Ömer Oralkan

 Engineering Building II (EB2) 3074
 Campus Box 7911


Dr. Oralkan joined the faculty at the North Carolina State University in January 2012. His research interests are at the interface of electrical engineering and the life sciences, particularly on using integrated circuits and underlying technologies to implement medical devices and supporting systems for diagnostics and therapy. More specifically, his current research focuses on developing devices and systems for ultrasound imaging, photoacoustic imaging, image-guided therapy, biological and chemical sensing, and ultrasound neural stimulation.

Prior to joining NC State, he was a Research Associateiate (2004-2007) and then a Senior Research Associateiate (2007-2011) in the E. L. Ginzton Laboratory at Stanford University, where he worked on capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers. He also served as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Santa Clara University, CA (2009-2011).


  • Ph.D. 2004
    Electrical Engineering
    Stanford University
  • Master's 1997
    Electrical Engineering
    Clemson University
  • Bachelor's 1995
    Electrical Engineering
    Bilkent University, Turkey

Awards & Honors

  • 2013 - Young Faculty Award - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • 2011 - Research Award - The Society of Uroradiology
  • 2010 - IEEE Senior Member
  • 2002 - Outstanding Paper Award - IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society
  • 1997 - Best Paper Award - IEEE International Symposium on the Physical and Failure Analysis of Integrated Circuits

Recent News

Oralkan Elected Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Journal

Posted on March 16, 2021 | Filed Under: Faculty

Congratulations to professor Ömer Oralkan, elected inaugural editor-in-chief of the brand new IEEE Open Journal of Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control

Brain Power

Posted on March 14, 2019 | Filed Under: News

Ziad Ali aspires to combine electrical engineering and neuroscience to treat disorders such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s. The NC State senior heads to California in the fall to pursue a Ph.D. at Stanford thanks to a Knight-Hennessy Scholarsh …

This post was originally published in NC State News.

New Wearable Aims to Prevent Asthma Attacks

Posted on June 2, 2016 | Filed Under: Life and News and Research

Researchers at NC State have developed an integrated, wearable system that monitors a user’s environment, heart rate and other physical attributes with the goal of predicting and preventing asthma attacks. The researchers plan to begin test …


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