UCR professor elected to the Turkish Academy of Sciences

Author: David Danelski
February 26, 2024

Cengiz Ozkan
Cengiz Ozkan

Cengiz Ozkan, a UCR mechanical engineering professor, has been elected a member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences, also known as the TÜBA.

Ozkan was honored during the 60th General Assembly of the Turkish academy held recently in Ankara, Turkey. He was one of 19 scientists elected to the academy.

“I would like to acknowledge all of my graduate students, postdoctoral scientists, and collaborators for their support over so many years for all the wonderful scientific and technological achievements,” Ozkan said.

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Ozkan has been at UCR since 2001 and has won several awards and patents. His research areas include the bottom-up fabrication of bio-nano systems, metal-organic chemical vapor deposition of nanostructures, chemical vapor deposition of graphene, nanowire fabrics, photovoltaics, and nanoelectronics.

Speaking at TÜBA’s general assembly, Turkey’s Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacır said: “TÜBA's work is always a reference source for us — the decision makers. Your reports, works, and scientific activities show us the path we should follow within the framework of your science-based advisory role.”