Onur Parlak, PI

Principal Investigator

Onur Parlak

Assistant professor

Principal Investigator

About me

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

Onur Parlak earned his PhD in Bioelectronics from Linköping University in 2015. He then received a Fellowship from Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) and joined Alberto Salleo’s Lab at Stanford University for postdoctoral research focusing on wearable bioelectronics. After spending three years, he turned back to Sweden and joined the Karolinska Institutet to translate his engineering skills into medical settings with repatriation support from KAW. 

He has been recently awarded by KI Strategic Funding for 6-years support as an Assistant Professor as a part of KI investment program to recruit and support leading junior researchers with particularly outstanding scientific merits and future potential. Since December 2020, Dr. Parlak has been acting as Assistant Professor at the Department of Neuroscience and 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. 

2021, Lecturer, in Medical Sensors course organized by KTH Royal Institutet of Technology

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

2021, Young Research Group leader for his merits and future potential by KI Strategic Funding

2018-2020, Wallenberg Foundation Repatriation/Starting Grant 

2016-2018, Wallenberg Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 

2011, Research Internship, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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