Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering’s Umut Gurkan receives innovation award

Umut Gurkan, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has won the $7,500 Belcher-Weir Family Pediatric Innovation Award from the Center for Clinical Research and Technology at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center.
Gurkan discussed his award-winning project, “Functional Complete Blood Count for Children with Sickle Cell Disease via Easy-to-Use Biochip,” at UH’s fifth annual Belcher-Weir Family Pediatric Innovation Day in October. His research will explore using biochip technology to improve monitoring and care for children with sickle cell disease.

 Learn more about Gurkan and his research.