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World’s “Ten Outstanding Young Persons”

Asst. Prof. Fatih Inci of Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (UNAM) has been selected as the recipient of the Junior Chamber International (JCI) “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World” (TOYP). 

JCI, an international nonprofit leadership training and civic organization for people between the ages of 18 and 40, is one of the largest and most active such groups in the world, with members in over 120 countries. Each year, JCI honors 10 “outstanding young people” (under the age of 40), who are selected based on “exemplary success in their respective fields and dedicated service to their own communities as well as the world at large.”

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.