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Canan Dagdeviren

Canan Dagdeviren was the top of the list in her field to be entitled to a Fulbright Doctoral Fellow, which was given for the first time in Turkey in 2009, and she pursued her Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under supervision of Prof. John A. Rogers. The primary focuses of her research are applications of ferroelectric/piezoelectric materials and patterning techniques for unusual electronics with an emphasis on bio-inspired and bio-integrated systems, such as bio-sensors, actuators, transducers, and mechanical energy harvesters in flexible/stretchable forms. Currently, she is a post-doctoral associate at Robert Langer’s Lab at MIT. She has 15 journal papers, and holds over 30 prestigious awards. Recently, she has been selected as the innovator of the year among the first generation innovators of MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Turkey (default candidate of TR35 Global 2015).

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign