Updated on April 2020

Onurcan Şahin

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.); University of Crete, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Vision and Optics.

Master of Science (MSc); Istanbul Technical University, Institute of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, System Dynamics and Control.

Bachelor of Science (BS); Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of Physics Engineering, Physics Engineering.

High School; Kadir Has Anatolian High School, Istanbul (Majored in science and mathematics).

WORK EXPERIENCE

Product Manager, Amsterdam - Netherlands

EYEPCR B.V., Product Manager. (Jun 2018 – Present).

Researcher, Heraklion – Greece

University of Crete, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Vision and Optics (Jun 2018 – Present).

Research & Development, Istanbul – Turkey

World Eye Group, R&D Manager. (January 2015 – May 2018).

Researcher, Heraklion – Greece

University of Crete, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Vision and Optics, Optical and Adaptational Limits of Vision, “OPAL” E.U. ITN project (June 2011 – Jun 2014)

Physics Engineer, Istanbul – Turkey

World Eye Hospital, System Engineer of Laser Surgery Room and Biomedical Devices. (August 2009 –June 2011).

Student Assistantship, Istanbul – Turkey

Istanbul Technical University Physics Department (Spring 2008, Fall 2006, Spring 2006, Spring 2005).

Laboratory Assistant, Istanbul – Turkey

Istanbul Technical University Physics Department. Laboratory Assistant of General Physics (Fall 2007, Spring 2007, Fall 2005).


 

PUBLICATIONS

SCI and SCI-Exp Journals:

 The effects of implantable collamer lens implantation on higher order aberrations”, Belma Kayhan, Efekan Coskunseven, Onurcan Sahin, , Ioannis Pallikaris, 2017 on Journal of Refractive Surgery. Journal Link / Download

 Four-stage procedure for keratoconus: intrastromal corneal ring segment implantation, corneal cross-linking, toric phakic intraocular lens and topography-guided photorefractive keratectomy.”, Efekan Coskunseven, Daya Papalkar Sharma, Michael A. Grentzelos, Onurcan Sahin, George D. Kymionis, Ioannis Pallikaris, 2017 on Journal of Refractive Surgery. Journal Link / Download

 Refractive Outcomes of 20 eyes which underwent ICL implantation for correction of hyperopic astigmatism.”, Efekan Coskunseven, Isilay Kavadarli, Onurcan Sahin, Belma Kayhan, Ioannis Pallikaris, 2017 on Journal of Refractive Surgery. Journal Link / Download

Optical Measurement of Straylight in Eyes with Cataract.”, Onurcan Sahin, Alexandros Pennos, Harilaos Ginis, Lucia Hervella, Eloy Villegas, Belen Cañizares, Jose Maria Marin, Ioannis Pallikaris, Pablo Artal, 2016 on Journal of Refractive Surgery. Journal Link / Download

Design and control of a visual servomechanism for automating corneal cross linking treatment on keratoconus patients.”, Onurcan Sahin, Erdinç Altuğ, 2015 on Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences. Journal Link / Download

Compact optical integration instrument to measure intraocular straylight.”, Harilaos Ginis, Onurcan Sahin Alexandros Pennos and Pablo Artal, 2014 on Biomedical Optics Express. Journal Link / Download

Book Chapters:

Femtosecond Laser Surgery in Ophthalmology.”, Chapter 3, Ioannis Pallikaris, Onurcan Sahin and Chapter 12, Efekan Coskunseven, Ioannis Pallikaris, Onurcan Sahin, 2018 Thieme, ISBN: 9781626232365. Link

Corneal cross-linking 2nd edition.”, Chapter 32, Efekan Coskunseven, Onurcan Sahin, 2017 SLACK Inc, ISBN: 1630912107. Link

Patents:

Device for Reconstruction of a Lens Capsule after Cataract Surgery. (Extension)”, Ioannis Pallikaris, Onurcan Sahin, Harilaos Ginis. US patent office. Link

Device for Reconstruction of a Lens Capsule after Cataract Surgery.”, Ioannis Pallikaris, Onurcan Sahin. US patent office. Link

International Proceedings:

