Open Positions
Several MSc and PhD student positions are available!

CALICO Lab is currently seeking highly motivated and creative researchers to join our team, focusing on translational and interdisciplinary research at the intersection of information and communication technologies, nanotechnology, and biotechnology.

Applications are invited for fully-funded MSc and PhD student positions in the following research areas:

  • Modeling of artificial and natural molecular communication systems, validated by particle-based spatial stochastic and finite-element simulations, as well as wet-lab experiments
  • Design, modeling, optimization, and fabrication of graphene FET biosensor-based molecular communication receivers
  • Micro/nanofabrication of microfluidic molecular communication systems
  • Development of practical and low-complexity modulation, detection and channel estimation techniques for molecular communications, leveraging unique properties of nanoscale and biological interactions, e.g., ligand-receptor interactions

Accepted MSc and PhD students will be initially funded by the TUBITAK 1001 project ‘MiMoGraph, and will have the opportunity to enroll in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bio-medical Sciences and Engineering, or Materials Science and Engineering programs within the Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering at Koç University, under the supervision of Dr. Murat Kuşcu.

CALICO Lab is dedicated to developing interdisciplinary solutions that interconnect nonconventional things (e.g., engineered bacteria, nanobiosensors, nanoparticles) using nonconventional communication methods (e.g., molecular communications) in nonconventional environments (e.g., inside human body) for nonconventional applications (e.g., continuous intrabody health monitoring, smart drug delivery without side effects).

In pursuit of our ‘Internet of Bio-Nano Things’ vision, we employ a highly interdisciplinary approach that combines theoretical and practical expertise in information and communication technologies, microfluidics, molecular interactions, nanobiosensors, graphene and related nanomaterials. Additional information can be found at:

If you are interested in applying for these positions, please email your CV and transcript(s) to Dr. Murat Kuşcu at, or fill out the application interest form.

 Application deadline: June 4, 2023 (Early applications are being evaluated on a rolling basis)
 Position start date: September 2023

For more information on the formal application process, and financial aid packages, please follow these links:

Keywords: Internet of bio-nano things, molecular communications, graphene and related 2d nanomaterials, nanobiosensors, microfluidics, molecular interactions

Application Interest Form