Speaker: Sema Dumanlı Oktar
Title: Antennalive: Antennas Reconfigured by Living Cells
Date/Time: 2 December 2020/ 13:40 - 14:30
Zoom: Meeting ID: 973 4726 6762
Abstract: My ultimate goal in life is to tackle the antimicrobial resistance problem. This talk is going to be on my projects designed around it. These projects through electromagnetic modeling and innovative antenna technologies try to reach the targets of detection and real-time monitoring of infection in the body. Creating gateways between living cells communicating at the nanoscale and the electronic devices that operate at the human scale, namely transforming signals received from the living cells to Body Area Networks (BANs), we aim to transfer information such as detection of infection to machines and/or humans. In this context, I am going to cover how we utilize synthetic biology for our purposes, how we design active and passive implant antennas for this application, and novel techniques for improving the performance of wearable reader antennas that communicate with implant antennas.
Bio:Sema Dumanli received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi, Ankara, Turkey, in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree from the university of Bristol, Bristol, U.K., in 2010. She was with Toshiba Research Europe, Bristol, as a Research Engineer and a Senior Research Engineer from 2010 to 2017. She is currently an Assistant Professor with Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. She is the founder of Antennas and Propagation Research Laboratory (BOUNtenna). Her current research interests include antenna design for body area networks, implantable and wearable devices, eHealth, and molecular communications.