Members

Macit Emre Laçin

Macit Emre Laçin studied Molecular Biology and Genetics at Bilkent University. He then joined the Psychobiology Lab at Boğaziçi University, where he studied the neurogenic and neurotrophic effects of light exposure in rats. Following his master’s, he went to the United States to complete his PhD in Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. During his graduate studies, he worked on cell-based fluorescent sensors designed to report brain neurotransmitter level changes in vivo. Emre joined BOUNtenna Lab in May 2021 and will be developing bacterial sensors which will monitor physiological parameters and interact with a biodegradable antenna as part of the AntennAlive Project.

Oğuz Kaan Erden

Oğuz Kaan Erden received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, from Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey and Boğaziçi University Istanbul, Turkey in 2017 and 2020, respectively. He was a member of Microsystems Lab during his B.Sc. degree. He is currently a PhD student at Boğaziçi University, a member of BOUNtenna and AntennaLive, and working as an R&D engineer at a tech start-up GlakoLens AS. His research interests include implantable and wearable antennas, biosensors, biomedical optics, MEMS, and metamaterials.

Uzay Bengi

Uzay Bengi received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2020 and currently is an M.Sc. student at Boğaziçi University.

He has been a researcher at the Antennas & Propagation Laboratory (BOUNtenna) since 2019 and working as a teaching assistant at Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Istanbul, Turkey, since 2021. His current research covers antenna design for body area networks, wearable wireless monitoring systems and implantable devices.

Çağla Karabulut

Çağla Karabulut received her B.Sc. degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from İstanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2020. During her BSc, she worked on developing low-power wide-area (LPWAN) sensor networks for large scale remote area deployments such as Vodafone Akıllı Köy in Aydın, Turkey. She is currently an M.Sc. student in Electronics at Boğaziçi University and a member of BOUNtenna and AntennAlive since March 2021. Her current research interests include implantable antenna designs for IoHT applications.

İpek Hilal Kacar

İpek Hilal Kacar received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2019 and 2022, respectively. She has been a researcher in Microsystems and Biosensors Research Groups in Bilgi University since 2019. She is currently a Ph.D. student at Boğaziçi University as a member of BOUNtenna and AntennaLive, and working as a teaching assistant at Bilgi University since 2022.

Gökhan Özdemir

Gökhan Özdemir received his B.Sc. degree in Elecrical&Electronics Engineering from Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey, in 2020 and is an M.Sc. student at Boğaziçi University.
He has been a member of the Antennas & Propagation Laboratory (BOUNtenna) since 2022, his research interests cover wearable wireless communication systems and implantable devices.