Ikbal Sencan

Ikbal Sencan is graduated from Electronics Engineering Department of Fatih University, Istanbul in 2007 as Valedictorian. She received her Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2010. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD degree as a part of Nano/Biophotonics Laboratory under supervision of Prof. Aydogan Ozcan. Her research mainly focuses on high-resolution, on-chip imaging.

She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), Optical Society of America (OSA), and the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).

Personal Web: http://ikbalsencan.bol.ucla.edu/
Email: ikbalsencan –at- ucla.edu
Office: Eng. IV Bldg. 14-128B
Phone: (310) 206-2050

SELECTED POSITIONS AND EMPLOYMENTS

2009-present, Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA, Nano/Biophotonics Laboratory, Los Angeles, CA
2006-2007, Student Assistant, Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey
2006, Summer Intern, Optical Lithography Simulation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
2005, Summer Intern, Unified Search Framework (USF), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
2003-Present Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) Student Member
2010-Present Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Student Member
2010-Present Optical Society of America (OSA) Student Member

HONORS

2008-2009 Full Scholarship by Turkish Ministry of Education to Study Abroad (Graduate)
2007 Graduated from Fatih University as Valedictorian
2003-2007 High honor award at Fatih University
2003-2007 ISBANK Altin Gencler Scholarship
2003-2007 Full scholarship for undergraduate education at Fatih University
2003 Full Scholarship by Turkish Ministry of Education to Study Abroad (Undergraduate) (Declined)
2003 Ranked 17th out of 1.5 million applicants National University Entrance Exam
2000 Ranked 1st out of 419.216 applicants National High School Entrance Exam

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. A.F. Coskun, T. Su, I. Sencan, and A. Ozcan, Lensless Fluorescent Imaging On a Chip: A new Method Toward High-throughput Screening of Rare Cells
    Editor: Keith E. Herold & Avi Rasooly
    Biosensors and Biodetection Technologies, CRC Press (accepted – to be published in 2011)

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. S.O. Isikman, W. Bishara, O. Mudanyali, I. Sencan, T. Su, D. Tseng, O. Yaglidere, U. sikora, A. Ozcan, “Lensfree On-Chip Microscopy and Tomography for Bio-Medical Applications,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (2011) – accepted (Invited Manuscript)
  2. A.F. Coskun, I. Sencan, T. Su, and A. Ozcan, “Wide-field Lensless Fluorescent Microscopy Using a Tapered Fiber-optic Faceplate On a Chip,” Analyst (2011) — Joint first author
  3. A.F. Coskun, I. Sencan, T. Su, and A. Ozcan, “Lensfree Fluorescent On-Chip Imaging of Transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans Over an Ultra-Wide Field-of-View,” PLoS ONE (2011) — Joint first author
  4. B. Khademhosseini, G. Biener, I. Sencan, T. Su, A.F. Coskun and A. Ozcan, “Lensfree Sensing on a Micro-fluidic Chip using Plasmonic Nano-apertures,” Applied Physics Letters (2010)
  5. B. Khademhosseini, G. Biener, I. Sencan, and A. Ozcan, “Lensfree Color Imaging On a Nano-structured Chip using Compressive Decoding,” Applied Physics Letters, 2010
  6. A.F. Coskun, I. Sencan, T. Su, and A. Ozcan, “Lensfree Fluorescent On-Chip Imaging Over an Ultra-Wide Field-of-View using Compressive Sampling,” Special Issue of “Optics in 2010” Optics & Photonics News, December 2010 — Joint first author
  7. Ahmet F. Coskun, Ikbal Sencan, Ting-Wei Su, and Aydogan Ozcan, “Lensfree wide-field fluorescent imaging on a chip using compressive decoding of sparse objects,” Optics Express Vol. 18, Issue 10, pp. 10510-10523 (2010) — Joint first author
  8. Sungkyu Seo, Serhan O. Isikman, Ikbal Sencan, Onur Mudanyali, Ting-Wei Su, Waheb Bishara, Anthony Erlinger and Aydogan Ozcan, “High-throughput Lensfree Blood Analysis On a Chip,” Analytical Chemistry (2010)
  9. Bahar Khadem-Hosseini, Ikbal Sencan, Gabrial Biener, Ting-Wei Su, Ahmet F. Coskun, Derek Tseng, and Aydogan Ozcan, “Lensfree On-chip Imaging using Nano-structured Surfaces,” Applied Physics Letters 96, 171106 (2010)
  10. Derek Tseng, Onur Mudanyali, Cetin Oztoprak, Serhan O. Isikman, Ikbal Sencan, Oguzhan Yaglidere, and Aydogan Ozcan, “Lensfree Microscopy on a Cell-phone” Lab Chip (2010) – Cover Article
  11. Onur Mudanyali, Derek Tseng,  Chulwoo Oh, Serhan O. Isikman, Ikbal Sencan, Waheb Bishara,  Cetin Oztoprak, Sungkyu Seo, Bahar Khademhosseini, and Aydogan Ozcan, “Compact, Light-weight and Cost-effective Microscope based on Lensless Incoherent Holography for Telemedicine Applications” Lab Chip (2010)
  12. S. O. Isikman, I. Sencan, O. Mudanyali, W. Bishara, C. Oztoprak and Aydogan Ozcan, “Color and Monochrome Lensless On-chip Imaging of Caenorhabditis Elegans Over a Wide Field-of-View” Lab Chip (2010)
  13. A. Ozcan, S.O. Isikman, O. Mudanyali, D. Tseng, I. Sencan, “Lensfree on-chip holography facilitates novel microscopy applications” SPIE Newsroom, (2010)

