Dr. Ozkan is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of California, Riverside since 2009. He was an Associate Professor from 2006 to 2009 and an Assistant Professor from 2001-2006. Between 2000-2001, he was a consulting Professor at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University in 1997. His advisors were W. Nix and H. Gao. Dr. Ozkan’s areas of expertise include CVD and MOCVD of graphene, III-V, IV and II-VI materials; growth of hierarchical and multilayered nanostructures; nanoelectronics; energy storage technologies; nanopatterning for beyond CMOS. He organized and chaired 14 scientific and international conferences, including the MRS symposium titled "De Novo Graphene" in April 2014 in San Francisco, CA; and has given more than 100 presentations worldwide. His important contributions include: the first time growth of hierarchical three dimensional graphene nanostructures [1,2]; development of a unique high-throughput metrology method for large-area CVD grown graphene sheets [3,4]; doping and functionalization of CVD grown and pristine graphene layers [5-6]; study of digital data transmission in graphene and InSb materials [7-8]; memory devices based on inorganic/organic nanocomposites , novel lithium-ion batteries based on silicon dioxide nanotubes ; fast charging lithium-ion batteries based on silicon decorated three dimensional nano-carbon architectures ; and high performance supercapacitors  based on three dimensional graphene foam architectures.
|1.||R. Paul, M. Ghazinejad, M. Penchev, J. Lin, M. Ozkan, and C.S. Ozkan, “Synthesis of pillared graphene nanostructure: a counterpart of three dimensional carbon architecture,” Small 6, 2309 (2010).|
|2.||J. Lin, M. Penchev, R. Paul, J. Zhong, M. Ozkan, and C.S. Ozkan, “Heterogeneous graphene nanostructures (HGN): ZnO nanostructures grown on large area graphene layers,” Small 6, 2448 (2010).|
|3.||J. R. Kyle, A. Guvenc, W. Wang, M. Ghazinejad, J. Lin, S. Guo, and C. S. Ozkan, “Centimeter-scale high resolution metrology of entire CVD grown graphene sheets,” Small 7, 2598 (2011).|
|4.||M. Ghazinejad, J. R. Kyle, S. Guo, D. Pleskot, D. Bao, V. I. Vullev, M. Ozkan, and C. S. Ozkan, “Non-invasive high-throughput metrology of doped graphene sheets,” Advanced Functional Materials, published online, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201200434, 2012.
|5.||J. Lin, D. Teweldebrhan, K. Ashraf, G. Liu, X. Jing, Z. Yan, M. Ozkan, R.K. Lake, A.A. Balandin, and C.S. Ozkan, “Gating of single-layer graphene with single-stranded deoxyribonucleic acids,” Small 6, 1150 (2010).|
|6.||S. Guo, M. Ghazinejad, X. Qin, H. Sun, W. Wang, F. Zaera, M. Ozkan, and C. S. Ozkan, “Tuning electron transport in graphene-based field-effect devices using block co-polymers,” Small 8, 1073 (2012).|
|7.||A. B. Guvenc, J. Lin, M. Penchev, M. Ozkan, and C. S. Ozkan, “Data transmission performance of few layer graphene ribbon interconnects,” Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 11, 4830 (2011).
|8.||A. B. Guvenc, M. Penchev, J. Zhong, and C.S. Ozkan, “Charge carrier transport and digital data transmission performance in sub-20nm diameter indium antimonide nanowires,” J. of Nanoscience and Nanotech. 12, 2278 (2012).
|9.||R. J. Tseng, C. Tsai, L. Ma, J. Ouyang, C. S. Ozkan, and Y. Yang, “Digital memory device based on tobacco mosaic virus conjugated with nanoparticles,” Nature Nanotech. 1, 72 (2006).|
|10.||Z. Favors, W. Wang, H.H. Bay, A. George, M. Ozkan, C.S. Ozkan, Stable Cycling of SiO2 Nanotubes as High-Performance Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries, Scientific Reports 4, 4605, doi:10.1038/srep04605 (2014).|
|11.||Wang, W., Ruiz, I., Ahmed, K., Bay, H. H., George, A. S., Wang, J., Butler, J., Ozkan, M. and Ozkan, C. S., Silicon Decorated Cone Shaped Carbon Nanotube Clusters for Lithium Ion Battery Anodes, Small,
doi: 10.1002/smll.201400088 (2014).
|12.||W. Wang, S. Guo, I. Lee, K. Ahmed, J. Zhong, Z. Favors, F. Zaera, M. Ozkan, C.S. Ozkan, Hydrous Ruthenium Oxide Nanoparticles Anchored to Graphene and Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Foam for Supercapacitors, Scientific Reports 4,
4452, doi:10.1038/srep04452 (2014).