Senay Mihcin | Biomechanics | Women Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Senay Mihcin | Biomechanics | Women Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Izmir Yüksek Teknoloji EnstitüsüThis link is disabled., Izmir, Turkey

👩‍🔬 A seasoned Mechanical Engineer with a distinguished academic background and extensive expertise in biomechanics and mechatronics. Holding a PhD from Loughborough University, UK, and having supervised numerous MSc and PhD theses, I excel in both academic and practical aspects of mechanical engineering. With a track record of securing substantial grants and leading innovative research projects, including those funded by TÜBİTAK and the China National Key R&D Program, I am at the forefront of cutting-edge developments in the field. Additionally, my proficiency in lecturing, mentoring, and workshop facilitation underscores my commitment to advancing education and knowledge dissemination.🌟






📚 Education and Qualifications

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Loughborough University, UK
  • MSc in Mechatronics and Management Science, Sabanci University, Turkey
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey

🏆 Grants Received

TÜBİTAK 2232 International Outstanding Researcher Award Project: New Generation Implants for AllBudget: 3,800,000 TL for 3 years China National Key R&D Program Project: 3D Printing Technology of Integrated Material & Structure for Medical ApplicationsTotal Funding: 13,230,000 RMB. Scientific Research Projects (SRP)Project: Wearable motion capture technologies and assessment of data for biomechanics applicationsBudget: 30,000 TL for 12 months. TÜBİTAK 2209 for Graduation Projects Projects:Innovative Coatings of Implants and Testing in Biomechanical ApplicationsDesign of Dip Coating Machinery for Automated Coating of Biomedical ImplantsBudget: 4,000 TL each for 12 months

🎓 Lectures Given

  • ME 409 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
  • BMT609 Doctorate Thesis Studies
  • BME 449 Medical Technology Management
  • BMT 602 Human Motion and Simulations
  • BME402 Graduation Project
  • BMT640 Medical Technology Management
  • BME 305 Biomechanics
  • BMT589 Special Topics
  • BME 303 Bio transport Phenomena
  • ME 556 Medical Technology Management
  • ME557 Human Motion and Simulations
  • ME457 Introduction to Biomechanics
  • ME 402 Graduation Project

👨‍💼 Employment History

Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor Izmir High Technology Institute, Turkey July 2023 to Present. Mechanical Engineering, Assistant Professor Izmir High Technology Institute, Turkey February 2020 to July 2023. Head of Biomechanics Unit, Assistant Professor Izmir Katip Çelebi University, Turkey April 2018 to February 2020. Research Associate University College of London, UK August 2017 to April 2018. Team Leader, Trans-fusimo Project (EU, FP7)University of Dundee, UK May 2014 to July 2017.

🤝 Supervising and Mentoring Activities

Supervisor of MSc ThesisHakki Kose: Thesis on ‘Wearable motion capture systems’, Expected Graduation: August 2019, Izmir Katip Celebi University, TurkeyCo-Supervisor and Mentor for PhD CandidateSerkan Çizmecioğlı: Thesis on ‘Evaluation of Upper Extremities using Motion Capture Systems as an alternative system to Fugl Mayer Test for Stroke Patients after Physio Therapy’, Istanbul University, May 2018 to present at Izmir Katip Çelebi University, TurkeyCo-Supervisor for MSc ThesisSamet Çıklaçandır: Thesis on ‘FE modelling of Acetabular Bone Fractures in Elderly Patients with Osteoporosis’, Graduated in February 2019, Izmir Katip Çelebi University, TurkeyCo-Supervisor for PhD ThesisIoannis Karakitsios: Thesis on ‘Verification of the ExVivo-Thiel embalmed model for liver treatment with Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) before clinical practice’, May 2014 to March 2017, Dundee University, UKMentor for Lab Management, Quality Systems, and Protocol DevelopmentAndrew Dennison: Mentoring during FP7 funded projects – TRANSFUSİMO and FUTURA, May 2014 to June 2017, Dundee University, UKMentor for PhD ThesisJonathan Farnsworth: Thesis titled ‘The effects of surface gradient on the human spine’, April 2005 to June 2009, Loughborough University, UK

🏅 Professional Memberships and Honours & Awards

Travel Award, IEEE, MEMEA ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 2019Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Biomedical Sciences and EngineeringMember of the European Society of Movement Analysis for Adults and ChildrenMembership of Chartered Engineers (CEng), Institution of Mechanical EngineersMembership of ESB, European Society of BiomechanicsBA Festival of Science Finalist for Perspectives Poster Session, Exeter University, September 2004Full Scholarship from EPSRC for a PhD, Computer Science Department, Loughborough University, 2003-2007Full Scholarship for the Leaders for Industry Program, Sabanci University, 2001-2003Scholarships for undergraduate education from Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 1996-2001Turkish National Scholarship for High School Students, Eskisehir, 1993-1996

