Ozcan named AAAS Fellow

Nov 27, 2018

By UCLA Samueli Newsroom

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Honor from world’s largest general scientific organization recognizes professor’s distinguished record in photonics to improve global health

Aydogan Ozcan, Chancellor’s Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Bioengineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The scientific society announced its 2018 class of 416 new fellows, which included six at UCLA, on Nov. 27. The honor recognizes major efforts that have, scientifically or socially, advanced science or its applications.

Ozcan was cited for his “distinguished contributions to photonics research and technology development on computational imaging, sensing and diagnostics systems, impacting telemedicine and global health applications.”

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

He has received numerous national and international honors recognizing his leadership in developing new technologies to improve global health, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the International Commission for Optics Prize and the inaugural Rahmi M. Koç Medal of Science, from Turkey’s Koç University Foundation.

New AAAS Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and pin at the organization’s annual meeting in February in Washington, D.C.

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