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Dr. Murat Kuscu

Dr.  Murat Kuscu

Research Assistant

Cambridge Graphene Centre, Engineering Department,
University of Cambridge, 9, JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FA


Murat Kuscu received his B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Middle East Technical University, Turkey, in 2011, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Koc University, Turkey, in 2013 and 2017, respectively. He is currently a research assistant in the Internet of Everything (IoE) Group, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK. His current research interests include nanoscale and molecular communications, and Internet of Everything.

Research Interests

Internet of Bio-Nano Things (IoBNT), Nanonetworks, Molecular Communications


[Journal Papers]

  1. M. Aktas, M. Kuscu, E. Dinc, O. B. Akan, "D-DSC: Decoding Delay-based Distributed Source Coding for Internet of Sensing Things," PLOS One, vol. 13, no. 3, p. e0193154, March 2018.
  2. M. Kuscu, O. B. Akan, "Modeling Convection-Diffusion-Reaction Systems for Microfluidic Molecular Communications with Surface-based Receivers in Internet of Bio-Nano Things," PLOS One, vol. 13, no. 2, p. e0192202, February 2018.
  3. M. Kuscu, O. B. Akan, "Maximum Likelihood Detection with Ligand Receptors for Diffusion-Based Molecular Communications in Internet of Bio-Nano Things," IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 44-54, January 2018.
  4. O. B. Akan, H. Ramezani, T. Khan, N. A. Abbasi, M. Kuscu, "Fundamentals of Molecular Information and Communication Science," Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 105, no. 2, pp. 306-318, February 2017.
  5. M. Kuscu, O. B. Akan, "Modeling and Analysis of SiNW FET-Based Molecular Communication Receiver," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 64, no. 9, pp. 3708-3721, September 2016.
  6. M. Kuscu, O. B. Akan, "On the Physical Design of Molecular Communication Receiver Based on Nanoscale Biosensors," IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 16, no. 8, pp. 2228-2243, April 2016.
  7. M. Kuscu, O. B. Akan, "The Internet of Molecular Things Based on FRET," IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 4-17, February 2016.
  8. M. Kuscu, A. Kiraz, O. B. Akan, "Fluorescent Molecules as Transceiver Nanoantennas: The First Practical and High-Rate Information Transfer over a Nanoscale Communication Channel based on FRET," Nature Scientific Reports, vol. 5, pp. 7831, January 2015.
  9. M. Kuscu, O. B. Akan, "A Communication Theoretical Analysis of FRET-Based Mobile Ad Hoc Molecular Nanonetworks," IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 255-266, September 2014.
  10. M. Kuscu, O. B. Akan, "FRET-Based Nanoscale Point-to-Point and Broadcast Communications with Multi-Exciton Transmission and Channel Routing," IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 315-326, September 2014.
  11. M. Kuscu, O. B. Akan, "Coverage and Throughput Analysis for FRET-Based Mobile Molecular Sensor/Actor Nanonetworks," Nano Communication Networks Journal (Elsevier), vol. 5, no. 1-2, pp. 45-53, March-June 2014.
  12. M. Kuscu, O. B. Akan, "Multi-Step FRET-Based Long-Range Nanoscale Communication Channel," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), vol. 31, no. 12, pp. 715-725, December 2013.
  13. M. Kuscu, O. B. Akan, "A Physical Channel Model and Analysis for Nanoscale Molecular Communications with Forster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)," IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 200-207, January 2012.

[Book Chapters]

  1. E. Dinc, B. A. Bilgin, M. Kuscu, O. B. Akan, "Internet of Everything (IoE) - From Molecules to the Universe," to appear in Harnessing the Internet of Everything (IoE) for Accelerated Innovation Opportunities, Edited by P. J. S. Cardoso, J. Monteiro, J. Semiao, and J. M. F. Rodrigues, IGI Global, 2018.
  2. M. Kuscu, O. B. Akan, "Nanoscale Communications Based on Forster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)", to appear in Modeling, Methodologies and Tools for Molecular and Nano-scale Communications, Edited by J. Suzuki, T. Nakano and M. J. Moore, Springer, 2017.

[Conference Papers]

  1. G. Muzio, M. Kuscu, O. B. Akan, "Selective Signal Detection with Ligand Receptors under Interference in Molecular Communications," in Proc. IEEE SPAWC 2018, Kalamata, Greece, June 2018.
  2. M. Kuscu, O. B. Akan, "On the Capacity of Diffusion-Based Molecular Communications with SiNW FET-Based Receiver," to appear in Proc. IEEE EMBC 2016, Orlando, FL, USA, August 2016.
  3. M. Kuscu, O. B. Akan, "Modeling and Analysis of SiNW BioFET as Molecular Antenna for Bio-Cyber Interfaces towards the Internet of Bio-NanoThings," in Proc. IEEE WF-IoT 2015, Milan, Italy, December 2015.
  4. M. Kuscu, "An Information-Theoretic Model and Analysis of Graphene Plasmon-Assisted FRET-Based Nanocommunication Channel," in Proc. ACM NANOCOM 2014, Atlanta, GA, USA, May 2014.
  5. F. Soylemezgiller, M. Kuscu, D. Kilinc, "A Traffic Congestion Avoidance Algorithm with Dynamic Road Pricing for Smart Cities," in Proc. IEEE PIMRC 2013, London, UK, September 2013.
  6. M. Kuscu, O. B. Akan, "FRET-Based Mobile Molecular Nanonetworks," in Proc. IEEE Med-Hoc-Net 2013, Ajaccio, Corsica, France, June 2013.
  7. M. Kuscu, D. Malak, O. B. Akan, "An Information Theoretical Analysis of Broadcast Networks and Channel Routing for FRET-Based Nanoscale Communications," in Proc. IEEE MoNaCom 2012 (in conjunction with IEEE ICC 2012), Ottawa, Canada, June 2012.
  8. M. Kuscu, O. B. Akan, "FRET-based Single-pair, Broadcast and Multi-step Nanocommunications with Multi-exciton Transmission," 4th NaNoNetworking Summit (N3Summit 2012), Barcelona, Spain, June 2012.
  9. M. Kuscu, O. B. Akan, "A Nanoscale Communication Channel with Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)," in Proc. IEEE MoNaCom 2011 (in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2011), Shangai, China, April 2011.


  1. M. Kuscu, "Nanoscale and Bio-inspired Communication Techniques for the Internet of Bio-Nano Things", Ph.D. Thesis, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2017.
  2. M. Kuscu, "Nanoscale Communications Based on Forster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)", M.Sc. Thesis, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013.