Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Umut Gurkan receives funding for health care advancements

Umut Gurkan, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has received more than $800,000 in awards and grants to further multiple research projects. One of his main projects, funded by the Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership, will develop a point-of-care device to monitor and diagnose oral cancer. His team has already developed a microfluidic device that connects to a smartphone and can give results in 15 minutes.

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