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Prof. Dr. Ali Koşar

Sabancı University FENS

Work Experience

-September 2016-present- Co-Director of Center of Excellencefor Functional Surfaces and Interfacesfor Nano Diagnostics (EFSUN) Sabanci University, Istanbul, TURKEY

-November 2015-present- Full Professor Microthermal and Microfluidic Systems Laboratory, Mechatronics, Sabanci University, Istanbul, TURKEY

-May 2010-November 2015- AssociateProfessor Microthermaland Microfluidic Systems Laboratory, Mechatronics, Sabanci University, Istanbul, TURKEY

-September 2007-April 2010- Assistant Professor Microsystems Laboratory, Mechatronics, Sabanci University, Istanbul, TURKEY

-February 2007- August 2007-Adjunct FacultyMember Microthermal and Microfluidic Systems Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA

Research Interests

Hydrodynamic Cavitation,

Boiling Heat Transfer,

Micro- and Nanoflows,

Micro/Nanoscale Heat Transfer

Last 5 Publications

1. Sadaghiani, A.K.,Motezakker, A.R., Kasap, S., Kaya, I.O. andKosar, A., “Foam-like 3-D graphene coatings for cooling systems involving phase change,” ACS Omega, ACS Omega, 3(3), pp. 2804-2811, 2018.

2. Karimzadehkhouei, M.,Shojaeian, M., Sadaghiani, A.K., Sendur, K., Menguc, M.P., and Koşar, A., “Entropy Generation Analysis of Laminar Flows of Water-Based Nanofluids in Horizontal Minitubesunder Constant Heat Flux Conditions,” Entropy, 20(4), 242, 2018.

3. Ghorbani, M.,Sozer, C., Alcan, G., Unel, M., Ekici, S., Uvet, H., andKosar, A.,”Biomedical device prototype based on small scale hydrodynamic cavitation,” AIP Advances, 8, 035108, 2018.

4. Ismael, L.,Sendur, K., Kosar, A., andMenguc, P., “TheEffect of Electrostatic Stabilization on Thermal Radiation Phenomena in Nanosuspensions: Photo-thermal energy conversion applications,” Renewable Energy, 119, pp. 625-640, 2018.

5. Sadaghiani, A.K. and Koşar, A., ” Numerical investigations on the effect of fin shape and surface roughness on hydro thermal characteristics of slip flows in microchannels with pin fins,” International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 124, 2018.


1. Sendur, K.,Kosar, A., andMenguc, M. P., “Nanoplasmonic device with nanoscale cooling,” International Patent. JP5883938 B2, KR101719886 B1.

2. Kosar, A.,Perk, O.Y., “Pharmaceutical Drug Delivery System,” International Patent. EP2918263 B1.

3. Kosar, A., “An apparatus for using hydrodynamic cavitation in medical treatment,” International Patent. US8986322 B2, EP2568893 B1, JP5647338 B2.


Scientific Council Member,

-International Centrefor Heatand Mass Transfer (ICHMT, (http://www.ichmt.org/), -Global Young Academy (GYA),

-American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), -Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE),

-Member of American Institute of Physics (AIP), -Member of American Chemical Society (ACS)


-Author of thearticle in the Most Downloaded Articles List in the AIP Advances,

-METU(Middle East Technical University) Prof. Mustafa N. Parlar Foundation Technology Incentive Award, December 2017,

-Honorable Runner-up of the Picture of the Month Contest of the Center of Micronanotechnology at EPFL for July 2017 (with Ahmad Reza Motezakkerand Dr. Guillermo Luis Villanueva): (https://cmi.epfl.ch/photogallery/picture_month/Honorable.php/,

-Sedat Simavi Foundation Award, Natural Sciences, 2016: (http://www.milliyet.com.tr/tgc-sedat-simavi-odulleri-ni-gundem-2354822/,

-Author of the article in the 50 Most Downloaded Articles List in the IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/topAccessedArticles.jsp?punumber=4664312,

-Elginkan Foundation Science and Technology Award: SUTAB (Sabanci University Tissue Ablating Bubbles) Project: http://gazetesu.sabanciuniv.edu/en/2016-01/sutab-received-elginkan-foundation-technology-award,

-Newton Fund in the framework of Newton Research Collaboration Programme of Royal Academy of Engineering 2015, -JCI- Junior Chamber International-Turkey Branch ‘TOYP 2015-Ten Outstanding Persons of Turkey’Award in Scientific Leadership,

-Young Scientist of the Year Award of the Science Heroes Association 2015, -Gursel Sonmez Research Award of Sabanci University (with Mostafa Shojaeian),

-Award of Merit in Poster Competition in ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) 2015 NEMB Conference (with Arzu Ozbey), -ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) MEMS (Microelectromechanical System) Division Best Paper Award 2014, -Science Academy Outstanding Young Investigator Award (BAGEP) 2014,

-Yildiz Technical University Patentswith Stars (Yıldızlı Patentler) Award (with Dr. Kursa tSendurand Pinar Menguc), -Coverarticle in the Journal of Microscaleand Nanoscale Thermophyscial Engineering, Volume: 18 Issue: 4 Page: 313-328, -ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) ICNMM (International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels) Early Career Award, Japan, Sapporo (2013),

-Kadir Has Outstanding Young Investigator Award, March 2013, -TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Incentive Award, July 2012 (Equivalent to Presidential Award),

-Eser Tumen Outstanding Success Award of Feyzi Akkaya Scientific Events Support Fund (FABED), July 2012,

-METU (Middle East Technical University) Prof. Mustafa N. Parlar Foundation Research Incentive Award, December 2011, Outstanding Young Researcher Award, Turkish Academy of Sciences, June 2011.