Dr. Melikhan Tanyeri received his B.S. degree from Bogazici University in 1999, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Davis in 2006. During 2006-2012, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Charles Schroeder at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Between 2013-2016, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Istanbul Sehir University. After a brief research scientist position at the University of Chicago, he joined the Department of Engineering as an assistant professor of biomedical engineering.
His research interests include microfluidics, chemical and biomolecular sensors, and high-resolution imaging. His research accomplishments include the first demonstration of lasing spherical microdroplets in a microfabricated device. He developed chemical and biological sensor platforms based on micro and nanoscale optofluidic systems. More recently, he established a new class of microfluidic tools for single-particle and cell manipulation towards applications in nano- and biotechnology.