CONFERENCES

  1. A.F. Coskun, T. Su, I. Sencan, and A. Ozcan, “Wide-field Lensless Fluorescent Microscopy,” BMES – Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Hartford, Connecticut (October 12-15, 2011)
  2. A.F. Coskun, I. Sencan, T. Su, and A. Ozcan, “Lensless Fluorescent On-Chip Microscopy using a Fiber-Optic Taper,” IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC’11), Boston, MA, USA (August 30 -September 3, 2011)
  3. A.F. Coskun, I. Sencan, T. Su, and A. Ozcan, “Lensless fluorescent microscopy on a chip using a tapered fiber optic faceplate and compressive decoding,” SPIE Optics and Photonics, Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing VII (August 21-25 2011) San Diego, CA, USA, Paper # 8165A-9
  4. A.F. Coskun, T. Su, I. Sencan, and A. Ozcan, “Lensfree Fluorescent Microscopy”, 12th Annual Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium, June 13-15, 2011, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  5. B. Khademhosseini, G. Biener, I. Sencan, T. Su, A.F. Coskun and A. Ozcan, “Plasmonic Nano-Apertures for Lensfree On-chip Sensing,” OSA Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics (CLEO ’11) (May 1-6, 2011), Baltimore, Maryland USA, Paper # CTuZ4
  6. B. Khademhosseini, G. Biener, I. Sencan, and A. Ozcan, “Lensless On-Chip Color Imaging using Nano-structured Surfaces and Compressive Decoding,” OSA Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics (CLEO ’11) (May 1-6, 2011), Baltimore, Maryland USA, Paper # CTuM1
  7. A.F. Coskun, I. Sencan, T. Su, and A. Ozcan, “Wide-field Lensless Fluorescent Imaging of Transgenic Caenorhabditis Elegans On a Chip,” OSA Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics (CLEO ’11) (May 1-6, 2011), Baltimore, Maryland USA, Paper # AMF4
  8. S.O. Isikman, S. Seo, I. Sencan, O. Mudanyali, T. Su, W. Bishara, A. Erlinger, and A. Ozcan, “On-chip Blood Analysis Using Lensless Microscopy,” SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing Conference, (April 25-29 2011) Orlando, USA, Paper # 8029A-10
  9. O. Mudanyali, D. Tseng, C. Oztoprak, S. O. Isikman, I. Sencan, O. Yaglidere, and A. Ozcan, “Lab on a Cell-phone as an emerging Telemedicine Platform”, SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing Conference, (April 25-29 2011) Orlando, USA, paper # 8029A-9
  10. A.F. Coskun, I. Sencan, T. Su, and A. Ozcan, “Compressive Decoding Enabled Lensless Fluorescent Imaging On a Chip,” SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing Conference, (April 25-29 2011) Orlando, USA, Paper # 8036-35
  11. B. Khademhosseini, G. Biener, I. Sencan, T. Su, A.F. Coskun and A. Ozcan, “Lensfree sensing on a chip using plasmonic nano-apertures,” SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing Conference, (April 25-29 2011) Orlando, USA, Paper # 8024-8
  12. I. Sencan, S. O. Isikman, O. Mudanyali, A. F. Coskun, B. Khademhosseinieh, W. Bishara, T. Su, D. Tseng, and A. Ozcan, “Lensfree High-throughput Imaging on a Chip”, Computer Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) Grad Cohort Workshop, ( April 1-2 2011) Boston, MA
