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Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator, Pinar Zortuluna, Associate Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Notre Dame.

Principal Investigator, Pinar ZortulunaPinar Zortuluna

Associate Professor

Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Associate Professor
Bioengineering Graduate Program

Associate Professor
College of Engineering

Email: Pinar.Zorlutuna.1@nd.edu
Phone: 574-631-8543
Office: 143 Multidisciplinary Research Building 


P. Zorlutuna, V. Hasirci, E. Vrana, Stacked, Patterned Biomaterials and/or Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, Patent No: WO/2008/115160, Publication date: 25.09.2008

H. Kong, J. H. Jeong, V. Chan, C. Cha, P. Zorlutuna, R. Bashir, ‘Living’ Microvascular Stamp for Patterning of Functional Neovessels, US Patent application, OTM (TF10117), application date 8/16/10, pending

Honors and Awards

2017 - NSF CAREER Award

2016 - Biomedical Engineering Society “Rising Star” Award 

2012 - Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society Young Investigator Travel Award

2011 - European Society of Biomaterials “European Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Doctoral Award

2010 - Outstanding research award in stem cell and regenerative medicine, Advances in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Symposium, University of Illinois, Chicago

2010 - Best Poster Presentation Award, UIC and UIUC joint Symposium on Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering

2009 - Thesis of the Year Award (PhD Thesis),   METU School of Natural and Applied Sciences

2009 - Best Poster Presentation Award, 15th International Symposium on Biomedical Science and Technology

2007 - ESB Rudolfs Cimdins Travel Award, 21th European Symposium on Biomaterials

2006 - Thesis of the Year Award (MSc Thesis),  METU School of Natural and Applied Sciences

2005 - Best Poster Presentation Award, 19th European Symposium on Biomaterials