A new method for correcting an irregular surface of a cornea.”, Ioannis Pallikaris, Eirini Naoumidi, Onurcan Sahin, 2019 on Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. “ARVO, Vancouver , Canada”. Link

The importance of fundus autofluorescence (FAF) imaging to establish patient eligibility for the Argus II retinal prosthesis system”, Nilufer Unal, Onurcan Sahin, Yusuf Ziya Arslan, Recai Arslantas, Ioannis Pallikaris, 2017 on European Journal Of Ophthalmology. “Floretina, Florence, Italy”. Link

Clinical validation of a compact optical straylight meter in cataract patients.”, Harilaos S Ginis, Alexandros Pennos, Lucia Hervella, Eloy A Villegas, Onurcan Sahin, Belen Cañizares, Jose María Marín, Pablo Artal, 2015 on Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. “ARVO, Denver, USA”. Link

Fast optical measurement of intraocular straylight.”, Harilaos Ginis, Onurcan Sahin, Pablo Artal, 2015 on International Society for Optics and Photonics. San Francisco, USA. Link

A LED based device for transscleral photodynamic ablation of the ciliary body in rabbits using Verteporfin.”, Miltiadis K Tsilimbaris, Roulina Niavi, Onurcan Sahin, Chrysanthi Tsika, Irene Naoumidi, 2014 on Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. “ARVO, Orlando, USA”. Link

Clinical instrument for the optical measurement of straylight in the human eye.”, Onurcan Sahin, Harilaos S Ginis, Miltiadis K Tsilimbaris, Pablo Artal, 2014 on Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. “ARVO, Orlando, USA”. Link / Download

A novel compact optical instrument for the clinical measurement of intraocular light scattering.”, Onurcan Sahin, Harilaos Ginis, Guillermo Perez, Juan Bueno, Pablo Artal, 2013 on Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. “ARVO, Seattle, USA”. Link / Download

Measuring Intraocular Scattering with Spatio-temporally Modulated Light”, Onurcan Sahin, Harilaos S Ginis, Guillermo M Perez, Juan M Bueno, Pablo Artal, 2012 on Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. “ARVO, Miami,USA”. Link / Download

TECHNICAL REPORTS AND PROJECTS

Project on Biomedical Devices; Laboratory of Vision and Optics & University Hospital of Heraklion, Greece, One ventilator for two patients”. Link

Project on Biomedical Devices; EYEPCR, Netherlands, Device for Reconstruction of a Lens Capsule after Cataract Surgery”.

Project on Biomedical Devices; Dunyagoz Hospitals & Yildiz Techical University, 2016 (on progress), “Automated suture device for corneal transplantation surgeries”.

Project on Opto-Mechatronics; University of Crete, PhD. Project 2014, “Fast optical measurements of stray-light in human eye”. Funded by OpAL (PITN‐GA‐2010‐264605) is an Initial Training Network (ITN) funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Download

Project on Biomedical Devices; University of Crete, 2014, “A LED based device for transscleral photodynamic ablation of the ciliary body in rabbits using Verteporfin”.

Project on Biomedical Devices and System Dynamics and Control; Istanbul Technical University Master Thesis Project 2010, “Design and control of a visual servomechanism system for automating corneal cross-linking treatment on keratoconus patients”. Download

Project on Robotics; Istanbul Technical University Mechatronics System Design Project Spring 2009, “Laser guided robot with autonomous computer assistance v.2”

Project on Robotics; National-Wide Robot Olympics Project, Istanbul-Turkey, Spring 2008, “Laser guided robot with autonomous computer assistance”.

CERTIFICATES

Certificate of Attendance: American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting;

·       San Francisco, USA - Oct 2019 Contributor.

·       Chicago, USA - Oct 2016 Poster Presentation.

·       Las Vegas, USA - Nov 2015,Contributor.

Certificate of Attendance: International Conference on Science and Technology;

·       Ankara, Turkey - Oct 2016, “Contributor”.

Certificate of Attendance: Aegean Cornea;

·       Chania, Greece - July 2016, “Oral Presentation”.

·       Rethymno, Greece - July 2012,Contributor.