  13. O. Mudanyali, D. Tseng, S. O. Isikman, C. Oztoprak, I. Sencan, W. Bishara, O. Yaglidere and A. Ozcan, “Light-weight and Cost-effective Lensfree Microscopy for Wireless Health Applications”, MMVR18, NextMed 2011, Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, February 2011, Newport Beach, CA, USA
  14. I. Sencan, A. F. Coskun, B. Khademhosseinieh, T. Su, G. Biener, and A. Ozcan, “Compressive decoding for incoherent lensfree on-chip imaging,” SPIE Photonics West, Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing XVIII, January 2011, San Francisco, CA, paper # 7904-45
  15. O. Mudanyali, D. Tseng, S. O. Isikman, C. Oztoprak, I. Sencan, W. Bishara, O. Yaglidere, and A. Ozcan, “Lensfree Telemedicine Microscopy for Global Health Challenges”, SPIE/ Photonics West, Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies IV, January 2011, San Francisco, CA, paper # 7891-18
  16. B. Khademhosseinieh, I. Sencan, G. Biener, T. Su, A.F. Coskun, D. Tseng, and A. Ozcan, “Incoherent lensfree imaging on a chip using compressive decoding of nanostructured surfaces,” SPIE Photonics West, Nanoscale Imaging, Sensing, and Actuation for Biomedical Applications VII, January 2011, San Francisco, CA, paper # 7908-21
  17. A.F. Coskun, I. Sencan, T. Su, and A. Ozcan, “Ultra-wide-field lensfree fluorescent imaging of caenorhabditis elegans on a chip,” SPIE Photonics West, Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues IX, January 2011, San Francisco, CA, paper # 7902-42
  18. S.O. Isikman, S. Seo, I. Sencan, O. Mudanyali, T. Su, W. Bishara, A. Erlinger, A. Ozcan, “High-throughput Blood Analysis On a Chip using Lensless Digital Holography,” MicroTAS 2010 – The 14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, October 3-7, 2010, Groningen, The Netherlands
  19. D. Tseng, O. Mudanyali, C. Oztoprak, S.O. Isikman, I. Sencan, O. Yaglidere and A. Ozcan, “Lensfree Telemedicine Microscope on a Wireless Phone,” MicroTAS 2010 – The 14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, October 3-7, 2010, Groningen, The Netherlands
  20. S.O. Isikman, I. Sencan, O. Mudanyali, W. Bishara, C. Oztoprak and A. Ozcan, “Lensfree Color and Monochrome On-chip Imaging of Caenorhabditis Elegans Over a Wide Field-of-View,” BMES Annual Meeting, October 6-9 2010, Austin Texas USA
  21. B. Khademhosseini, I. Sencan, G. Biener, T. Su, A.F. Coskun, D. Tseng, A. Ozcan, “Lensfree Incoherent Microscopy on Nano-Structured Chips,” BMES Annual Meeting, October 6-9 2010, Austin Texas USA
  22. O. Mudanyali, D. Tseng, S.O. Isikman, I. Sencan, W. Bishara, C. Oztoprak, S. Seo, B. Khademhosseini, and A. Ozcan, “Compact and Light-weight Telemedicine Microscope based on Lensfree On-Chip Imaging,” BMES Annual Meeting, October 6-9 2010, Austin Texas USA
