Assistant Professor

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Areas of Research

Autonomous Intelligent Systems and Robotics
Locomotion in Complex Fluids
Biomedical Applications of Microswimmers


Ebru Demir (she/her/hers) received both her BS and PhD degrees in Mechatronics Engineering from Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. She continued her research activities as a postdoctoral research fellow in Mechanical Engineering Department at Santa Clara University, California, before joining Lehigh MEM Faculty. Her research activities lie at the interface of thermo/fluids, biomedical engineering, and robotics, with a focus on biomedical applications of artificial microswimmers.

Ebru's research approach combines numerical simulations and experiments to investigate locomotion in complex fluids and biological environments to help realize biomedical and environmental applications such as targeted drug delivery, diagnostics, and waste elimination. She will launch an interdisciplinary research program* which will focus on utilizing fluid mechanics/dynamics and machine learning techniques to solve engineering problems across various engineering disciplines, including robotics, biomedical engineering, and advanced manufacturing. Locomotion in bio-fluids and complex environments will be investigated across multiple scales through novel designs ranging from bioinspired artificial microswimmers to scaled-up intelligent robots. She also enjoys taking part in interdisciplinary collaborations where she can contribute her expertise and experience in experimental design, simulations, and rapid prototyping to create flow based medical devices. 

* Open positions will be announced as they become available. DEMIR Lab is not recruiting at the moment.



PhD, Mechatronics Engineering, Sabanci University
BS, Mechatronics Engineering, Sabanci University