Certificate of Attendance: Institute of Vision & Optics, University of Crete Summer School;

·       Chania, Greece - June 2016.

·       Santorini, Greece - July 2013.

·       Rethymno, Greece - June 2012.

·       Hersonissos, Greece - Aug 2011.

Certificate of Attendance: European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Winter Meeting;

·       Athens, Greece - Feb 2016, “Contributor”.

·       Istanbul, Turkey - Feb 2015, “Contributor”.

Certificate of Attendance: Aegean Retina;

·       Mykonos, Greece - July 2015, Oral Presentation”.

·       Santorini, Greece - July 2013, “Oral Presentation”.

Certificate of Attendance: International Forum on Optics, Iranian Research Association for Vision and Ophthalmology;

·       Tehran, Iran - Mar 2015, Oral Presentation”.

Certificate of Attendance: 2nd Congress of Clinical Research in Turkey;

·       Istanbul, Turkey - March 2015, Contributor.

Certificate of Attendance: Royal Institute of Technology, AlbaNova Biomedical and X-Ray Physics;

·       Stockholm, Sweden - May 2014, Training Course on;

o   Statistics I-II

o   Intellectual Property Rights

o   Personal Leadership

o   Managing Stress

o   Introduction into peer review

Certificate of Attendance: Abbott Medical Optics Inc. (AMO);

·       Groningen, Netherlands - May 2014, “Private Sector Collaboration”.

Certificate of Attendance: The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting;

·       Vancouver, Canada - May 2019. “Poster Presentation”.

·       Orlando, USA - May 2014, Exhibitor & Poster Presentation”.

·       Seattle, USA - May 2013. “Poster Presentation”.

·       Miami, USA - May 2012. “Poster Presentation”.

Certificate of Attendance: Young Researcher Vision Camp;

·       Leibertingen, Germany - June 2013, “Poster Presentation”.

Certificate of Attendance; EU Liaison Office of the German Research Organizations;

·       Brussels, Belgium - March 2013. Mid-Term Review Meeting for “OPAL” network. “Poster and Oral presentation”.

Certificate of Attendance: Laboratorio de Optica, epartamento de Física, Universidad de Murcia (LO·UM), 

·       Murcia, Spain - Feb 2013. “Lab Exchange.

Certificate of Attendance: Initial Training Network ‘OPAL’;

·       Tubingen, Germany - Dec 2012. Training Course on;

o   Successful Writing of Scientific Papers

o   European Politics

o   How to Write and Maintain a Laboratory journal

o   Mastering your Ph.D.

o   Good Communication and Conflict Management

o   Career Planning and Job Hunting.”

Certificate of Attendance: Laboratorio de Optica, epartamento de Física, Universidad de Murcia (LO·UM),

·       Murcia, Spain - November 2012. Lab Exchange”.

Certificate of Attendance: Instituto de Óptica "Daza de Valdés", Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab;

·       Madrid, Spain - Sep 2012, “Summer School”.

Certificate of Attendance: Initial Training Network ‘OPAL’, Rodenstock GmbH;

·       Munich, Germany - May 2012, “Training Course” on “Insight in to Industrial Research and Development.”

Certificate of Attendance: University of Tubingen, Competence Centre for University Teaching in Medicine;

·       Tubingen, Germany - March 2012, Training Course” on;

o   Effective Scientific Presentations

o   Essentials of Project Management

o   Ethics in Research

o   The Craft of Scientific Presentations

Honor List; Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2007

English Language Education; Pilgrims, Canterbury, England, 2000.

LANGUAGES

Turkish (Native), English (Advance); Greek (Beginner).

COMPUTER SKILLS

- C

- C#

-C++

- OpenCV

- OpenCvSharp

-Arduino

- MatLab

- Mathematica

-SPSS

- Sigma Plot

- Origin

 

- AutoCAD

- Solid Works

- Photoshop

- RhinoCeros

- Zemax

- Ansys

- Eagle

- Proteus

 

ACTIVITIES

Member of “Heraklion Bowling Club (OMH)”, Since 2013.

Member of “The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology”, Since 2012.

Member of “European Optical Society”, Since 2012.

Member of “IEEE”, Since 2012.