Onur Parlak

Onur Parlak, PhD

Onur Parlak

Assistant professor

Onur Parlak, PhD

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About me

Lab website: https://www.parlaklab.com/

Onur Parlak earned his PhD in Bioelectronics from Linköping University in 2015. He then received Wallenberg Fellowship and joined Alberto Salleo’s Lab at Stanford University for postdoctoral research focusing on wearable bioelectronics. Subsequently, he turned back to Sweden and joined the Karolinska Institutet to translate his engineering skills into medical settings. Since 2019, he is leading biosensor and bioelectronic research and acting as an Assistant Professor since December 2020 in the newly established AIMES - Centre for the Advancement of Integrated Medical and Engineering Science in Karolinska Institutet where he specializes in personalized diagnostics and digital medicine.

Research description

  • Wearable Bioelectronics
  • Biosensors in Healthcare
  • Stress Mechanisms and Diagnostics
  • Programmable Bioelectronics
  • Biomaterials
  • Electron Microscopy

To read further about our research, please read here.

Teaching portfolio

2021, Lecturer, and course responsible for Biomimetic Systems - Modelling Human Physiology in Infection Biology in Biology of Infection and Global Health (BIGH) Programme. 

2013-2015, A Teaching assistant in Biosensor Technology (graduate)” and “Introduction of Biosensor Technology (undergraduate)” courses. 


December 2020 - continue, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience Department, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

October 2018 – December 2020, Researcher, Neuroscience Department, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

February 2016 – September 2018, Postdoctoral Researcher, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, USA

April 2012 – September 2015, PhD in Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Bioelectronics Centre, Linköping University, Sweden


Academic honours, awards and prizes

2016-2020, Wallenberg Research Fellow

2011, Research Internship, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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