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Ali Akpek

Gebze Technical University

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor, Bioengineering Department, Gebze Technical University (Dec 2018- Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Bioengineering Department, Gebze Technical University (Jun 2017 – Dec 2018)
  • Visiting Professor, Harvard MIT Division of Health Science and Technology (2015-2016)
  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department, İstanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University (2014-2017)
  • Research Assistant, Mechano-Micro Engineering Department, Tokyo Institute of Technology, (2011-2014)
  • Research Assistant, Bioengineering Department, University of Tokyo (2010-2011)

Last 5 Publications

  • Heinrich, M. A., Liu, W., Jimenez, A., Yang, J., Akpek, A., Liu, X., Prakash, J. (2019). 3D bioprinting: from benches to translational applications. Small, 15(23), 1805510.
  • Akpek, A. (2019). A novel design of an electromagnetically levitated vibrational viscometer for biomedical and clinical applications. Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences27(2), 819-831.
  • Kızılkurtlu, A. A., Polat, T., Aydın, G. B., & Akpek, A. (2018). Lung on a chip for drug screening and design. Current pharmaceutical design24(45), 5386-5396.
  • AVCI, H., GÜZEL, F. D., Erol, S., Akpek, A. (2018). Recent advances in organ-on-a-chip technologies and future challenges: a review. Turkish Journal of Chemistry, 42(3), 587-610.
  • Akpek, A. (2018). Development of a heart assist device as a vibrational viscometer that estimates blood viscosity. Journal of the Faculty of Engineering & Architecture of Gazi University, 2018, 1-15.


  • Biotechnology Society of Turkey
  • Japan Fluid Power System Society


  • Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council (TUBITAK) Post-doctoral Fellowship
  • Graduation with Honor from Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Monbukagakusho Scholarship of Japan
  • Graduation with Honor from Ege University