University of California, Riverside

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Cengiz Ozkan

Faculty Profile

Faculty Profile

Cengiz Ozkan

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Cengiz Ozkan

Ph.D. Materials Science 
Stanford University, 1997

Bourns Hall A344
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-5016
Facsimile: 951-827-2899

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Ph.D. (Materials Science) Stanford University, Stanford, CA 1997
Senior Development Engineer, Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, San Diego, CA 1997-2001
Consulting Assistant Professor, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 2000-2001

Research Topics

Cengiz Ozkan's 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. He is a member of the Center on Functional Engineered Nano Architectonics, the Center for Nanotechnology for the Treatment, Understanding and Monitoring of Cancer, and the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing. He has several US patents, over 40 patent disclosures and more than 100 technical publications. His awards include the FCRP/GRC Inventor Recognition Award, the TASSA Research Award and the Achievement in Technical Ingenuity Award. He organized several symposiums for the Materials Research Society (MRS) and American Chemical Society (ACS).

Selected Publications

  • Haiwei Lu, Duoduo Bao, Miro Penchev, Maziar Ghazinejad, Val Vullev, Cengiz Ozkan and Mihrimah Ozkan, "Pyridine-Coated Lead Sulfide Quantum Dots for Polymer Hybrid Photovoltaic Devices", Advanced Science Letters, 31 pages, In Press, 2009.
  • Yu Zhang, Mo Yang, Ji-Ho Park, Jennifer Singelyn, Michael J. Sailor, Erkki Rouslahti, Mihrimah Ozkan and Cengiz Ozkan , “A Surface Charge Study on Cellular Uptake Behaviors of F3-Peptide Conjugated Iron Oxide Nanoparticles”, Small, 25 pages, In Press, 2009.
  • Sumit Chaudhary, Astrid M. Müller, Wenling Huang, Rabih O. Al-Kaysi, Christopher J. Bardeen, Cengiz S. Ozkan and Mihrimah Ozkan, “Effects of Solvent and Annealing on Photophysical Properties of Polythiophene Photovoltaic Cells”, Advanced Science Letters, Vol. 2, 14–20, 2009.
  • X. Wang, C.S. Ozkan , “Multisegment Nanowire Sensors for the Detection of DNA Molecules”, Nano Letters, 8 (2), 398-404, 2008.
  • M. Ibrahim Khan, Miro Penchev, Xiaoye Jing, Krassimir N. Bozhilov, Mihri Ozkan, Cengiz S. Ozkan , “Electrochemical Growth of InSb Nanowires and Report of a Single Nanowire Field Effect Transistor”, Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics, Volume 3, Number 2, pp. 199-202(4), 2008.
  • B. Pan, D. Cui, Y. Sheng, C.S. Ozkan , F. Gao, R. He, Q. Li, P. Xu and T. Huang, “Dendrimer-Modified Magnetic Nanoparticles Enhance Efficiency of Gene Delivery System”, Cancer Research, 67, 8156-8163, 2007.
  • S. Ravindran, G.T.S. Andavan, C. Tsai, C.S. Ozkan and T.K. Hollis, “Perforated organometallic nanotubes prepared from a Rh N-heterocyclic carbene using a porous alumina membrane” Chemical Communications, 2006, 1616, DOI: 10.1039/b515332h.
  • R.J. Tseng, C. Tsai, L. Ma, J. Ouyang, C.S. Ozkan , Y. Yang, “Digital memory device based on tobacco mosaic virus conjugated with nanoparticles”, Nature Nanotechnology, Vol 1, 72-77, 2006.

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