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Dr. Alper Bozkurt

| Biography

Dr. Bozkurt joined NCSU in August 2010. His research interests include development of microscale sensors, actuators and methodologies to unlock the mysteries of biological systems with an aim of engineering these systems directly or developing new engineering approaches by learning from these systems.

Prior to joining to NC State, Dr.Bozkurt performed research at Cornell University (2006-2010) to interface microtechnologies with metamorphic development of insects for building remotely controlled biobotic organisms (insect cyborgs). His previous research at Drexel University (2002-2004) included the development of functional near infrared spectroscopy systems for brain-machine interfaces to augment cognition and for clinical monitoring of the newborn brain in neonatal intensive care units.

(More information about these research is available at Dr.Bozkurt's website).

| Education

  1. 2010 - PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  2. 2004 - MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  3. 2001 - BSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

| Primary Research Interests

  1. Bioelectronics Engineering (Including Bioinstrumentation*, Biomechatronics*, Biomimetic Systems*)
*Denotes areas in which student research is supported by Dr. Bozkurt

| Other Research Interests

  1. Electronic Circuits and Systems (Including Analog Circuits, Digital Circuits)

| Awards and Honors

  • 2009 - IEEE International Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology Best Paper Nomination
  • 2008 - Best poster award in Cornell Nanoscience Facility Annual Meeting
  • 2008 - Donald Kerr Award from Cornell University
  • 2007 - Official consultant for the Disney Movie “G-Force” produced by Jerry Bruckheimer
  • 2004 - Honorable Mention in Drexel University Research Day
  • 2001 - Calhoun Fellowship from Drexel University