Aydogan Özcan Receives the Inaugural Rahmi Koc Science Award

Aydogan Ozcan, a member of the TASSA Board of Directors, receives the inaugural Rahmi Koc Science Award. Prof. Ozcan has received this award for a blood test device that can be mounted to a cell phone. The newly established award will be given to Turkish scientists, living in Turkey or abroad, who have made significant contributions to science.

Dr. Aydogan Ozcan received his Ph.D. degree at Stanford University Electrical Engineering Department. After a short post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University, he was appointed as a research faculty at Harvard Medical School, Wellman Center for Photomedicine in 2006. Dr. Ozcan joined UCLA in 2007 and he is currently the Chancellor’s Professor at UCLA and an HHMI Professor with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, leading the Bio- and Nano-Photonics Laboratory at UCLA Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering Departments, and is also the Associate Director of the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA.

Dr. Ozcan holds 33 issued patents and more than 20 pending patent applications for his inventions in telemedicine, mobile health, nanoscopy, wide-field imaging, lensless imaging, nonlinear optics, fiber optics, and optical coherence tomography. Dr. Ozcan gave more than 35 plenary/keynote talks and 300+ invited talks and is also the author of one book, the co-author of more than 450 peer reviewed publications in major scientific journals and conferences. In addition, Dr. Ozcan is the founder and a member of the Board of Directors of Holomic/Cellmic LLC.

TASSA Board Congratulates Prof. Aydogan Ozcan.