H. Ceren Ates honored with Women Interactive Materials Award

The Disposable Microsystems group is delighted to announce that our PhD student, H. Ceren Ates, has been honored as the laureate of the Women Interactive Materials Award in recognition of her contributions to the field of biosensors for on-site therapeutic drug monitoring.

Award-winning research of Ms. Ates is centered on the development of multiplexed biosensors poised to revolutionize healthcare. Her Ph.D. thesis introduced a groundbreaking technology capable of measuring antibiotic levels in easily accessible bodily fluids such as sweat, saliva, or breath, thereby providing valuable insights into an individual's health. Ms. Ates envisions a future where this technology is utilized in real-time for proactive healthcare. She plans to create wearables that seamlessly integrate the bioassay into biocompatible, flexible, and interactive materials, adapting to their surroundings in response to pH, temperature, or humidity changes. Pairing these wearables with machine learning techniques will create a digital twin, enhancing individual well-being.

 The Women Interactive Materials Award unites accomplished young female scientists from around the world each year. This year, six exceptionally talented finalists, including H. Ceren Ates, were chosen to showcase their research in Aachen. Each finalist was granted a 20-minute presentation slot to present their work and field questions from the jury. For her achievements, she received a certificate and 2,500 euros as part of the Women Interactive Materials Award.

More information about the award can be found under: https://www.dwi.rwth-aachen.de/seite/wima


Hatice Ceren Ates
FIT Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies & Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK)
Phone: 0761/203-95123
E-Mail: ceren.ates@mail.fit.uni-freiburg.de