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Volkan Ozguz was
the Chief Technology Officer at Irvine Sensors Corporation.  He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical
Engineering from North Carolina
State University
Raleigh, North
, in 1986. He was Fulbright and NATO Fellow
during graduate studies. From 1986 to 1987, he was a visiting assistant
professor at North Carolina
State University

and scientist at Microelectronic Center of North Carolina. From 1987 to 1989,
he was the manager of the Advanced Processes Dept. at TELETAS-Alcatel. From
1989 to 1995, he was a research faculty at the University of California
at San Diego.  He joined Irvine Sensors Corporation in 1995.

Volkan Ozguz has
been working in the semiconductor
processing, packaging and microelectronics manufacturing fields since 1979. He
has extensive R&D and project management experience in the design and
implementation of microelectronic and optoelectronic systems including
fabrication technologies, process design and integration, facility operations
and technology transfer. He led pioneering development efforts in chip-to-chip
optical interconnects and 3D packaging and integration for heterogeneous

Volkan Ozguz authored over 30 journal articles, over 40 conference publications, 3
book chapters and 10 patents. He taught semiconductor and manufacturing
technologies related courses both at undergraduate and graduate level at local
universities including UCSD and USC. He has been guest lecturing at professional
meetings. He is member of IEEE Electron Devices, Communications and
Components-Packaging-Manufacturing Technologies Societies.  He is a
for IEEE, OSA, MRS publications and serves as session chair or program
committee member in professional meetings.

  • Article
    Chouhan, Raghuraj Singh and Pandey, Ashish and Qureshi, Anjum and Özgüz, Volkan Hüsnü and Kolkar Mohammed, Javed Hussain Niazi (2016) "Nanomaterial resistant microorganism mediated reduction of graphene oxide", Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Vol.146, 39-46 (SCI)
    Chouhan, Raghuraj Singh and Qureshi, Anjum and Yağcı, Barış and Gülgün, Mehmet Ali and Özgüz, Volkan Hüsnü and Kolkar Mohammed, Javed Hussain Niazi (2016) "Biotransformation of multi-walled carbon nanotubes mediated by nanomaterial resistant soil bacteria", Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol.298, 1-9 (SCI)
    Kolkar Mohammed, Javed Hussain Niazi and Pandey, Ashish and Gürbüz, Yaşar and Özgüz, Volkan Hüsnü and Qureshi, Anjum (2016) "Cells-on-chip based transducer platform for probing toxicity of metal nanoparticles", Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Vol.231, 659-665 (SCI)
    Mokkapati, Raghu Sarma and Özgüz, Volkan Hüsnü and Koşar, Ali (2016) "Experimental evidence and theoretical analysis of nanobubble stability within graphene nanoscrolls", Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol.16, No.6, 6425-6431 (SCI)
    Mokkapati, Raghu Sarma and Köseoğlu İmer, Derya Yüksel and Yılmaz, Nurmiray and Özgüz, Volkan Hüsnü and Koyuncu, İsmail (2015) "Protein mediated textile dye filtration using graphene oxide-polysulfone composite membranes", RSC Advances, Vol.5, No.87, 71011-71021 (SCI)
    Birkan, Burak and Özgüz, Volkan Hüsnü (2014) "Implementing multidisciplinary research center infrastructure - A trendsetting example: SUNUM", Journal of the IEST, Vol.57, No.1, 35-46
    Heves, Emre and Öztürk, Cem and Özgüz, Volkan Hüsnü and Gürbüz, Yaşar (2013) "Solution-based PbS photodiodes, integrable on ROIC, for SWIR detector applications", IEEE Electron Device Letters, Vol.34, No.5, 662-664 (SCI)
  • Papers in Conference Proceedings
    Sezen, Meltem and Özgüz, Volkan Hüsnü, "Camlarda nano boyutta karakterizasyon yöntemleri", 29. Şişecam Cam Sempozyumu, İstanbul, Türkiye: Kadir Has Üniversitesi, November 2014
    Mokkapati, Raghu Sarma and Özgüz, Volkan Hüsnü and Köseoğlu-İmer, Derya Y. and Koyuncu, İsmail, "Graphene integrated polymeric membranes for ultrafiltration", 5th Anniversary Symposium on Carbon Nanomaterials (Carbonhagen 2014), Copenhagen, Denmark: University of Copenhagen, August 2014
    Özgüz, Volkan Hüsnü and Mandal, Hasan, "İleri teknolojilerde üniversite sanayi işbirliği ve kurumsal Ar-Ge merkezlerinin yönetişimi", 3. Sanayi Şurası, Ankara: Bilim, Sanayi ve Teknoloji Bakanlığı, November 2013
    Menceloğlu, Yusuf Z. and Kunday, B. and Saner Okan, Burcu and Özgüz, Volkan Hüsnü, "Nanoscale coatings in food packaging for extended protection against microorganisms", XI. International Conference on Nanostructured Materials (Nano 2012), Somerset, New Jersey: International Nano Society, August 2012
    Birkan, Burak and Heves, Emre and Köroğlu, Bülent and Fındık, Ceyhun and Sarısu, