Tolga Kaya
Assistant Professor
Electrical Engineering 
ET Building 130G 
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, Circuits and systems, Data converters, MEMS design, Fabrication and testing, Microenergy scavengers, Fluid hydrodynamics
​​Teaching Areas
Microelectronic circuits, Analog/digital VLSI circuit design, Semiconductor devices, Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Data converters
​​​Selected Publications and Presentations

  • 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, In print, 2015.
  • 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.
  • B. Sahin, M. Alomari, and T. Kaya, "Hydration detection through use of artificial sweat in doped-and partially-doped nanostructured CuO films," Ceramics International, In print, 2015.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • S. Shapardanis, M. Hudspeth, and T. Kaya, "Gelatin as a new Humidity Sensing Material: Characterization and Limitations," AIP Advances, 4 (12), 127132, 2014.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • L. Griffith and T.Kaya, "Intellectual Development among Participants in Faculty-Led Research," Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly, 34(4), 10-16, 2013.
  • T. Kaya and H. Koser, "Direct Upstream Motility in Escherichia Coli," Biophysical Journal, 102(7), 1514-1525, 2012.
  • B. Marinkovic, T. Kaya, and H. Koser, "Characterization of Ferroelectric Material Properties of Multifunctional Lead Zirconate Titanate for Energy Harvesting Sensor Nodes," Journal of Applied Physics, 109(1), 014904, 2011.
  • T. Kaya and H. Koser, "Characterization of Hydrodynamic Interactions between the Cell Body and the Bounding Wall for Escherichia Coli in Shear Flow," Physical Review Letters, 103(138103), 2009.
  • T. Kaya and A. Zeki, "A High-Speed CMOS Current Comparator Suitable for Algorithmic Analog-to-Digital Converters," Istanbul University Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 8, 605-608, 2008.
  • Kaya, A. Zeki, and H. Koser, "A novel MEMS based batteryless active RFID system," ITU Journal o​f Engineering, 7(5), 89-96, 2008
  • Kaya, H. Koser, and E. Culurciello, "A Low-Voltage Temperature Sensor for Micro Power Harvesters in Silicon-on-Sapphire CMOS," Electronics Letters, 42, 526-528, 2006.