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

Research Focus

  • Bioelectronics Engineering
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Biomechatronics
  • Biomimetic Systems
  • Electronic Circuits and Systems
  • Analog Circuits
  • Digital Circuits
  • Physical Electronics, Photonics & Magnetics
  • Silicon Devices and Fabrication

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

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

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.


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