Aydogan Ozcan

Aydogan Ozcan

Aydogan Ozcan
Chancellor’s Professor and HHMI Professor
Primary Area: Physical and Wave Electronics

Office: 68-119 Engr. IV
Phone: (310) 825-0915
Research Lab: Bio- and Nano-Photonics Laboratory

Research and Teaching Interests:
Bioimaging, nano-photonics, nonlinear optics
Awards and Recognitions


IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer Award

2016     U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Arab-American Frontiers of Science Fellowship
2015     ICO Prize, International Commission for Optics
2015     The World Economic Forum, Technology Pioneers List
2015     Postdoctoral Scholars Mentoring Award, UCLA
2015     The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Microbiome Workshop, Invited Participant/Panelist
2015     Microscopy Today, Innovation Award
2015     The Kavli Foundation, Kavli Futures Symposium on Microbiome, Invited Participant/Panelist
2014     HHMI Professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
2014     The Optical Society (OSA) Fellow


National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium – Invited Participant


Microscopy Today Innovation Award


Selected Among 10 Breakthrough Technologies of The Year JALA Ten (presented by Journal of Laboratory Automation),

2013     UCLA Chancellor.s Professorship
2013     Fellow, SPIE
2013     SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award .for his seminal contributions to computational imaging, sensing and bio-photonics technologies impacting telemedicine and global health challenges..
2012     IEEE NANOMED Conference, Best Paper Award, 2012


National Academy of Engineering (NAE), The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Award

2012     World Technology Award on Health & Medicine, presented by the World Technology Network in association with TIME, CNN, AAAS, Science, Technology Review, Fortune and Kurzweil


Popular Science, Brilliant 10 Award

2011     The Scientist, Top Innovation of the Year
2011     SPIE Early Career Achievement Award in recognition of his pioneering contributions to non-destructive nonlinear material characterization techniques, nearfield and on-chip imaging and diagnostic systems.
2011     Rockefeller Foundation and mHealth Alliance, Innovators Challenge Winner
2011     Regional Health Care Innovation Challenge Award, The von Liebig Center, UCSD
2011     Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
2011     National Academy of Engineering (NAE), U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium – Invited Participant
2011     Innovation Competition Award, World Reconstruction Conference, Geneva
2011     Army Research Office (ARO), Young Investigator Award
2010     Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award
2010     PopTech Science and Public Leaders Fellowship
2010     NSF CAREER Award
2010     Netexplorateur Award, Netexplorateur Observatory and Forum, France
2010     National Geographic Emerging Explorer Award
2010     LAUNCH Health Innovation Award, presented by NASA, USAID, Department of State, and NIKE
2010     Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Explorations Award
2009     Vodafone Americas Foundation, Wireless Innovation Award
2009     Office of Naval Research (ONR), Young Investigator Award
2009     NIH Director.s New Innovator Award
2009     MIT.s Technology Review Magazine, TR 35 Award
2009     IEEE LEOS Young Investigator Award for his pioneering contributions to non destructive nonlinear material characterization techniques, near-field and on-chip imaging and diagnostic systems.
2008     Outstanding paper award, Annual Meeting of Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), 2008
2008     Okawa Foundation Award, Japan
2006     Outstanding paper award, Gordon Research Conference, Lasers in Medicine and Biology


Selected Publications