Bio


I am a postdoctoral researcher working with Professor Zhenan Bao . My research interest is to develop implantable and wearable medical devices to make life easier for people in need by using stretchable, biodegradable materials and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology.

I received my PhD from Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley and worked on MEMS energy harvesters for neural implants and harsh environment sensors. I received BSc and MSc degrees from Middle East Technical University, Turkey, where I invented the self-powered and fully implantable cochlear implant.

Professional Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of California Berkeley (2017)
  • Master of Science, Middle East Technical University (2013)
  • Bachelor of Science, Middle East Technical University (2010)

All Publications


  • Piezoresistive stretchable strain sensors with human machine interface demonstrations SENSORS AND ACTUATORS A-PHYSICAL Wu, Y., Karakurt, I., Beker, L., Kubota, Y., Xu, R., Ho, K., Zhao, S., Zhong, J., Zhang, M., Wang, X., Lin, L. 2018; 279: 46–52