Koc University Optical Microsystems Laboratory (OML)
The Optical Microsystems Laboratory (OML) was established at Koç University in 2002 by Prof. Hakan Ürey. The research is focused on applying microoptical and microelectromechanical systems to develop novel devices and systems. The laboratory has particular expertise in 3D displays, Pico-projectors, MEMS laser scanners, MEMS spectrometers, MEMS imaging, and MEMS based biosensing. The research group currently has 22 researchers including post docs, engineers and graduate students. The laboratory has participated in five FP6 and FP7 projects and has extensive experience in industry cooperation. Noteworthy are the collaborations with Microvison Inc., USA on the development of MEMS scanners and novel architectures for pico-projectors and with Aselsan Inc., Turkey on the development of MEMS based thermal imaging cameras. TARABIOS, a spinoff company from OML finished its first prototype and continues to work blood coagulation measurement. In 2013 Prof. Ürey was granted the prestigious ERC advance grant for “Wearable augmented reality 3D displays”.