Areas of Expertise:
nanotechnology | nanoscience | electrical engineering | optical instruments
Aydogan Ozcan, the Chancellor's Professor of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering at UCLA, is leader of the Ozcan Research Group and a prolific engineer who holds 22 patents for work ranging from developing innovative optical technologies and signal processing approaches that have the potential to make a significant impact in biological science and medicine.
Ozcan has developed attachments that turn smartphones into tools that test mercury levels in water or can be used to perform sophisticated field testing to detect viruses and bacteria without the need for bulky microscopes and lab equipment. Ozcan other inventions include a cellphone camera–enabled sensor for allergens in food products and a smart phone attachment that can conduct common kidney tests. Ozcan is a member of the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, also holds a faculty appointment in the department of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Christine Wei-li Lee