• Halim Ayan received the B.Sc. (summa cum laude) degree in mechanical engineering from Ege University, Izmir, Turkey, in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering and mechanics from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, in 2009. His doctoral study was on development and characterization of a novel non‐thermal atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharge plasma with nanosecond rise time high voltage pulses for medical and biological applications.

    From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Ayan was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Engineering and Physics, Murray State University, Murray, KY, USA and Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Paducah, KY USA. He has been an Assistant Professor from 2012 to 2018, and since 2018 an Associate Professor with the Department of Bioengineering and the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA, where he has been teaching both bioengineering and mechanical engineering courses.

    Dr. Ayan’s current research interests include discharge physics and biomedical applications of atmospheric pressure dielectric-barrier discharge such as sterilization and cancer treatment. He has received 1 NSF and 2 USAF-MDA research grants; published 1 book, 2 book chapters, 18 peer-reviewed journal articles, and 1 patent; and delivered several podium presentations at international conferences. Dr. Ayan serves as a reviewer for several internationally recognized journals and is a founding member of the International Society of Plasma Medicine and the International Society for Biofabrication.

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