Onur Parlak

Onur Parlak

Assistant Professor
Visiting address: CMM, L8:02, Karoliska Universitetssjukhuset Solna, 17176 Stockholm
Postal address: K2 Medicin, Solna, K2 Derm o Ven Xu Landén N Parlak O, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Onur Parlak earned his PhD in Bioelectronics from Linköping University in 2015. He then received a Fellowship from The Knut and Alice Wallenberg
    Foundation (KAW) and started postdoctoral research at Stanford University, 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 a KAW starting grant.
    He has been recently awarded by KI Central Funding as an Assistant Professor and research group leader as a part of the KI investment program to recruit and support leading junior researchers with particularly outstanding scientific merits and future potential. Since 2021, Dr. Parlak has been
    acting as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Medicine, Solna, Dermatology and Venereology Unit in Karolinska Institutet where he
    specializes in personalized diagnostics and wearable bioelectronics.

    Team Members
    Onur Parlak, PI
    Sihui Xu, PhD student
    Liu Yang, PhD student
    Nicolas Maino, Postdoc
    Morteza Hasanpouraminiri, Postdoc (with TUM)

    2022 Bo Rydin Foundation Research Support (2 M SEK)
    2022 KI Research Incubator Interdisciplinary Research Grant (2 M SEK)
    2022 Swedish Research Council Starting Grant in Medicine and Health (6 M SEK)
    2021 Karolinska Institutet Research Incubator (KIRI) Fellow
    2021 European Innovation Council Research Project Support (40 M SEK)
    2021 HudFonden - Swedish Skin Foundation
    2020 KI Central Funding to support Tenure-track positions and starting grant (7 M SEK)
    2020 Young Research Group leader for his merits and future potential by KI Central Funding
    2020 Åforsk Foundation Research Grant for Young researchers (0.5 M SEK)
    2018 Knut and Alice Wallenberg (KAW) Foundation Repatriation Grant
    2016 Knut and Alice Wallenberg (KAW) Foundation Postdoctoral Research

    2019 – 2020 Researcher, Neuroscience Department, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
    2016 – 2018 Postdoctoral Researcher, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, USA
    2012 – 2015 PhD in Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Bioelectronics Centre, Linköping University, Sweden
    2011 Research Internship, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


  • Wearable Bioelectronics
    Epidermal Sensors
    Medical Diagnostics
    Programmable Bioelectronics
    Biomaterials Design &

  • Electron Microscopy


  • 2024-current, Lecturer and course responsible for Introduction Materials and Engineering Methods in Medicine
    2021 Lecturer, and course responsible for Biomimetic Systems - Modelling Human Physiology in Infection Biology in Biology of Infection and Global Health (BIGH) Programme.
    2021-current, Lecturer, in Medical Sensors course organized by KTH Royal Institutet of Technology


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