BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING at YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY

Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering that applies the fundamental engineering principles and methods to solve health-care related problems using advanced quantitative and analytical techniques. The main goal of this study is to utilize engineering methods to help people live longer, higher quality and healthier lives.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Yeditepe University was founded in 2004. The first group of students graduated from the department in 2008. Currently, the department consists of five full-time faculty and over two hundred fifty undergraduate students.

The main areas of research of the faculty are production of new biomaterials for dental and medical applications, photobiology, photochemistry, development of novel medical imaging techniques, and design of novel medical instruments and devices like electronic implants.

The department has several high quality laboratory facilities including Biomedical Electronics, Biomedical Instrumentation, Biomaterials (X-ray Diffraction), Medical Imaging, Microprocessor and Microcontroller, and Optical Spectroscopy labs.

The undergraduate curriculum consists of courses in basic sciences, engineering sciences, biology, physiology, engineering design and management, social and economical sciences, and Turkish language and history. All the courses are taught in English.

The freshman year consists of classes to build a foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, scientific computing, engineering design and an introduction to biomedical engineering. The sophomore year includes courses in biological and medical physics, biomechanics, physiology, electrical circuits, electromagnetic fields and waves, and biomaterials. The junior year curriculum offers courses in biomedical electronics and instrumentation, sensors and transducers, and signals and systems. The senior year curriculum includes courses in microprocessors and microcontrollers, medical imaging and six technical elective courses.

Technical elective courses are designed to further educate students in several specialized areas of biomedical engineering, including orthopedic cements for hard tissue repair, biomedical and dental graft materials, biometry for analytical reasoning and modeling, pain management techniques, expert systems in biomedical engineering, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) and medical image processing and computing.

Many of the courses include a laboratory component where students receive hands-on training in the instruments, technologies, principles, or techniques taught in the course.

Senior students are expected to complete an engineering project during which they work closely with the faculty and conduct research that may produce conference proceedings, publications and patents.

Through internships, students find the opportunity to work at prestigious private companies, hospitals, medical centers or research centers.

The students are encouraged to participate in international student exchange programs like ERASMUS program.

Double major and minor programs in connection with the other engineering departments at Yeditepe University are also offered by the department.

Graduates are well-prepared to enter the workforce in industry with medical products companies or medical centers and hospitals, or pursue advanced education in graduate school.

* The Master’s program in Biomedical Engineering (thesis based) has been applied for and waiting the approval of The Council of Higher Education of Turkey.

COLLABORATIONS

Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic.

Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Biomedical Engineering Center, Ankara, Turkey

Institute of Cancer Research, CR-UK and EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre, UK

The Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, İzmir, Turkey

The Surbeck Laboratory of Advanced Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, USA
ALUMNI
2014 Cemile G. POLAT, Muhammed T. GÖKPINAR, Caner KOÇ, Tuğçe YAŞAR, Mehmet İ. ERDOĞDU, Engin ESİN, Mustafa E. ERDEM, Buse AYGÖR, Nusret D. ÖZDEN, Rüştü TAŞKAN, Gizem KARAKAYA, Dünyam ÇALGAN, Erdal C. ÇAM, Cem A. AYDINALP, Özge MANSUROĞLU, Gözde BULUŞ, Deniz ELMALI, Işılay ÖZSAN, Özgür AYDIN, Bedigül BATMAZ, Hasan C. ÖZKAN, Burcu TANIR, Bahadır UFUK, Arda AHRETLİK, Şefika Elif BERENT ŞİMŞEKLİ, Yusuf T. DEMİRKALE, Zühal Aslı KÖKLÜ, Sait C. ÇIRAY, Anday DURU, Canan HASANCAOĞLU, Selin TERZİOĞLU, Nida GÜLTEKİN, Ediz DOĞRU, Ahmet TOPKARA, Nadire M. BİLİCİ
2013 Uğur MİNKAR, Atakan KOZİK, Gözde YAŞAR, Melda KARAOĞLU, Arzu B. BİLİR, Bengi ASFUROĞLU, Ayşe Ece MENEKŞE, Ali İ. GÖKALP, Burcum G. ÜNAL, İsmail C. DAMGACI, Umur Ç. AYDIN, Onur HARMANDAR, Bahar YAVUZ, Uğur YURTTAŞ, Ercüment C. TURAN, Ayten E. ÖZKUL, Cemra F. DEMİRBAĞ, Uğur TANRIVERDİ, Selin ÇOBAN, Hazal ÇEBEN, Şermin BİLGİNER, Cansu ERDİNÇ, Sarp ERTAŞ, Melih KILIÇ, Ceren ARTUNER, Hande AYCAN, Türkiz BİNDAL, Fahriye ÇETİN, Ceren DOĞAN, İpek DÜZENLİ, Zeynep KARABALIK, Dilay KAYIŞ, Pelin OĞUZ, Ecem M. ONARAN, Hüseyin E. RODOPMAN, Ecem ŞAHİN, Didem ŞENER, Melike TARLAKAZAN, İbrahim TÜFEKCİ, Serra Y. TÜMAY, Ömer A. YILDIZ
2012 Yusuf ERDOĞAN, Buse BULUT, Mehmet Serdar TEKE, Nur GÜLBAY, Dila ZAİMOĞLU, Tolga IŞIKGÜN, Melis KURTOĞLU, Burcu ALTINKAYA, Sezin EREN, Esra ARİFİOĞLO, İsmail KÖPÜKLÜ, Berna ATİŞ, Gözde TUĞCU
2011 Nurten Ceren AŞKIN, Muhammmed AVCI, Osman Melih CAN, Sinem Sigal CEMAL, Bora ÇÖRÜŞ, Öznur DEMİR, Safa DEMİRKAN, Özge EROL, Gökçe Hale HATAY, Büşra KAHRAMAN, Aylin NUHOĞLU, Bilge TEKİNALP, Neslihan TEMİZEL, Ersin UZMEN
2010 Murat BIÇAKÇI, Faruk Emir ERSOY, Giray GİRİŞKEN,Tuğçe GÖBRİŞ, Gökçe KURTULUŞ, Seçil ÖZBAYRAKTAR, Arda SAVDA, İhsan Emre YILDIRIM
2009 Şükran AKBAY, Hamdi ARMAĞAN, Duygu BENGİ, Sevcan BOZKURT, Metin DELİKURT,Melike GÜNEY, Caner GÜRHAN, Özge HİNDİSTAN, Kübra Aslıhan JADİDİ, Yakup Onur KARAKUŞ, Yudum KİP, Cihat KOYUNCU, İbrahim MERT, Yakup ÖZSEZER, Özgecan ÖZYILDIRIM, Şeyma TUNCER
2008 Nazlı Deniz BAYAR, Güray YÜCE, Ali DEMİR