Onur Ferhanoğlu received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Bilkent University, in 2003 and 2005 respectively, in Electrical Engineering. In 2005, he joined the Optical Microsystems Laboratory at Koç University as a graduate researcher, where he developed MEMS based thermal imaging sensor arrays. During graduate studies, he visited Johns Hopkins University (2004), Georgia Tech. (2007) and EPFL (2010) as a research scholar. After receiving his Ph.D. (2011), he became a post-doctoral fellow at Femtosecond Laser Assisted Biophotonics Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin, where he played a keyrole in the development of an ultrafast laser microsurgery scalpel (2011-2014).