The interdisciplinary SUTAB (Sabancı University Tissue Ablating Bubbles) Project implemented by internationally recognized Sabancı University faculty members Ali Koşar and Devrim Gözüaçık received the 2015 Elginkan Foundation Technology Award. The aim of the project is to integrate SUTAB, a patented device based on hydrodynamic cavitation, into an endoscopic device, testing it in medical applications and organizing the commercial design and development of the device while improving it for biomedical treatment.
From left to right: Devrim Gözüaçık - Ali Koşar
Ali Koşar, Asıf Şabanoviç, Devrim Gözüaçık, Hüseyin Üvet, Mustafa Ünel and Sinan Ekici are the faculty members in the project team. Cenk Kığ and Özlem Oral are the postdoctoral researchers, and Ayşe Ilgınoğlu, Canberk Sözer, Dilara Yılmaz, Gökhan Alcan and Morteza Ghorbani are working as graduate students in the project. Doğan Üzüşen, Muhsincan Şeşen, Yavuz Perk and Zeynep Itah were former graduate students working in the project.
Elginkan Foundation established in 2006 'Turkish Culture Research and Technology Awards Program ‘for the purpose of assessment, encouragement and integration into the Turkish society of researches, works and services towards Turkish culture, and technology and industrial applications. This program is prepared based on first and second clauses of article 2 of the Elginkan Foundation Deed concerning the Purposes of the Foundation, which are defined as 'To search our cultural values, customs, traditions and spiritual values that raised us in our culture, and our Turkish language, support, protect, keep alive and promote researches', and 'To encourage activities in Science, Technology and Education areas'. The Technology Award is given to a researcher or researcher group, who has provided valuable contributions to the technology in real terms by developing a new product, technique or technology based production processes.