Anil Köklü, PhD

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Research Interests

Dr. Koklu’s research includes interdisciplinary research program with close collaborations in the fields of micro/nanofluidics and bioelectronics, which balance the fundamental science, technology development, and translational research with scientific and technological impact. His research specifically focuses on the development of lab-on-a-chip technologies for biologically relevant media characterization using electrical and optical systems.

Selected Publications

  • Gold nanostructure microelectrode arrays for in vitro recording and stimulation from neuronal networks
    A. Koklu, R. Atmaramani, A. Hammack, A. Beskok, J. Pancrazio, B. Gnade, B. Bryan
    Nanotechnology, 30, 235501, (2019)

  • Characterization of temperature rise in AC electrothermal ow using thermoreectance method
    A. Koklu, A. El Helou, P. Raad, A. Beskok
    Analytical Chemistry, 91, 12492-12500, (2019)

  • Self-similar response of electrode polarization for binary electrolytes in parallel plate capacitor
    A. Koklu, V. Ajaev, A. Beskok
    Analytical Chemistry, 91, 11231-11239, (2019)

  • Quantification of cell response to drug uptake using an impedance-based microuidic device
    A.Mansoorifar, A. Koklu, A. Beskok
    Analytical Chemistry, 91, 4140-4148, (2019)

  • Pressure driven water ow in hydrophilic alumina nanomembranes
    A. Koklu, J. Lie, S. Sengor, A. Beskok
    Microfluid. Nanofluid, 21,124, (2017)

  • Enhancement of dielectrophoresis using fractal gold electrodes at varying conductivity medium
    A. Koklu, A.C. Sabuncu, A. Beskok
    Electrophoresis, 38, 1458-1465 (2017)

  • Rough gold electrodes for decreasing impedance at the electrolyte/electrode interface
    A. Koklu, A.C. Sabuncu, A. Beskok
    Electrochimica Acta, 205, 215-225 (2016)


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Southern Methodist University, Dallas/Texas, USA, 2019
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Southern Methodist University, Dallas/Texas, USA, 2016
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2014

Professional Profile

  • 2019- present: Postdoctoral fellow, Organic Bioelectronics Lab, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014- 2019: Research & Teaching assistant, Southern Methodist University, Dallas/Texas, USA

Scientific and Professional Membership

The American Society of Mechanical Engineering



  • Outstanding graduate student award, ASME Texas Section
  • Turkish American Scientist & Scholars Young Scholar Award Nominee
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Best Poster Award

KAUST Affiliations

Biological and Environmental 
Science & Engineering Division (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Bioelectronics Micro/Nanofluidics

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