  23. A.F. Coskun, I. Sencan, T. Su, and A. Ozcan, “Ultra high-throughput lensfree fluorescent imaging using compressive sampling,” BMES Annual Meeting, October 6-9 2010, Austin Texas USA
  24. S.O. Isikman, I. Sencan, O. Mudanyali, W. Bishara, C. Oztoprak and A. Ozcan, “Lensfree Color and Monochrome On-chip Imaging of Caenorhabditis Elegans Over a Wide Field-of-View” Bionano Systems Symposium UKC, August 11-15, 2010, Seattle, WA USA
  25. B. Khademhosseini, I. Sencan, G. Biener, T. Su, A.F. Coskun, D. Tseng, A. Ozcan, “Nano-structured surfaces for lensless incoherent microscopy on a chip” 11th Annual UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium, June 17-19, 2010, University of California, Davis, USA
  26. O. Mudanyali, D. Tseng, S.O. Isikman, I. Sencan, W. Bishara, C. Oztoprak, S. Seo, B. Khademhosseini, and A. Ozcan, “Light-weight, Field-portable and Cost-effective Lensfree Microscopy for Telemedicine Applications,” 11th Annual UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium, June 17-19, 2010, University of California, Davis, USA
  27. S.O. Isikman, I. Sencan, O. Mudanyali, W. Bishara, C. Oztoprak and A. Ozcan, “High-throughput Lensless Imaging of Caenorhabditis Elegans on a Chip,” 11th Annual UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium, June 17-19, 2010, University of California, Davis, USA
  28. I. Sencan, T.Su, A.F. Coskun and A. Ozcan, “Compressive sampling for ultra high-throughput lensfree on-chip fluorescent imaging,” 11th Annual UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium, June 17-19, 2010, University of California, Davis, USA
  29. S.O. Isikman, I. Sencan, O. Mudanyali, W. Bishara, C. Oztoprak and A. Ozcan, “Wide Field-of-View Lensless Imaging of Caenorhabditis Elegans On a Chip,” OSA Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics (CLEO ’10) (May 16-21, 2010), San Francisco USA
  30. S. Isikman, S. Seo, I. Sencan, D. Tseng, O. Mudanyali, T. Su, A. Erlinger, and A. Ozcan, “Incoherent On-chip Cell Holography for Sub-cellular Imaging and Point-of-Care Diagnostics,” SPIE Photonics West Conference, Imaging, Manipulation, & Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues VIII, January 2010, San Jose, CA, paper # 7568-86
  31. S. Isikman, S. Seo, I. Sencan, A. Erlinger, and A. Ozcan, “Lensfree Cell Holography On a Chip: From Holographic Cell Signatures to Microscopic Reconstruction,” IEEE Photonics Society Annual Fall Meeting (October 4-8, 2009) Antalya, Turkey

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
• Moderator, Academic Support Group, 2010-Present, Los Angeles, CA
• SPIE’s Special Awards Judge, California State Science Fair, May 3rd 2011, Los Angeles, CA
• Junior Microbiology Judge, California State Science Fair, May 18 2010 & May 3rd 2011, Los Angeles, CA
• Vice President, Voice of Anatolia Student Group, UCLA, 2008-2010, Los Angeles, CA
• Tutoring and mentoring high school students for National University Entrance Exam, 2003-2008, Istanbul, Turkey

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