Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

EMAE PhD Candidate Mustafa Unal’s project has been selected as finalist in the 2016 CIMIT Technology Prize for Primary Healthcare Competition

A project, led by EMAE PhD Student Mustafa Unal, has been selected as one of the 10 finalists for the Annual Student Technology Prize for Primary Health Care, a national and highly selective competition aimed to encourage graduate and undergraduate engineering students to direct their creative skills toward the needs of primary care. 

The new technology, which has been developed over the past few years in Professor Ozan Akkus’s lab, will enable diagnosis of two common crystals induced arthropathies: gout and pseudogout by a Raman spectroscopy based device. This device will provide a precise, user friendly, expert independent and more informed decision about the presence or absence of crystalline arthritis which is essential for timely inception of therapy or help avoid unnecessary treatments.

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