Alper Bozkurt

Alper Bozkurt

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).


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

Awards & Honors

2020 - University Faculty Scholar
2016 - Best Paper Finalist, IEEE Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks
2016 - IEEE Sensors Council Young Professional Award
2016 - NSF CAREER Award
2015 - Best Paper Award,IEEE Body Sensor Networks Conference
2015 - IBM Faculty Award
2015 - NCSU William F. Lane Outstanding Teaching Award
2015 - Popular Science Brilliant 10 List
2014 - Best Paper Award, The Government Microcircuit Applications & Critical Technology Conference
2013 - Best Paper Finalist, IEEE Conference on Bio-medical Wireless Technologies, Networks, and Sensing Systems
2015, 2013 - NCSU Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Award
2016, 2009 - Best Paper Finalist, IEEE International Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
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



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