Biophotonics innovator Ozcan adds National Academy of Inventors Fellow to honors

Ozcan has made biophotonics-driven inventions in mobile health, telemedicine, microscopy, sensing, and diagnostics technologies.

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The National Academy of Inventors (Tampa, FL) has named 148 new Fellows for 2019, one of whom is Aydogan Ozcan, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Chancellor's Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a professor of bioengineering in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering.

Ozcan has made biophotonics-driven inventions in mobile health, telemedicine, microscopy, sensing, and diagnostics technologies that collectively have the potential to dramatically increase the reach of cost-effective diagnostics and medical technologies to developing countries. He has founded two companies (Cellmic and Lucendi) to commercialize these inventions, leading to products currently in use.

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Aydogan Ozcan, UCLA Chancellor's Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and associate director of the California NanoSystems Institute. (Photo credit: UCLA Samueli)

Ozcan is the associate director of the California NanoSystems Institute and holds a faculty appointment in the surgery department in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor.

Also elected this year as a Fellow of the academy was UCLA Samueli alumnus Dean Ho, who received the school’s distinguished young alumnus award in 2008, joined the faculty of the National University of Singapore earlier this year. He was previously a UCLA professor of dentistry and bioengineering.

The new Fellows will be inducted into the academy in April 2019 at the organization’s annual conference in Houston, TX.

For more information, please visit academyofinventors.org.

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