Cengiz S. Ozkan is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering, at the University of California, Riverside. He received his Ph.D. Degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University in 1997. Before joining UCR in 2001, Dr. Ozkan was employed in the semiconductor industry. Research in the Ozkan group involves the design and synthesis of nanoscale materials for energy storage, nanoelectronics and sensor applications; fundamental understanding and characterization of electrical and optical properties of nanoscale materials; and nanoscale structure–property relationships.
Dr. Ozkan has been a member of several prestigious national centers including the SRC MARCO Center for Functional Engineered Nano Architectonics; the SRC STARnet Center for Spintronic Materials, Interfaces and Novel Architectures, and the NCI Center of Excellence of Nanotechnology for Treatment, Understanding, and Monitoring of Cancer. He has over 500 technical publications including journal articles, conference proceedings, conference abstracts, book chapters; 12 edited books; 13 issued US patents and 11 issued foreign patents; 19 pending patent applications; has given over 150 presentations worldwide; has 18 intellectual properties licensed by the industry, and he is a co-founder of two start-up companies. Dr. Ozkan has been named a Fellow of the MRS (Materials Research Society); and he has been elected a Meeting Chair for the Fall 2021 MRS Meeting in Boston, MA.