Asst. Prof. Fatih Inci of Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (UNAM) at Bilkent University has been selected as the recipient of the JCI “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World” (TOYP)-Turkey award in the category of “medical innovations”. Each year, Junior Chamber International (JCI), one of the world’s most esteemed and most active international non-profit organizations, honours “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World” under the age of 40, who have extraordinary accomplishments regarding business and entrepreneurship, community action, international cooperation, world peace, science, and medicine.
This year, Dr. İnci has received TOYP-Turkey Award due to his accomplishments in medical diagnostics. His research is concentrated in the emergent fields of biosensors, micro/nano-scale technology, lab-on-a-chip, and biomedical engineering. In this regard, he develops ultra-sensitive sensors and microfluidic platforms to tackle the real-world diagnostic challenges in increasingly prevalent maladies such as infectious diseases and cancer, as well as to minimize health disparities even at the resource-constraint settings.