Mehmet Öztürk




Dr. Ozturk's research interests center around new materials, processes and device structures for nanoelectronics. He has worked on applications of low temperature epitaxy of Si and SiGe for source/drain and channel engineering and low-resistivity contacts to Si and SiGe. His current research interests center around energy harvesting, particularly flexible thermoelectric devices for body energy harvesting.


  • Ph.D. 1988
    Electrical Engineering
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Master's 1983
    Electrical Engineering
    Michigan Technological University, Houghton
  • Bachelor's 1980
    Electrical Engineering
    Bogazici University, Istanbul

Highlighted Awards

Awards & Honors

  • 2009 - IEEE Fellow, Contributions to Silicon and Silicon-Germanium Epitaxy in Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Integrated Circuits
  • 2006 - IEEE Undergraduate ECE Teacher of the Year Award (NC State)
  • 2005 - IEEE Senior Member
  • 1995 - Presidential Faculty Fellow Award

Recent News

Aysu and Ozturk Recipients of ECE Faculty Awards

Posted on October 20, 2020 | Filed Under: Awards

ECE is proud to announce that Aydin Aysu and Mehmet Ozturk are the 2020 recipients of the Departmental Faculty Awards — the Bennet Faculty Fellow Award and the William F. Lane Outstanding Teaching Award.


Posted on May 20, 2020 | Filed Under: Research

Platforms developed in the Center for Advanced Self- Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) allow for a wide range of health applications

NC State's improved theromoelectric generator demonstrates efficiency and flexibility. Mehmet Ozturk
Wearable Health Tech Gets Efficiency Upgrade

Posted on January 30, 2020 | Filed Under: Research

NC State engineers led by Mehmet Ozturk have demonstrated a flexible device that harvests the heat energy from the human body to monitor health.

Media Mentions

Soon, wearable devices can be charged with body heat

June 27, 2017

We wanted to design a flexible thermoelectric harvester that does not compromise on the material quality of rigid devices yet provides similar or better efficiency, said Mehmet Ozturk, a professor at North Carolina State University in the US. Using rigid devices is not the best option when you consider a number of different factors. Superior contact resistance – or skin contact – with flexible devices, as well as the ergonomic and comfort considerations to the device wearer, researchers said.


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