Biomedical Engineering Department


Assist. Prof. Dr. ERSIN EMRE OREN

Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Nanotechnology Engineering
TOBB University of Economics and Technology

Sogutozu Cad. No: 43,
Sogutozu, Ankara, 06560 TURKEY
phone: +90 (312) 292-4514 (office); +90 (312) 292-4585 (lab)
fax: +90 (312) 292-4091
Ersin Emre Oren
Bionanodesign Research Highlights

As of May 2024;    Science Citation Index: Total # of citations: 1758, h-index: 23
                           Google Scholars: Total # of citations: 2639, h-index: 25; i10-index: 32



The Oren Group contributes to fundamental/applied research in the computational bionanotechnology and materials theory areas. We design and implement novel quantitative and computational methods to solve challenging problems across the entire spectrum of biology, medicine and materials science. Specific research areas include organic/inorganic interfaces, protein/peptide/DNA structure prediction and design, DNA/RNA/Peptide based electronics, surface/interface instabilities, thin film growth and development of quantum dots.


Student scholarship is available for Ph. D. or Master Degree in TOBB ETU, Biomedical Engineering and Micro and Nano Technology Program. For detailed information: Institude of Science and Technology

The Oren Group is continuously seeking motivated undergrad/grad students and postdoctoral fellows to contribute to fundamental and applied research in computational bio(nano)technology and materials theory. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in materials science, engineering, physics or applied mathematics. Prior experience in programing (C++, Mathcad, etc.), mechanism of surface/interface instabilities, molecular dynamics, homology modeling or bioinformatics is advantageous but not required. Interested applicants should send a CV and list of references to Dr. E. E. Oren,


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February 13, 2024: Our paper on “Self-aligning nanojunctions for integrated single-molecule circuits” is featured on the cover of ACS Nano.

September 04, 2023: Our paper on "DNA nanopores as artificial membrane channels for bioprotonics" published in Nature Communications.

August 01, 2021: Our paper on “Molecular electronics: modulating charge transport in DNA/RNA via intercalation” is featured on the front cover of Nanoscale Horizons, RSC.

November 05, 2018: Our paper on "Detection and identification of genetic material via single-molecule conductance" published in Nature Nanotechnology.

June 21, 2017: Dr. Ören organized the Molecular Electronics Workshop @ TOBB ETU.

March 06, 2017: Dr. Oren presented an invited talk in the Chemical Engineering Department of Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.

August 14-19, 2016: Dr. Oren organized the Bionanodesign Symposium at the IMRC 2016 in Cancún, México.

May 23, 2013: Dr. Oren received the Outstanding Young Scientist Award (TÜBA GEBİP) from the Turkish Academy of Sciences.

December 19, 2012: Dr. Oren received the Research Incentive Award from METU Prof. Dr. Mustafa Parlar Education & Research Foundation.