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Date of Birth : 1972
Place of Birth : Istanbul
Nationality : Turkish
Marital Status : Married
Driving License : Full License since 1992
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MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Surrey, UK

Degree Awarded: October 1995

Thesis Title: LABVIEW based controller for Compustim 10B surrey stimulator

This involved designing a Labview based controller for a particular functional electrical stimulator used for the foot-drop patients.

BSc in Electronics Engineering, School of Engineering, Department of Electronics Engineering, Istanbul University

Degree Awarded: September 1993; GPA: 77.77/100

Thesis Title: Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)

This involved investigating and designing a functional electrical stimulator to stimulate the peripheral nerves in the arm.


Work Experience



Research Assistant, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Electronic Engineering Department, Istanbul Kultur University, Istanbul,

The position involves research and teaching assistance of the Department including laboratory work.

11/2001-7/2003 Research Assistant, Department of Surgery and Anesthesia, Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ School of Medicine, King’s College London, UK

The post was the result of the collaboration between Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ School of Medicine and Division of Engineering and supported by a grant from the Guy's and St Thomas’ Hospital Charitable Foundation. The project title was “Improving the effectiveness and tolerability of non-invasive ventilation (NIPPV) thorough development of an intelligent ventilator”. The investigators were Dr. DM Miller, Dr

KC Lee, Prof. J Moxham. The main achievements were:

• to investigate the influence of different design of facemasks and different non-invasive ventilator modes upon total dynamic dead space. As a result of this study an article has been published.

• to develop testing facilities for measuring the leak of the commercially available facemasks. The tests are still on-going at King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill and a publication is in preparation.

• to improve existing mechanical test lung for the repeatable and reliable testing of non-invasive ventilators.

• to develop an actuation device and control software for biomedical sensing in high and variable magnetic field. This work has been done under the collaboration between Division of Engineering and Institute of Psychiatry.

4/2000-10/2001 Production Assistant, National Blood Service London and South East Zone, London, UK

The post involved all routine work of the Components Department, which are processing of the donated blood packs, producing of the blood components and labeling of the products

06/1998-12/1999 Sales Administrator, AMS Tibbi Cihaz İmalat İthalat İhracath Ltd. Sti., Istanbul, TURKEY
07/1997-06/1998 Regional Sales Administrator in Medical Engineering, SIEMENS Simko Ticaret ve Sanayi A.S., Istanbul, TURKEY
12/1995-07/1997 Service Administrator, BİNAŞ Binbay Hastane Donatimi Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., Istanbul, TURKEY




  • Dräger Evita family and Cato anaesthetic machine, Germany, 1996
  • Dräger Evita 4, Germany, 1996
  • Dräger Basic Seminar, Germany, 1996

·     Dräger Julian anesthesia machine, Germany, 1997

·     Dräger Sales Training, Germany, 1997

  • Siemens Advanced Electro Medicine Sales Training, Sweden, 1997
  • Siemens Advanced Computed Tomography Sales Training, Germany, 1998
  • Siemens Advanced Roentgen and Angio Systems Sales Training, Germany, 1998

·     Siemens Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging Sales Training, Germany, 1998

  • Siemens Advanced Special Systems Sales Training, Germany, 1998
  • Siemens Advanced Siemens Networking Sales Training, Germany, 1998
  • Bear Medical Systems Service Training, Holland, 1998
  • Fisher & Paykel 2nd Regional Dealer Meeting, Dubai U.A.E., 1998
  • Mediprema Marketing Training, France, 1999


Teaching Experience


Respiratory Mechanics
Biomedical Transducers
Electrical Measurement
Electronic Circuits


Research Interests and Activities


Biomedical Signal Processing
Modelling of the Respiratory System
Respiratory Mechanics
Biomedical Sensors
Stochastic Signal Processing


Academic Projects


06.10.2006 İÜ Araştırma Fonu, T-965/06102006 sayılı "Kronik Obstrüktif Akciğer (KOAH) hastalar için invaziv olmayan ventilasyonda kullanılan yüz maskelerinin hesaplamalı ve denysel incelenmesi" başlıklı proje için 7.350 YTL destek.
07. 2005 TÜBİTAK-EEAG Hızlı Destek Programı, 105E060 sayılı "Kronik Obstrüktif Akciğer (KOAH) hastalar için invaziv olmayan ventilasyonda kullanılan yüz maskelerinin hesaplamalı ve denysel incelenmesi: akıllı ventilasyona doğru çalışma" başlıklı proje için 15.000 YTL destek.


Skills and Computer Literacy



Advance level English

Computer Advance level LabView Graphical Programming Language and Intermediate level Matlab


List of Publications


Book chapters  
International Publicationals  
Saatci, E., Miller, D.M., Stell, I.M., Lee, K.C., Moxham, J., (2004), “Dynamic dead space in facemasks used with non-invasive ventilators: A lung model study”, European Respiratory Journal, 23(1), 129-135. PDF
1. Saatci, E., Akan, A., (2005), "Heart sound reduction in lung sound by spectrogram", 3rd European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference - EMBEC’05, Prague, Czech Republic, Nov. 20-25. PDF
2. Saatçı, E., Akan, A., (2006), “Lung sound noise reduction using Gabor time-frequency masking”, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering WC-2006, Seoul Korea, Aug 27-Sep 1, 865-868.PDF
3. Saatçı, E., Akan, A., (2007), “Lung model parameter estimation by Unscented Kalman Filter”, 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society EMBC07, Lyon, France, Aug 23-26.PDF
4. Saatçı, E., Akan, A., (2007), “A study on the state estimation of nonlinear electric circuits by  Unscented Kalman Filter”, 5th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bursa, Türkiye Dec 5-9.PDF
National Publicationals