Tamamlanmış Proje



15/10/2017 - 15/09/2020


Project Summary The goal of this project is to develop oleophobic textured surfaces for controlled transport of oil droplets (microliter sized); mathematically modelling the droplet motion and using these surfaces for nanoparticle synthesis applications. Droplet-based systems are an alternative approach of fluid flow in microfluidics where samples are carried as discrete entities and these systems address two limitations of continuous flow systems which are cross-contamination between samples and diffusion limited mixing in laminar flows. These systems can also bring the advantage of addressing each sample individually and having a more controlled environment for chemical processes.


  • M. Kafali, OB Sahinoglu, Y Tufan, CZ Orsel, B Alyuz, EU Saritas, EY Erdem, B Ercan (2023). "Antibacterial Properties and Osteoblast Interactions of Microfluidically Synthesized Chitosan – Spion Composite Nanoparticles", Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A (Accepted)
  • D Bilgili, M Naji, EY Erdem (2023). "Size and Shape Analysis of silica (SiO2) and gold (Au) Nanoparticles", Communication in Statics- Case Studies and Data Analysis (Accepted)
  • M Saqib, PA Tran, B Ercan, EY Erdem (2022). "Microfluidic Methods in Janus Particle Synthesis", Int. J. Nanomedicine, v.17 p.4355-4366 (Review)
  • E Sopubekova, G Kibar, EY Erdem (2021). "Single, binary and successive patterning of charged nanoparticles by electrophoretic deposition", J. Nanoparticle Research, v.23 p.247
  • M Naji, A Javilli, EY Erdem (2021). "Describing Droplet Motion on Surface Textured Ratchet Tracks with an Inverted Double Pendulum Model", Langmuir, v.37(16) p.4810
  • J Maskoun, N Gheshlaghi, F Isik, S Delikanli, O Erdem, EY Erdem*, HV Demir* (2021). "Solution Lasing: Optical Microfluidic Waveguides and Solution Lasers of Colloidal Semiconductor Quantum Wells", Advanced Materials, v.33(10) p.2007131
  • G Özkazanç, L Ünlüsoy, EY Erdem (2021). "Validation and Verification of Cavitation in Microchannels by using an Open-Source Computational Tool", Celal Bayar University Journal of Science, v.17(3) p.223-227
  • M Saqib, EY Erdem (2021). "Generation of Alternating Droplets with Different Viscosities in a Microfluidic Channel", Çukurova University Journal of Faculty of Engineering, v.36(3) p.791-798
  • G. Özkazanç and E. Y. Erdem (2020). "Capillary Origami as a New Method for Printing Nanoparticles on Folded Surfaces", Surfaces and Interfaces
  • M. Abdul Wahab and E. Y. Erdem (2020). "Multi-step microfludic reactor for the synthesis of hybrid nanoparticles", J. Micromech. Microeng
  • A Nikdoost, EY Erdem (2020). "Droplet-based Microfluidic Device for the Synthesis of Silica Nanoparticles", Celal Bayar University Journal of Science, v.16(3) p.245-249
  • G. Kibar, U. Çalışkan, E. Y. Erdem, B. Çetin (2019). "One‐pot synthesis of organic–inorganic hybrid polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane microparticles in a double‐zone temperature controlled microfluidic reactor", Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, v.57 p.1396-1403
  • Baştopçu, M., Derinöz, A. E., Yılmaz, A. C., Erdem, E. Y (2018). "Textured surfaces as a new platform for nanoparticle synthesis", Soft Matter, DOI: 10.1039/c8sm00091c
  • Saqib, M., Şahinoğlu, O. B., Erdem, E. Y (2018). "Alternating Droplet Formation Mechanisms in Tapered Microchannels", Scientific Reports(8) p.1606
  • Özkan, A., Erdem, Y. (2015). "Numerical analysis of mixing performance in sinusoidal microchannels based on particle motion in droplets", Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Abstract, Full Text, DOI:
  • Erdem, Y., Cheng, J., Doyle, F., Pisano, A.P. (2013). "Multi-Temperature Zone, Droplet-based Microreactor for Increased Temperature Control in Nanoparticle Synthesis", Small (available online), DOI:
  • Doh, I., Erdem, Y., Pisano, A. (2012). "Trapping and Collection of Uniform Size Droplets for Nanoparticle Synthesis", Applied Physics Letters, v.100 p.074106
  • Duncombe, T., Erdem, Y., Shastry, A., Baskaran, R., Böhringer, K. (2012). "Controlling Liquid Drops with Texture Ratchets", Advanced Materials, v.24 p.1545
  • Erdem, Y., Chen, Y., Mohabbi, M., Suh, J., Kovacs, G., Darling, R., Böhringer, K. (2010). "Thermally Actuated Omnidirectional Walking Microrobot", IEEE Journal of MEMS, v.19 p.433
  • Cheng, X., Erdem, Y., Takeuchi, S., Fujita, H., Ratner, B., Böhringer, K. (2010). "Infrared Light Induced Patterning of Proteins on ppNIPAM Thermoresponsive Thin Films: A “Protein Laser Printer", Lab on a Chip, v.8 p.1079
  • Aşık, M.D., Çetin, B., Kaplan, M., Erdem, Y., Sağlam, N. (2016). "3D printed microfluidic reactor for high throughput chitosan nanoparticle synthesis", The 20th Int. Conf. Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2016), Full Text