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Erkan Tüzel, co-chair of the 27th International Conference on Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics (DSFD 2018)
June 25, 2018
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WPI professor Erkan Tüzel (left) and PhD candidate James Kingsley examine a device for sorting healthy sperm from raw semen.
January 03, 2018

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Local researchers develop device to help treat male infertility

Boston 25 News talked to Erkan Tuzel, associate professor of physics, biomedical engineering, and computer science, about Spartan, a small device that can be used to determine the fastest and best sperm cells to use during in vitro fertilization. “We wanted to come up with a passive technique where the sperm cells are not subjected to any large forces,” Tuzel told Boston 25. “The objective would be to come up with improved infertility solutions so that these processes take a shorter amount of time with better success rate."

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Engineering Innovation Sperm Obstacle Course Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

WTOP radio in Washington, D.C., aired a segment featuring Erkan Tüzel, associate professor of physics, biomedical engineering, and computer science, discussing a sperm-sorting device that could improve IVF success. The segment also appears on the National Academy of Engineering web site.

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