University of California, Riverside

Department of Chemistry




Mihri Ozkan
Professor of Electrical Engineering & Chemistry CFM


Middle East Technical University, Turkey - B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering (1988)
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering (1991)
Stanford University - M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering (1994)
University of California, San Diego - Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering (2001)

Office: 319 MSE Building
Phone O/L: (951) 827-2900
Research Area: Materials Chemistry
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Dr. Mihri Ozkan is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at UC-Riverside with a research focus in nanotechnology and its applications in biology and engineering. Dr. Ozkan is also an active member of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering in UC-Riverside. She received her Ph.D. degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC-San Diego and her M.S. degree in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. She has over four years of industrial experience including at Applied Materials, Analog Devices and at IBM Almaden Research Center. Her highly interdisciplinary background including materials science, electrical engineering and bioengineering training supports well her recent multidisciplinary research activities with development of new nanofabrication methods for future electronics and for hybrid organic-inorganic solar devices, and investigations of “smart” nanoparticles for cancer therapeutics. Dr. Ozkan is the recipient of number of awards including Army’s Young Investigator Award (2006), Distinguished Engineering Educator of the Year Award by the National Engineers’ Council (2006), Regents Faculty Excellence Award (2006, 2004, 2002), Emerging Scholar Award by the American Association of University Women (2005), Invited participant to the National Academy’s Keck Future Initiatives Conference (2005), Visionary Science Award by the BioMEMS and Biomedical Nanotechnology Conference (2003),and “Achievement in Technical Ingenuity” Award by the Inland Empire Economic Partnership (2003). She is an active board member and treasurer in the International Society for BioMEMS and Biomedical Nanotechnology. Her editorial activities include the Journal of Sensors and Actuators B and the Journal of Biomedical Microdevices. She is the principal editor of the book titled “Micro-Nano Technologies for Genomics and Proteomics” by Springer. She has more than ninety publications in journal paper, conference proceedings and book chapter format. She also holds more than twenty five patent disclosures and about eight US-patents.

Research Area

Dr. Mihri Ozkan’s research interests are the application of nanotechnology both in electronics and bioengineering fields. Her current active research areas can be categorized as:
  • Molecular electronics and non-Si based electronics
  • Bionanotechnology for cancer treatment and imaging
  • Hybrid electronic and optoelectronic devices including photovoltaics.


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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Chemistry
Chemical Sciences
501 Big Springs Road

Tel: (951) 827-3789 (Chair's Assistant)
Fax: (951) 827-2435 (confidential)