines for futuristic cooling and microfluidic system technologies. 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 100 accepted/published journal research articles (received more than 2000 citations, h-index: 23, according to Web of Science) 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 60 conference papers in prestigious and well attended international conferences. He gave over 60 seminars and invited lectures/talks at various institutions and conferences. He has 3 granted patents and 7 pending patent applications. He received many awards such as METU (Middle East Technical University) Prof. Mustafa N. Parlar Foundation Technology Award (2017), Sedat Simavi Foundation Natural Sciences Award (2016), Elginkan Foundation Science and Technology Award (2016),Ten Outstanding Young Persons Turkey Award in Scientific Leadership (TOYP 2015), Young Scientist of the Year Award of Science Heroes Association Science (2015), Science Academy Young Investigator Award (BAGEP 2014), ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) ICNMM (International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels) Outstanding 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 (2011), and Outstanding Young Researcher Award, Turkish Academy of Sciences (2011). In addition, during the last five years, he has been successful to secure substantial funding from a wide variety of resources.

Recent Awards

Newton-Katip Celebi Fund, 2019
Poster Award in Poster Competition in 2018 Symposium on Advances in Thermal and Fluid Sciences (with Abdolali Khalil Sadaghiani), June 2018
METU (Middle East Technical University) Prof. Mustafa N. Parlar Foundation Technology Incentive Award, December 2017
Honorable Runner-up of the Picture of the Month Contest of the Center of Micronanotechnology at EPFL for July 2017 (with Ahmad Reza Motezakker and Dr. Guillermo Luis Villanueva): https://cmi.epfl.ch/photogallery/picture_month/Honorable.php/
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