" Telehealth systems for point-of-care diagnostics "


Asst. Prof. Dr. Hatice Ceylan Koydemir

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Center for Remote Health Technologies and Systems

Texas A&M University

Date: Friday, July 28th, 2023

Time: 14:00

Place (Hybrid): METU-MEMS Center Seminar Room

Online Seminar Registration:

Who: All interested are cordially invited.


Advancements in semiconductor technology greatly impact the development of new technologies in the communication market and the development of new sensors, systems, and technologies for healthcare. These advancements also bring a set of advantages to the developed sensors, such as low cost, high sensitivity, accessibility, and integration of the sensors with communication devices, called telemedicine. Telemedicine can bring a medical specialist into a patient's living room through point-of-care diagnostic devices, smart home healthcare, and wearables. Telemedicine can link a desert health clinic to a big-city hospital. These technologies can have optical, electrochemical, magnetic, and mechanical sensors to detect or sense the target analyte at the point of care. In this seminar, I will give some examples of photonics-based point-of-care diagnostics. In the first part of the talk, I will introduce lens-based and lens-less on-chip imaging technologies. Then, I will provide a brief overview of global health topics that I have studied so far and then describe each topic with the design and fabrication details of the developed biosensors and portable optical platforms, including their sample preparation procedures, data processing, data analysis, and learning approaches. I will conclude my talk with a summary of the advantages of mobile sensing and monitoring tools.


Hatice Ceylan Koydemir has been a tenure-track assistant professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department and Center for Remote Health Technologies and Systems at Texas A&M University (TAMU) since August 2021. She is a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station member and Thrust-2 Co-leader of the NSF-funded Precise Advanced Technologies and Health Systems for Underserved Populations (PATHS-UP) Engineering Research Center (ERC). She is the Director of the Integrated Biomedical Sensing and Imaging Laboratory and currently mentors a diverse team of researchers. She completed her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Middle East Technical University in 2013 and joined the Bio- and Nanophotonics Laboratory in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her postdoctoral studies. In 2018, she was promoted to the Assistant Project Scientist position at UCLA. Her research interests are in the development of noninvasive/minimally invasive biomedical technologies for on-body monitoring of diseases to advance healthcare. She has co-authored 38+ peer-reviewed journal articles, 7 awarded/submitted patents, 1 book, 1 book chapter, 100+ conference presentations, and given 12 invited talks.

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25/07/2023 - 15:08