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Awards & Fellowships

Research Awards

2019  Runner-up Best Poster, IEEE BHI [paper

2018  Runner-up Best Paper, IEEE BSN [paper

2018  Best Paper Finalist, IEEE EMBC Student Paper Competition [paper

2017  Best Poster, NextFlex Flexible Hybrid Electronics Workshop 


2021  NSF ASEE Engineering Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowship ($156k)

2021  NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Award (T32)

2020-21  National Library of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellowship, Columbia University (declined)

2015  Teaching Assistant Training and Development Fellowship, University of Maryland

2014-15  Clark School of Engineering Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, University of Maryland

Professional Awards

2021  Caltech Young Investigators Lecture Series

2019  NextProf Future Faculty Workshop Award [news]

2019  iREDEFINE Workshop Award, Georgia Tech

2018  Rising Stars in EECS, MIT [GT news 1] [GT news 2[MIT news] [brochure]

2018  iREDEFINE ECE Professional Development Award, NSF

Conference Travel Awards

2018  IEEE BSN, BHI, EMBC Travel Awards

2016  Molecular Med Tri-Conference, Personal Diagnostics Travel Award

Media Coverage & Recognition

AUG, 2023  A partial solution for migraines and PTSD? This approach offers hope, National Geographic

FEB, 2023  Stress levels are up in 2023 and wearable devices may be the solution, Jeannine Mancini, Benzinga

MAR, 2022 Research from Georgia Tech and Emory University Leads to FDA Breakthrough Designation for New PTSD Treatment, Jerry Grillo, Georgia Tech

JAN, 2022  How Does Vagus Nerve Stimulation Reduce PTSD Symptoms?, Christopher Bergland, Psychology Today

JAN, 2022 Emory-Georgia Tech project studying PTSD receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation, Jennifer Johnson McEwen

MAR, 2021  Güçlü kadınlar anlatıyor, Selin I. Aslantepe, Ajans Bizim [Turkish]

DEC, 2020  Q & A: Fall 2020 ECE Graduates, Ashlee Gardner, Georgia Tech

MAY, 2020 COVID-19 Sonrasi Saglik Teknolojileri (Health Tech Post-COVID-19), Bahcesehir University Faculty of Medicine Conference Series, attended as guest, streamed live [Turkish]

DEC, 2019  ECEDHA and iREDEFINE: Bringing Together Academia and Industry, Leslie Prives, IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine, 13(2): 28-33

AUG, 2019  Gurel Chosen for NextProf Nexus Workshop, Jackie Nemeth, Georgia Tech

DEC, 2018  Three ECE Students Become Rising Stars in Academia, Ashlee Gardner, Georgia Tech

JUN, 2018  Gurel Invited to Rising Stars Workshop, Takes Part in iREDEFINE, Jackie Nemeth, Georgia Tech

JUN, 2018  Toward Wearable Sensing Enabled Closed-Loop Non-invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation, MIT EECS

MAR, 2018  Gurel Receives Paper Prize at IEEE BSN Conference, Jackie Nemeth, Georgia Tech

DEC, 2017 Georgia Tech and NextFlex Team-Up to Make the Internet-of-Things More Flexible & Power Efficient, Christa Ernst, GT Research Horizons

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