Alper Bozkurt

Alper Bozkurt

Dr. Bozkurt joined NCSU in August 2010. His research interests include development of microscale sensors, actuators and methodologies to unlock the mysteries of biological systems with an aim of engineering these systems directly or developing new engineering approaches by learning from these systems.

Prior to joining to NC State, Dr.Bozkurt performed research at Cornell University (2006-2010) to interface microtechnologies with metamorphic development of insects for building remotely controlled biobotic organisms (insect cyborgs). His previous research at Drexel University (2002-2004) included the development of functional near infrared spectroscopy systems for brain-machine interfaces to augment cognition and for clinical monitoring of the newborn brain in neonatal intensive care units.

(More information about these research is available at Dr.Bozkurt's website).


2010 - PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2004 - MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
2001 - BSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Awards & Honors

  • 2020 - University Faculty Scholar
  • 2016 - Best Paper Finalist, IEEE Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks
  • 2016 - IEEE Sensors Council Young Professional Award
  • 2016 - NSF CAREER Award
  • 2015 - Best Paper Award, IEEE Body Sensor Networks Conference
  • 2015 - IBM Faculty Award
  • 2015 - NCSU William F. Lane Outstanding Teaching Award
  • 2015 - Popular Science Brilliant 10 List
  • 2014 - Best Paper Award, The Government Microcircuit Applications & Critical Technology Conference
  • 2013 - Best Paper Finalist, IEEE Conference on Bio-medical Wireless Technologies, Networks, and Sensing Systems
  • 2015, 2013 - NCSU Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Award
  • 2016, 2009 - Best Paper Finalist, IEEE International Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
  • 2008 - Best poster award in Cornell Nanoscience Facility Annual Meeting
  • 2008 - Donald Kerr Award from Cornell University
  • 2007 - Official consultant for the Disney Movie “G-Force” produced by Jerry Bruckheimer
  • 2004 - Honorable Mention in Drexel University Research Day
  • 2001 - Calhoun Fellowship from Drexel University



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