UCLA's Aydogan Ozcan to receive first Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award

Aydogan Ozcan, associate professor at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Aydogan Ozcan, associate professor at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA; Los Angeles, CA), has been awarded the first-ever Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award in recognition of his seminal contributions to computational imaging, sensing, and biophotonics technologies impacting telemedicine and global health challenges. Ozcan will receive the award on February 2, 2013, during the BiOS Hot Topics session at SPIE Photonics West (San Francisco, CA).

"Dr. Ozcan is clearly one of the most innovative biophotonics researchers that I have met during the last decade and he stands out as truly exceptional with regards to clear-sightedness in research, ingenuity of approach, effectiveness in completion of the research projects, and publication record," says Bahram Jalali, Northrop Grumman Endowed Chair and Professor, UCLA. "His work has already been published in the most prestigious academic journals, and has resulted in more than 20 licensed patents as well as several major international awards; and therefore the impact of his work is evident."

Ozcan is an SPIE member, and has authored numerous papers for SPIE symposia. He has served as a program committee member for SPIE Photonics West since 2009. He was honored with the SPIE Early Career Achievement Award in 2011.

The Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award is presented annually for extraordinary achievements in biophotonics technology development that show strong promise or potential impact in biology, medicine, and biomedical optics. The award targets achievements that span disciplines and may include elements of basic research, technology development, and clinical translation.

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