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 Associate (2004-2007) and then a Senior Research Associate (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

  • 2023 - IEEE Fellow
  • 2022 - IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award – Advanced Career
  • 2016 - William F. Lane Outstanding Teacher Award, ECE Department, NC State University
  • 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

Bandodkar and Oralkan Receive IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award

Posted on September 16, 2022 | Filed Under: Awards

Two of our faculty members, Ömer Oralkan and Amay Bandodkar, have been awarded the Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Sensors Council! 

NC State ECE Faculty Members Ranked as Top Electronics and Electrical Engineers in United States

Posted on March 3, 2022 | Filed Under: News

Fourteen ECE faculty members have been ranked as the Top Electronics and Electrical Engineering Scientists in the United States.

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


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