Melik Demirel

Huck Chair in Biomimetic Materials; Pearce Professor of Engineering

Melik Demirel

Research Summary

Prof. Dr. Melik Demirel holds a tenured professor position in engineering at Penn State, and has a decade of experience in biosensors and nanomaterials. Prof. Demirel’s achievements have been recognized, in part, through his receipt of a Young Investigator Award, an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, an Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter Junior Fellowship, the Pearce Development Professorship at Penn State, a Boeing Distinguished Speaker Award. Prof. Demirel received his Ph.D. from Carnegine Mellon University and B.S. and M.S. degrees from Bogazici University.

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Proteins Urea Fluidics Wetting Enzymes Whispering Gallery Modes Water Adhesion Biosensors Polymers Fibroblasts Textiles Fabrication Molecular Structure Photonics Raman Spectroscopy Adsorption Resonators Genes Nanoparticles Sensors Quartz Immobilized Enzymes Glucose Self Healing Materials

Most Recent Papers

Programmable Proton Conduction in Stretchable and Self-Healing Proteins

Abdon Pena-Francesch, Huihun Jung, Michael A. Hickner, Madhusudan Tyagi, Benjamin D. Allen, Melik C. Demirel, 2018, Chemistry of Materials on p. 898-905

Squid ring teeth-coated mesh improves abdominal wall repair

Ashley N. Leberfinger, Monika Hospodiuk, Abdon Pena-Francesch, Bugra Ayan, Veli Ozbolat, Srinivas V. Koduru, Ibrahim T. Ozbolat, Melik C. Demirel, Dino J. Ravnic, 2018, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open

Structural protein-based whispering gallery mode resonators

Huzeyfe Yllmaz, Abdon Pena-Francesch, Robert Shreiner, Huihun Jung, Zaneta Belay, Melik C. Demirel, Sahin Ozdemir, Lan Yang, 2017, ACS Photonics on p. 2179-2186

Programmable molecular composites of tandem proteins with graphene oxide for efficient bimorph actuators

Mert Vural, Yu Lei, Abdon Pena-Francesch, Huihun Jung, Benjamin Allen, Mauricio Terrones, Melik C. Demirel, 2017, Carbon on p. 404-412

Ultrafast laser-probing spectroscopy for studying molecular structure of protein aggregates

Huihun Jung, Chester J. Szwejkowski, Abdon Pena-Francesch, John A. Tomko, Benjamin Allen, Şahin Kaya Özdemir, Patrick Hopkins, Melik C. Demirel, 2017, Analyst on p. 1434-1441

Self-Healing Textile

David Gaddes, Huihun Jung, Abdon Pena-Francesch, Genevieve Dion, Srinivas A. Tadigadapa, Walter J. Dressick, Melik C. Demirel, 2016, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces on p. 20371-20378

Remote calorimetric detection of urea via flow injection analysis

David E. Gaddes, Melik C. Demirel, W. Brian Reeves, Srinivas A. Tadigadapa, 2015, Analyst on p. 8033-8040

Segmented molecular design of self-healing proteinaceous materials

Veikko Sariola, Abdon Pena-Francesch, Huihun Jung, Murat Çetinkaya, Carlos Pacheco, Metin Sitti, Melik C. Demirel, 2015, Scientific reports

A fluidic device with polymeric textured ratchets

Koray Sekeroglu, Melik C. Demirel, 2015, Polymer on p. 30-35

Anisotropic wetting on structured surfaces

Matthew J. Hancock, Melik C. Demirel, 2013, MRS Bulletin on p. 391-396

Most-Cited Papers

Ultrasensitive detection of a protein by optical trapping in a photonic-plasmonic microcavity

Miguel A. Santiago-Cordoba, Murat Cetinkaya, Svetlana V. Boriskina, Frank Vollmer, Melik C. Demirel, 2012, Journal of Biophotonics on p. 629-638

Control of protein adsorption onto core-shell tubular and vesicular structures of diphenylalanine/parylene

Gökhan Demirel, Niranjan Malvadkar, Melik C. Demirel, 2010, Langmuir on p. 1460-1463

Fabrication and use of electroless plated polymer surface-enhanced raman spectroscopy substrates for viral gene detection

Niranjan A. Malvadkar, Gokhan Demirel, Mary Poss, Ali Javed, Walter J. Dressick, Melik C. Demirel, 2010, Journal of Physical Chemistry C on p. 10730-10738

Anisotropic wetting on structured surfaces

Matthew J. Hancock, Melik C. Demirel, 2013, MRS Bulletin on p. 391-396

Segmented molecular design of self-healing proteinaceous materials

Veikko Sariola, Abdon Pena-Francesch, Huihun Jung, Murat Çetinkaya, Carlos Pacheco, Metin Sitti, Melik C. Demirel, 2015, Scientific reports

Programmable molecular composites of tandem proteins with graphene oxide for efficient bimorph actuators

Mert Vural, Yu Lei, Abdon Pena-Francesch, Huihun Jung, Benjamin Allen, Mauricio Terrones, Melik C. Demirel, 2017, Carbon on p. 404-412

Self-Healing Textile

David Gaddes, Huihun Jung, Abdon Pena-Francesch, Genevieve Dion, Srinivas A. Tadigadapa, Walter J. Dressick, Melik C. Demirel, 2016, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces on p. 20371-20378

Remote calorimetric detection of urea via flow injection analysis

David E. Gaddes, Melik C. Demirel, W. Brian Reeves, Srinivas A. Tadigadapa, 2015, Analyst on p. 8033-8040

Fibroblast adhesion on unidirectional polymeric nanofilms

Christof Christophis, Koray Sekeroglu, Gokhan Demirel, Isabel Thome, Michael Grunze, Melik C. Demirel, Axel Rosenhahn, 2011, Biointerphases on p. 158-163

Programmable Proton Conduction in Stretchable and Self-Healing Proteins

Abdon Pena-Francesch, Huihun Jung, Michael A. Hickner, Madhusudan Tyagi, Benjamin D. Allen, Melik C. Demirel, 2018, Chemistry of Materials on p. 898-905