Ömer Oralkan received the B.S. degree from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1995, the M.S. degree from Clemson University, Clemson, SC, in 1997, and the Ph.D. degree from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 2004, all in electrical engineering.
He was a Research Associate (2004-2007) and then a Senior Research Associate (2007-2011) in the E. L. Ginzton Laboratory at Stanford University. In 2012, he joined North Carolina State University, Raleigh, where he is now a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. 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.
Dr. Oralkan is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control and serves on the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium. He received the 2016 William F. Lane Outstanding Teacher Award at NC State, 2013 DARPA Young Faculty Award, and 2002 Outstanding Paper Award of the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society.