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Dr.-Ing. Can Dincer

Junior research group leader



Dr.-Ing. Can Dincer is currently the head of the junior research group "Disposable Microsystems" at the FIT Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies and at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) of the University of Freiburg. The main interest of his junior research group is the development of bioanalytical microsystems for various applications including diagnostics, especially wearables and point-of-care diagnostics, food and environmental monitoring.

Having completed his studies in microsystems engineering, Dr. Dincer graduated from the Technical Faculty of the University of Freiburg. He received his PhD degree with summa cum laude in 2016 through his work on the topic "Electrochemical microfluidic multiplexed biosensor platform for point-of-care testing”. In early 2017, he has been awarded by the second place in Gips-Schüle Young Scientist Award for his dissertation.

Between June 2017 – June 2019, Dr. Dincer also worked as a visiting researcher at the Department of Bioengineering at the Imperial College London. During this time, his focus was on the paper-based analytical devices and their different applications. In September 2019, he joined the editorial team of the journal “Biosensors and Bioelectronics” as an Associate Editor.

In late 2019, Dr. Dincer received the Adolf Martens Prize in the category "Analytical Chemistry" for his research on the optimization of electrochemical biosensors for the point-of-care diagnostics. In September 2020, he has been awarded with the Best Paper Award 2020 of iba Heiligenstadt for his publication “CRISPR/Cas13a powered electrochemical microfluidic biosensor for nucleic acid amplification-free miRNA diagnostics” in the journal “Advanced Materials”. Besides, in 2020 Dr. Dincer is also recognized within 25 early-stage investigators advancing the field of sensor science in the Special Issue “Rising Stars in Sensing” of the journal “ACS Sensors”. In July 2021, he has received the Biosensors & Bioelectronics Best Paper Award for his work on “CRISPR-powered electrochemical microfluidic multiplexed biosensor for target amplification-free miRNA diagnostics” published in the journal “Biosensors and Bioelectronics”.

Research interests

  • Microfluidic diagnostics
  • Disposable sensors
  • Bioanalytical microsystems
  • Microfluidic paper-based analytical devices – µPADs
  • Lab-on-a-chip
  • Multiplexed point-of-care testing – xPOCT
  • Personalized medicine
  • miRNA profiling
  • Exhaled breath sensing


Honors and awards

  • Biosensors & Bioelectronics Best Paper Award 2020/2021 (1. Place)
  • Recognized in the Special Issue “Rising Stars in Sensing” of ACS Sensors (2020)
  • Best Paper Award 2020 of iba (1. Place)
  • Adolf Martens Prize 2018
  • Associate editor of “Biosensors and Bioelectronics” and "Biosensors and Bioelectronics: X" (since Sep 2019)
  • MicroTAS technical programme committee member (2018 – 2021)
  • Member of the FIT directorate as young researcher (Aug 2018 – Aug 2019)
  • Gips-Schüle Young Scientist Award 2017 (2. Place)
  • Best poster prize "Biosensors conference 2012" in Cancun, Mexiko



  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE)
  • German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT) in the VDE
  • MicroTEC Südwest






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University of Freiburg
IMTEK – Department of Microsystems Engineering
Laboratory for Sensors
Georges-Köhler-Allee 103, Room 01-092
79110 Freiburg, Germany

  email:   dincer@imtek.de
phone:   +49 761 203 95129 / 7264
mobile:   +49 171 531 7678
fax:   +49 761 203 7262
FIT Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies
Georges-Köhler-Allee 105, Room 02-028
79110 Freiburg, Germany
  ORCID:   0000-0003-3301-1198
url:   www.imtek.de/sensors


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