ASSISTANT PROFESSOR LEVENT BEKER

Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

ERC Starting Grant 2021

2ND-CHANCE : Implantable sensors and ultrasonic data link with triggered bioresorption for next-gen wireless cardiac monitoring

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Dr. Levent Beker received his PhD at the UC Berkeley, followed by a postdoctoral research at Stanford University. Currently he is leading the Bio-integrated Microdevices Laboratory which focuses on wearable and implantable medical devices to overcome grand challenges in medicine.

Levent Beker received one of the first ERC grants in Turkey under the European Commission’s new Horizon Europe Programme (2021-2027). In 2ND-CHANCE, Dr. Beker will be developing a device that will predict the symptoms of heart disease and alert the patient before their condition reaches a critical level.

2ND-CHANCE aims to build the components of next-generation wireless cardiac implants through a ground-breaking approach. The interdisciplinary research design aims to develop new bioresorbable materials, sensors and wireless communication system followed by in vivo demonstrations.

Dr. Beker is further expecting potential breakthroughs in fields where monitoring of tissues and biomarkers is crucial such as neurology and ophthalmology, and open new research perspectives.

Dr. Beker received his PhD at the UC Berkeley, followed by a postdoctoral research at Stanford University. Currently he is leading the Bio-integrated Microdevices Laboratory (microdevices.ku.edu.tr) which focuses on wearable and implantable medical devices to overcome grand challenges in medicine.