Ali Kosar


Institutional Contact

Sabanci University, Mechatronics


Ali Kosar is one of few pioneers in the design and development of new generation micro heat sinks and microfluidic devices. His research interests constitute heat and fluid flow in micro/nano scale, nanofluids, forced convection, and cavitation. He aims at contributing to the literature by removing the lack of information about micro/nano scale heat transfer and fluid flow and providing experimental data and design guidelines for futuristic cooling and microfluidic system technologies. He has broad experience and knowledge on various types of experiments on heat and fluid flow and phase change phenomena in micro/nano scale. The results of his research have already generated more than 50 accepted/published journal research articles (received more than 1000 citations) which have been published in prestigious journals. Moreover, he also has more than 50 conference papers in prestigious and well attended international conferences He gave over 50 seminars and invited lectures/talks at various institutions and conferences. Recently, he has four pending patent applications, and one other patent application is in preparation. He received many awards such as ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) MEMS (Microelectromechanical System) Division Best Paper Award 2014, Science Academy Young Investigator Award (BAGEP 2014), ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) ICNMM (International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels) Early Career Award, Japan, Sapporo (2013), Kadir Has Outstanding Young Investigator Award, (March 2013), TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Incentive Award (July 2012), Eser Tumen Outstanding Success Award of Feyzi Akkaya Scientific Events Support Fund (FABED) (2012), METU (Middle East Technical University) Prof. Mustafa N. Parlar Foundation Research Incentive Award (December 2011), and Outstanding Young Researcher Award, Turkish Academy of Sciences (June 2011). He also serves as a reviewer in many prestigious journals.