📜 Certificates

Agile Quality Management, ISO 13485, and Risk Management, University College of London, January 2018, London, UKExablate System Architecture, Software, Hardware, Maintenance, Trouble Shooting, Applications, Lab Tour Training, Haifa, Israel, March 2016Digital Operating Room Summer School 2015 (DORS), Leipzig, Germany, August 2015Quality Management: Risk Assessment, Managing Product and Process Risks using ISO 14971, QCS International, March 2015Exablate Conformal Bone System 2100 (Insightec), Research mode sonication, practical course, Dundee, UK, October 2015MR fundamentals for research mode for abdominal scanning hands-on course provided by GE, Dundee, UK, September 2015Clinical Good Practice (CGP) by National Health and Research Institute (NHRI)Teaching Skills for Postgraduates and Research Assistants Professional Development, Loughborough University, 2004

🛠️ Additional Skills

Programming skills in Pascal, Visual Basic, Basic, C++, JavaScript, RCommand of CAD programs: Abaqus, SolidWorks, Catia, Cadkey, Patran, Nastran, Ansys, Madymo 6.4, HyperWorks 7.0Proficient in SPSS, MatLab, RSLinx, RSView WorksAdvanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools and referencing tools: Endnote, RefWorksExperience with Vicon, C-motion, Visual 3D, Biomechanics of Bodies (BoB), and image processing tools: Scan IP, Snap ITKWorking knowledge of Agile Quality Management System in project management for ISO 13485English and Turkish driving licencesLanguages: Turkish (Native), English (Advanced), Italian, German, French (Elementary)

🔄 Workshops

  • Various workshops including Continuing Medical Education, Interviewing Techniques, Plagiarism & Citation Management, Dreamweaver Web Page Creation, Statistics, Personal Organisation & Time Management, Leadership & Management, and more.

🎓 Thesis Supervision

  • Supervised and advised several thesis projects covering a range

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Title: Principles of focused ultrasound
    • Journal: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies
    • Year: 2018
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 41-50
    • Authors: S Mihcin, A Melzer
    • Citations: 29


  1. Title: Investigation of wearable motion capture system towards biomechanical modelling
    • Conference: 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications
    • Year: 2019
    • Authors: S Mihcin, H Kose, S Cizmeciogullari, S Ciklacandir, M Kocak, A Tosun, …
    • Citations: 17


  1. Title: A focused ultrasound treatment system for moving targets (part I): generic system design and in-silico first-stage evaluation
    • Journal: Journal of therapeutic ultrasound
    • Year: 2017
    • Volume: 5
    • Pages: 1-14
    • Authors: M Schwenke, J Strehlow, D Demedts, S Haase, D Barrios Romero, …
    • Citations: 16


  1. Title: Wearable motion capture system evaluation for biomechanical studies for hip joints
    • Journal: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
    • Year: 2021
    • Volume: 143
    • Issue: 4
    • Pages: 044504
    • Authors: S Mihcin, S Ciklacandir, M Kocak, A Tosun
    • Citations: 12


  1. Title: Finite element study of PEEK materials applied in post-retained restorations
    • Journal: Polymers
    • Year: 2022
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue: 16
    • Pages: 3422
    • Authors: H Yu, Z Feng, L Wang, S Mihcin, J Kang, S Bai, Y Zhao
    • Citations: 9


  1. Title: Evidence-based cross validation for acoustic power transmission for a novel treatment system
    • Journal: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies
    • Year: 2017
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue: 3
    • Pages: 151-161
    • Authors: S Mihcin, J Strehlow, D Demedts, M Schwenke, Y Levy, A Melzer
    • Citations: 9


  1. Title: Feasibility study of pre-clinical Thiel embalmed human cadaver for MR-guided focused ultrasound of the spine
    • Journal: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies
    • Year: 2016
    • Volume: 25
    • Issue: 3
    • Pages: 154-161
    • Authors: I Karakitsios, S Mihcin, T Saliev, A Melzer
    • Citations: 9


  1. Title: Optimization of hip implant designs based on its mechanical behaviour
    • Book: Biomechanics in Medicine, Sport and Biology
    • Year: 2022
    • Pages: 37-43
    • Authors: H Göktaş, E Subaşi, M Uzkut, M Kara, H Biçici, H Shirazi, KN Chethan, …
    • Citations: 8


  1. Title: Database covering the prayer movements which were not available previously
    • Journal: Scientific data
    • Year: 2023
    • Volume: 10
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 276
    • Authors: S Mihcin, AM Sahin, M Yilmaz, AT Alpkaya, M Tuna, S Akdeniz, …
    • Citations: 6


  1. Title: Simultaneous validation of wearable motion capture system for lower body applications: Over single plane range of motion (ROM) and gait activities
    • Journal: Biomedical Engineering/Biomedizinische Technik
    • Year: 2022
    • Volume: 67
    • Issue: 3
    • Pages: 185-199
    • Authors: S Mihcin
    • Citations: 6