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Tolga Kaya

​​​​Photo of Tolga KayaAssociate Professor
Electrical Engineering 
ET Building 220B
989-774-1494 

​​​Education
  • Ph.D., Electronics Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, 2007
  • M.S., Electronics and Communication Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, 2002
  • B.S., Electronics and Communication Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, 1999
​​Affiliations
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; IEEE Circuits and Systems Society; IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society; IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society
​​Professional Interests
Biological sensors, MEMS
​​Teaching Areas
Microelectronic circuits, Circuits and Systems
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​​​Selected Publications and Presentations (Last 3 years)
  • B. DeJong, K. Yelamarthi, and T. Kaya, "An Engineering Research Program for High School Science Teachers: Year Two Changes and Results," Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, Accepted, 2015 (Impact factor: Not indexed).
  • D. M. Battaglia and T. Kaya, "How Flipping Your First-Year Digital Circuits Course Positively Affects Student Perceptions and Learning," International Journal of Engineering Education, 31(4), 1126-1138, 2015 (Impact factor: 1.28).
  • G. Liu, R. Fuentes, H. Koser, and T. Kaya, "A self-powered power conditioning circuit for battery-free energy scavenging applications," Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 83(2), 203-207, 2015 (Impact factor: 0.4).
  • G. Liu, M. Alomari, B. Sahin, S. E. Snelgrove, J. Edwards, A. Mellinger, and T. Kaya, "Real-time sweat analysis via alternating current conductivity of artificial and human sweat," Applied Physics Letters, 106, 133702, 2015 (Impact factor: 3.52).
  • B. Sahin, M. Alomari, and T. Kaya, "Hydration detection through use of artificial sweat in doped-and partially-doped nanostructured CuO films," Ceramics International, 41(6), 8002-8007, 2015 (Impact factor: 2.09).
  • T. S White, K. Petsch, and T. Kaya, "Evaluation of the Silicon on Glass Microfabrication Process for MEMS Accelerometers," International Journal of Modern Engineering, 15(1), 36-45, 2014 (Impact factor: 3.0).
  • J. A. Pulcifer-Stump, S. Kettler, J. L. Koch, P. Seeling, and T. Kaya, "From Pit to Long Lie: A Fall-detection Algorithm for Smart Phones," The International Journal of Engineering Research & Innovation, accepted, 2014 (Impact factor: 1.58).
  • S. Shapardanis, M. Hudspeth, and T. Kaya, "Gelatin as a new Humidity Sensing Material: Characterization and Limitations," AIP Advances, 4 (12), 127132, 2014(Impact factor: 1.35).
  • M. Alomari, G. Liu, A. Mueller, A. Mock, R. Ghosh, K. Smith, and T. Kaya, "A Portable Optical Human Sweat Sensor," Journal of Applied Physics, 116 (21), 183102, 2014 (Impact factor: 2.19).
  • M. Alomari, A. Mueller, K. Sel, J. Edwards, and T. Kaya, "Detection of Relative [Na+] and [K+] Levels in Sweat with Optical Measurements," Journal of Applied Physics, 115 (20), 203107, 2014 (Impact factor: 2.19).
  • M. Alomari, K. Sel, A.Mueller, A. Mellinger, and T. Kaya, "The effect of Na+ and K+Doping on the properties of sol-gel deposited 2-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone thin films,"Journal of Applied Physics, 113 (20), 204901, 2013 (Impact factor: 2.08).
  • K. Yelamarthi, B. DeJong, D. Chen, Q. Hu, F. Cheng, and T. Kaya, "A Engineering Research Program for High School Science Teachers: Feedback and Lessons Learned from the Pilot Implementation," The Technology Interface International Journal, 13(2), 49-60, 2013 (Impact factor: 0.73).
  • L. Griffith and T.Kaya, "Intellectual Development among Participants in Faculty-Led Research," Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly, 34(4), 10-16, 2013 (Impact factor: not indexed).

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  • ​S. S. Parizi, D. Caruntu, A. Mellinger, T. Kaya, and G. Caruntu, "Solution-Processed Dielectric Gate Thin Film Using Barium Titanate Colloidal Nanocrystals for Field Effect Transistor," Material Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, December 2014.
  • T. S White, K. Petsch, and T. Kaya, "Evaluation of the Silicon on Glass Microfabrication Process for MEMS Accelerometers," International Association of Journals and Conferences, 4th IAJC/ISAM Joint International Conference, Orlando, FL, September 2014.
  • G. Liu, K. Smith, and T. Kaya, "Implementation of a Microfluidic Conductivity Sensor — a Potential Sweat Electrolyte Sensing System for Dehydration Detection," 36th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Chicago, IL, August 2014.
  • T. Kaya, "Improvements through the Second Year Research Experiences for Teachers Program," American Society of Engineering Education National Meeting, Indianapolis IN, June 2014.
  • M. R. Alomari, K. Sel, J. Edwards, A. Mueller, and T. Kaya, "Detection of Relative [Na+] and [K+] Levels in Sweat with Optical Measurements," Material Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2014.
  • S. Shapardanis, M. Hudspeth, and T. Kaya, "Design and Implementation of Collagen-Based Capacitive Relative Humidity Sensors," IEEE Sensors, Baltimore MD, November 2013.
  • S. H. Maison, A. J. P. Bauer, S. Shapardanis, T. S. White, Z. Zhang, B. Li, Q. Hu, and T. Kaya, "Cell Di-Electrorotation: Studying of Rotation to Characterize  Biological Cells and the Connections in Engineering to the  Next Generation Standards," American Society of Engineering Education National Meeting, Atlanta GA, June 2013.
  • L. Arnold, Z. Zhang, T. Kaya, B. Li, and Q. Hu, "Incorporating Engineering into the High School Chemistry Classroom," American Society of Engineering Education National Meeting, Atlanta GA, June 2013.
  • T. Kaya, K. Yelemarthi, B. DeJong, Q. Hu, S. Cheng, and D. Chen, "Learned Lessons from the First Year Research Experiences for Teachers Program," American Society of Engineering Education National Meeting, Atlanta GA, June 2013.