Prof. Dr. Haluk Külah

Co-Founder & Director

Prof. Dr. Haluk Külah received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering with high honors from METU, Ankara, Turkey, in 1996 and 1998, respectively. He received Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2003. During his Ph.D., he worked on micromachined inertial sensors and their interface electronics. His interface electronics designs received several awards in design contests organized/sponsored by prestigious institutions including by DAC (Design Automation Conference), IBM, Analog Devices, Compaq, and Texas Instruments. From 2003 to 2004, he was employed as a Research Fellow at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the University of Michigan.  Dr. Külah joined the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of METU as a faculty member in August 2004. He is also Board and Executive Committee Member of METU-MEMS Research and Applications Center since 2008. His research interests include MEMS, MEMS-based energy scavenging, microsystems for biomedical applications (BioMEMS), and mixed-signal interface electronics design for MEMS sensors. Dr. Külah has more than 160 international publications, 15 national/international patents, and 8 international patent applications.  He has been awarded with 2009 Research Encouragement Award by Prof. Mustafa PARLAR Education and Research Foundation, 2013 Research Encouragement Award by TÜBİTAK2013 IBM Faculty Award, and 2015 Young Scientist Award by Turkish Science Academy. Dr. Külah has received EU Horizon 2020 2015 ERC Consolidator Grant by FLAMENCO project and 2020 ERC Proof of Concept Grant by OPERA project, which is on autonomous and fully implantable cochlear implants.