Professor Pinar Zorlutuna

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143 Multidisciplinary Research Building

Roth-Gibson Professor of Bioengineering

Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Bioengineering Graduate Program

College of Engineering

Honors and Awards

2022 - National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow

2021 - University of Notre Dame, All-Team Faculty Award

2019 - Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

2019 - Catherine F. Pieronek Women in Engineering (WIE) Impact Award 

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


P. Zorlutuna, H-C. Cheng, X. Ren, S. Senapati, "Multiple-target ion-exchange-membrane-based miRNA (MIX.miR) sensors for rapid myocardial infarction diagnosis." US provisional patent application #: 63/179,313, File date: 4/24/2021

P. Zorlutuna, S. Datta, N. Shukla, X. Ren, J Gomez. “Cardiac Muscle-Cell-Based Coupled Oscillator Network for Collective Computing”, US Patent Application No. 63/068,547, File date:  8/21/2020

K. March, P. Zorlutuna, D. Traktuev, B. Ellis, "Compound for organ preservation." International Application No. PCT/US2021/021718, File date: 3/10/2021

P. Zorlutuna, “Cell-based electromechanical biocomputing”, US Patent No. 10,910,573, granted 2/2/2021

H. J. Kong, R. Bashir, J. Jeong, V. Chan, C. Cha, P. Zorlutuna, “Microvascular Stamp for Patterning of Functional Neovessels.” U.S. Patent No. 9,533,073, granted Jan. 3, 2017,

V. Hasirci, E. Vrana, P. Zorlutuna, Stacked, Patterned Biomaterials and/or Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, Patent No: WO/2008/115160, Publication date: 2008/9/25