Meet the Innovators Under 35

Canan Dagdeviren, The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

A master of flexible sensors and batteries sees opportunities for a new class of medical devices.

Canan Dagdeviren, Postdoctoral Researcher, The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Canan Dagdeviren was born in Istanbul, Turkey. She received a bachelor's degree in physics engineering from Hacettepe University in Ankara and a master's degree in materials science and engineering from Sabanci University in Istanbul. As a Fulbright Doctoral Fellow, she studied materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, receiving a PhD 2014. Dagdeviren's research focused on the applications of active piezoelectric materials and patterning techniques for "unusual" electronic devices with an emphasis on bio-integrated systems. She is now a postdoctoral researcher at the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT and a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard University.

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Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.