Presentation of Biophotonics Laboratory Research Activities & Non-contact Temperature Controlled Medical Laser System

Tarih: 15.11.2016
Yer: Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Kandilli Kampüsü AZ-19

                        Presentation of Biophotonics Laboratory Research Activities


                        Non-contact Temperature Controlled Medical Laser System


                                               Özgür Kaya, MSc.

                                               PhD Candidate

                                 Institute of Biomedical Engineering



About the Seminar:

This seminar will be comprised of two parts. In the first part, the presenter will introduce the Biophotonics Laboratory of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering in Boğaziçi University. Recent and current research activities conducted in this laboratory will be summarised: photodynamic therapy of various cancer types and antibiotic resistant bacterias, thermal ablation of various soft tissues, dental laser applications, laser tissue welding, photobiomodulation, medical laser system design, optical characterization of tissues.


In the second part of this seminar, the presenter will provide a brief presentation of his PhD thesis project: “Design of a Novel, Non-contact Temperature Controlled Surgical Laser System.” The desired physiological modifications achieved during thermal medical laser applications are due to the temperature increase induced by the delivered photon energy. The resulting temperature is dependent on various optical and thermo-physiological factors that can tremendously differ for each individual subject. A system that is capable of controlling the laser exposure by a target tissue temperature feedback loop ensures the treatment success and patient safety. Moreover, it can enable the development of new and translation of current state of the art laser treatment techniques into the clinical environment by removing the variability among different individuals.


 About the Speaker

Özgür Kaya has acquired his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Koç University, his M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, and is currently a PhD candidate at Bogazici University’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, where he works as a research assistant at the Biophotonics Laboratory. At Koç University, he worked in the Optical Microsystems Laboratory. During his studies in the Delft University of Technology, he also worked as a research assistant in the Experimental Echocardiography Group of Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, and completed his masters thesis on the visualisation of ultrasound harmonics using bandpass Schlieren technique. Özgür’s research interests include laser-tissue interactions, thermal control of laser exposure.