Award to Turkish Scientist Aydoğan Özcan

Turkish Scientist Aydogan Ozcana Award
Turkish Scientist Aydogan Ozcana Award

Aydoğan Özcan received the 2023 SPIE Dennis Gabor Diffractive Optics Award. Outstanding achievements in diffractive wavefront technology, particularly those driving the development of holography and metrology applications, are honored with the SPIE Dennis Gabor Diffractive Optics Award.

Aydoğan Özcan is Professor at Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Chancellor Professor and Volgenau Chair of Engineering Innovation at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He directs the UCLA Bio and Nano-Photonics Laboratory and serves as the institute's deputy director. Having received thousands of citations to countless articles from his laboratory, Özcan has dominated the field of diffractive optical processors with deep learning design throughout his career.

He is also a pioneer in the application of computational optics in the development of lensless, on-chip microscopy and holography systems, and the creation of advanced imaging, sensing and diagnostic tools, some of which are incorporated into smartphones. Fluorescent, brightfield and holographic microscopes, imaging flow cytometers, immunochemical diagnostic test readers, bacteria/pathogen sensors, blood analyzers, allergen detectors, and air quality monitors are just a few examples of smartphone-based optical technologies pioneered by Özcan's lab. All these devices are integrated with small, affordable interfaces.

In 2011 and 2013, the association honored SPIE Member Özcan with the Early Career Achievement Award and the first Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award, respectively. He frequently attends and speaks at OPTO and BioS at SPIE Photonics West, serves as conference chair for both conferences and is on the program committees of both conferences. At SPIE Photonics West, he served as conference chair of the SPIE Nanoscience + Engineering conference in 2022.

Zeev Zalevsky, dean of engineering at Bar-Ilan University, Dr. He states that he has known Özcan since he first joined the UCLA faculty. It was incredible to see his scientific work over the years and his groundbreaking contributions to holography and lensless holographic microscopy. Dr. In addition to his excellent research and scientific output, Özcan runs a substantial undergraduate research and education program at UCLA that includes more than 45 undergraduate researchers who conduct optics and photonics research in his lab every quarter. To date, more than 150 journal publications and more than 300 conference papers have originated from this program, with at least one undergraduate student co-authored in each.

These UCLA students work in teams to conduct research in optics and holography with a focus on interdisciplinary design and application experience. They come from different departments of UCLA. These students are incredibly diverse, nearly 40% of whom are women, compared to national averages in STEM-related fields. Özcan's risk-taking, pioneering and collaborative work is clearly demonstrated by the enormous impact and extraordinary creativity of our field, through his outstanding research achievements, outstanding scholarship distribution, and active support and mentorship to others.

Source: spie.org/news/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Günceleme: 19/01/2023 14:03

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