Dr. Utkan Demirci is a Full Professor with tenure at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA. Before Stanford, he was an Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Sciences and Technology at the Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Health Sciences and Technology (HST) division.
He received his bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, his master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering in 2001 and in Management Science and Engineering in 2005, and his doctorate in Electrical Engineering in 2005 all from Stanford University. Dr. Demirci received IEEE EMBS Early Career Award; IEEE EMBS Translational Science Award; NSF CAREER Award; Coulter Foundation Early Career Award; HMS-Young Investigator Award; and Chinese National Science Foundation International Young Scientist Award.
In 2006, he was selected to TR-35 as one of the world’s top 35 young innovators under the age of 35 by the MIT Technology Review.
Dr. Demirci has published over 110 peer-reviewed journal publications in journals including Nature Communications, PNAS, Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, Nano Today, Biomaterials, Lab-chip, and Nanomedicine, in addition to 150 conference abstracts and proceedings, 14 book chapters, 4 edited books and holds more than 20 issued or pending U.S. patents and worldwide. Further, he has given over 100 national and international presentations including invited and keynote at various academic, governmental, and industrial institutions.
During the past 2 years, his research has been cited over 1600 times. His work has been highlighted in Nature News, Newsweek, Science Daily, Wired Magazine, Nature Photonics, Reuters News, MIT Technology Review Magazine, AIP News, BioTechniques, and Biophotonics. He is the Editor-in-Chief for Advanced Health Care Technologies journal. He has served as an associate editor and a theme chair for various conferences including IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBS) and Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).
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