Omer Aydin

Erciyes Universitesi, Muhendislik Fak. Biyomedikal Müh. Bölümü E304, Talas/KAYSERI, TURK e-mail:,



PhD.: 2010-2016 The University of Michigan (ANN ARBOR, USA), Department of Biomedical Engineering

M.Sc.: 2007- 2009 Yeditepe University (ISTANBUL, TURKEY), Department of Genetics & Bioengineering (The top, 1st Ranked)

B.Sc.: 2003- 2007 Başkent University (ANKARA, TURKEY), Department of Biomedical Engineering ( Top of 3rd of Biomedical Engineering, high honor)


My research focuses on the development of gene/drug delivery systems that enhance the therapeutic activity of the incorporated gene/drug molecules while eliminating or minimizing their potential side effects. Also, I have designed perfluorocarbon loaded-nanodroplets for ultrasound-mediated cellular ablation without using any drug. Further I am interested to engineer a Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy based nanobiosensor for the detection of bacteria, tumor cells, and food contaminants. Specific areas of research include:

  • Design and synthesis of “smart” particles for drug delivery (pH sensitive and thermoresponsive), and gene delivery,
  • Design ultrasound-based immunotherapy,
  • Development of bone-targeted nanoparticles for therapeutic and imaging systems,
  • Development of targeted nanoparticles for ultrasound imaging/therapy, gas-encapsulated nanodroplets,
  • Controlled polymerizations methods, (Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP),
  • Click chemistry, surface modification
  • Development of PDMS surfaces and novel materials for diagnostics and biosensors applications
  • Applications of nanotechnology in biology and medicine
  • Synthesis and modification of gold and silver nanoparticles for different purposes
  • Raman spectroscopy, Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS)
  • UV/Vis Spectroscopy, Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Flow Cytometry, HPLC, FT-IR, NMR, SEM, AFM, GPC, and Zeta-Sizer
  • Molecular and Biomolecular Assays, Cell Culture, 3D Spheroid Formulation, and Animal Tumor Models


2019- …..  Assistant Prof, Erciyes University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering (KAYSERI, TURKEY).

2018-2019 Junior Faculty, Erciyes University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering (KAYSERI, TURKEY).

2017-2018 Visitor Scholar, Bogazici University, The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (ISTANBUL, TURKEY).

2016-2018 Post-Doc Fellow, National Institute of Health (NIH), Clinical Center, (BETHESDA, MD, US)

2010-2016, Research Assistant, The University of Michigan, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering (ANN ARBOR, MI, US).

2007- 2009, Research Assistant, Yeditepe University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Genetics and Bioengineering (ISTANBUL, TURKEY). 

2005-2006 Summer Training Research and Development Service of Electronics (about Broking Kidney Stone Devices) (Ostim/ANKARA, TURKEY)

2004-2005 Clinical Engineering Summer Training Başkent University Konya Hospital (KONYA, TURKEY)