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Ozgur Yavuzcetin is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, in the department of physics. His current research interests focus on sensors, nanotechnology and neurophysics.
Ozgur Yavuzcetin worked as an Associate Research Scientist at Northeastern University. He used his expertise in electronic and optical signal processing techniques, materials science, nano-fabrication and MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems). He was an executive committee member of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Lab. He has nanofabrication experience at clean-room labs nationwide, including University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Northwestern University, Harvard University and Brookhaven National Lab.
He has more than 20 years of hands-on experience in analog and digital electronics, and building real-time data acquisition systems for scientific projects/experiments. He also has experience with wireless communication protocols and microcontroller protocols, including UART and I2C. He has built real-time wireless ECG/EEG systems.
He has published more than 15 articles on his work in nanophotonics, nanofabrication, self-assembly, sensors, brainwaves and fuel-cell membranes. He holds an issued patent in nanophotonics and has a non-provisional patent in the area of EEG. He has given more than 20 presentations worldwide at international conferences and institutions.
He worked on many DARPA projects and he has received NSF Innovation Corps (I-CorpsTM) grant where he served as the entrepreneurial lead. Throughout this grant he and his team founded their company NeuroFieldz based on a system of measuring and analyzing electric fields of the brain at higher resolution where he served as the president of the company.
Ozgur Yavuzcetin studied silicon solar cells to improve their efficiencies by optimizing the top grid electrode configurations which was his M.S. thesis project. Later, during his Ph.D. work, he developed a methodology to use self-assembled block copolymers and turning them into a nanoporous template on solar cells. This nanoporous film behaved as a broadband antireflective layer, improving the overall efficiency of solar cells. This technique is currently a fully issued patent at USPTO.
In his work with fuel cell membranes, he built a turn-key impedance measurement system, characterizing anhydrous fuel cell membranes. This work was a collaborative effort between his Ph.D. group at UMass Amherst and Polymer Science groups. This work resulted almost 10 high impact publications.
Currently at UW-Whitewater he is collaborating with a small business at the Innovation Center, iButtonLink. He is working with the company and physics students to improve their existing sensors which could potentially detect individual chemical agents. He has also developed a piezoelectric based transducer, which could be used in optical strain gauge sensors and self-harvest energy.
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Physics and Polymer Science
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Gebze Institute of Technology, Turkey
Physics – Si Solar Cells
Bogazici University, Turkey
Physics – Condensed Matter
2013-Present Assistant Professor of Physics at UW-Whitewater, Physics Department, Whitewater, WI.
2013-2014 Instructor for calculus and non-calculus based freshmen physics at Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA.
2013-2014 Coordinator and instructor for Physics 2 which has 140 Engineering students. Physics Department, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
2012-2013 Instructor for Interactive Learning Seminar (ILS) Physics 2. Physics Department, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
2012-2013 President of NeuroFieldz Inc. (NSF SBIR Phase I awarded in 2015)
2010-2013 Associate Research Scientist, Electronic Materials Research Institute, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
2009-2010 Adjunct Faculty, Morton College, Cicero, IL.
2009-2010 Advanced Robot Programming Instructor, RobotCity, Chicago, IL.
2008-2009 Research Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Department, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
2001-2008 Research Assistant, Physics Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst
2000-2001 Teaching Assistant, Physics Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst
1997-2000 Researcher, TUBITAK, Turkish National Research Institute, Department of Electronics, Gebze, Turkey.
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