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Volkan Özgüz

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Title : Director SU Nanotechnology Research and Application Center
CV : Volkan Ozguz is the director of the Nanotechnology Research and Application Center at Sabanci University since January 2010. Prior to that, Dr. Ozguz was the Chief Technology Officer at Irvine Sensors Corporation. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1986. He was Fulbright and NATO Fellow during graduate studies. From 1986 to 1987, he was a visiting assistant professor at North Carolina State University and scientist at Microelectronic Center of North Carolina. From 1987 to 1989, he was the manager of the Advanced Processes Dept. at TELETAS-Alcatel. From 1989 to 1995, he was a research faculty at the University of California at San Diego. He joined Irvine Sensors Corporation in 1995.
Dr. Ozguz has been working in the semiconductor processing, packaging and microelectronics manufacturing fields since 1979. He has extensive R&D and project management experience in the design and implementation of microelectronic, nanoeelectronic and optoelectronic systems including fabrication technologies, process design and integration, facility operations and technology transfer. He led pioneering development efforts in chip-to-chip optical interconnects and 3D packaging and integration for heterogeneous systems.
Dr. Ozguz authored over 30 journal articles, over 40 conference publications, 3 book chapters and 11 patents and numerous patent applications. He taught semiconductor and manufacturing technologies related courses both at undergraduate and graduate level at local universities including UCSD and USC. He has been guest lecturing at professional meetings. He is member of IEEE Electron Devices, Communications and Components-Packaging-Manufacturing Technologies Societies. He is a reviewer for IEEE, OSA, MRS publications and serves as session chair or program committee member in professional meetings.
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