Dr. Savas Tasoglu is currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and KUTTAM, Koc University and Adjunct Associate Professor of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Bogazici University. Dr. Tasoglu obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from METU (2006) and Koc University (2008), respectively. Dr. Tasoglu received his Ph.D. in 2011 from UC Berkeley, with a research focus on transport phenomena and pharmacokinetics of anti-HIV microbicide drug delivery. Dr. Tasoglu held a postdoctoral appointment at Harvard Medical School and Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology between 2011 and 2014. His current research interests are point-of-care diagnostic devices, bioprinting, magnetic focusing and levitation, microfluidics, and regenerative medicine. He serves on the editorial board of several journals including Bioprinting (Elsevier), Scientific Reports (Nature), iScience (Cell), Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine (FSG), Micromachines, and International Journal of Bioprinting. Dr. Tasoglu holds 5 patents and has published 60+ articles in journals such as Nature Communications, Nature Materials, Advanced Materials, PNAS, Small, ACS Nano, Chemical Society Reviews, Trends in Biotechnology, Scientific Reports, Physics of Fluids, and Journal of Computational Neuroscience. His work has been featured at the cover of Advanced Materials, Small, Trends in Biotechnology, and Physics of Fluids and highlighted in Nature, Nature Physics, Nature Medicine, Boston Globe, Reuters Health, and Boston Magazine.



2020 ODTÜ Prof. Dr. Mustafa N. Parlar Foundation Technology Incentive Award
2020 Turkey Academy of Sciences Distinguished Young Scientist Award (GEBIP)
2020 TGC Sedat Simavi Health Sciences Award
2020 Newton-Katip Çelebi Transforming Systems through Partnership Award
2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (2020-22)
2020 Alexander Von Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers (2021-2023) – Host: Max Planck Institute
2020 Science Heroes Association (Bilim Kahramanları Derneği) Scientist of the Year Award
2020 Science Academy The Young Scientists Award (BAGEP)
2019 TUBITAK 2232 Uluslararası Lider Araştırmacılar Programı Ödülü (2020-2023)
2018 The Wolff New Venture Competition Award (QRfertile)
2018 UCONN Innovation Quest Award (QRfertile)
2018 Connecticut Innovations Third Bridge Award (QRfertile)
2017 Connecticut Innovations 2017 Biopipeline Award (A Versatile and Low-Cost Bioprinter for Personalized Medicine)
2016 Connecticut Innovations Third Bridge Award (mBiotics)
2016 UCONN Innovation Quest Award (mBiotics)
2016 Connecticut Innovations 2016 Biopipeline Award (Magnetic Levitation for Point-of-Care Diagnosis)
2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Accelerate Award
2015 UConn Provost’s Teaching Innovation Grant Award
2015 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientist Development Award (3-year award, total: $230.440)
2014 NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award (5-year award, total: $959.083 – Dr. Tasoglu declined the award)
2011 UC, Berkeley Institute Fellow for 2011 Summer Institute for Preparing Future Faculty
2010 Chang-Lin Tien Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering
2010 APS Travel Grant for Opportunities in Energy Research
2009 UC, Berkeley Mary Elizabeth Rennie endowment for Epilepsy Research and California HIV/AIDS Research Program
2008 2219 Fellowship, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
2008 Ranked 1st among graduates of Koc University (4.0/4.0)
2006 Full Graduate Scholarship, Koc University
2006 Graduate Fellowship, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey


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