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3074 Engr Bldg II
Campus Box 7911
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7911
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Dr. Omer Oralkan

| Biography

Dr. Oralkan joined the faculty at the North Carolina State University in January 2012. His research interests are at the interface of electrical engineering and the life sciences, particularly on using integrated circuits and underlying technologies to implement medical devices and supporting systems for diagnostics and therapy. More specifically, his current research focuses on developing devices and systems for ultrasound imaging, photoacoustic imaging, image-guided therapy, biological and chemical sensing, and ultrasound neural stimulation.

Prior to joining NC State, he was a Research Associate (2004-2007) and then a Senior Research Associate (2007-2011) in the E. L. Ginzton Laboratory at Stanford University, where he worked on capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers. He also served as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Santa Clara University, CA (2009-2011).

| Education

  1. 2004 - Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, CA
  2. 1997 - M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Clemson University, SC
  3. 1995 - B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

| Primary Research Interests

  1. Bioelectronics Engineering (Including Bioinstrumentation*, Biomechatronics*, Biomimetic Systems*)

| Other Research Interests

  1. Electronic Circuits and Systems (Including Analog Circuits, Digital Circuits)
  2. Physical Electronics, Photonics & Magnetics (Including Silicon Devices and Fabrication)

| Selected Publications

  1. B. T. Khuri-Yakub and Ö. Oralkan, “Capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers for medical imaging and therapy,” J. Micromech. Microeng., vol. 21, no. 5, 054004, May 2011.
  2. B. T. Khuri-Yakub, Ö. Oralkan, and M. Kupnik, "Next-gen ultrasound," IEEE Spectrum, vol. 46, no. 5, pp. 44-54, May 2009.
  3. I. O. Wygant, N. S. Jamal, H. J. Lee, A. Nikoozadeh, Ö. Oralkan, M. Karaman, and B. T. Khuri-Yakub, “An integrated circuit with transmit beamforming flip-chip bonded to a 2-D CMUT array for 3-D ultrasound imaging,” IEEE Trans. Ultrason., Ferroelect., Freq. Contr., vol. 56, no. 10, pp. 2145-2156, Oct. 2009.
  4. Ö. Oralkan, B. Bayram, G. G. Yaralioglu, A. S. Ergun, M. Kupnik, D. T. Yeh, I. O. Wygant, and B. T. Khuri-Yakub, “Experimental characterization of collapse-mode CMUT operation,” IEEE Trans. Ultrason., Ferroelect., Freq. Contr., vol. 53, no. 8, pp. 1513-1523, Aug. 2006.
  5. Ö. Oralkan, A. S. Ergun, J. A. Johnson, M. Karaman, U. Demirci, K. Kaviani, T. H. Lee, and B. T. Khuri-Yakub, “Capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer arrays: next generation arrays for acoustic imaging?,” IEEE Trans. Ultrason., Ferroelect., Freq. Contr., vol. 49, no. 11, pp. 1596-1610, Nov. 2002.

| Awards and Honors

  • 2013 - Young Faculty Award - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • 2011 - Research Award - The Society of Uroradiology
  • 2010 - IEEE Senior Member
  • 2002 - Outstanding Paper Award - IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society
  • 1997 - Best Paper Award - IEEE International Symposium on the Physical and Failure Analysis of Integrated Circuits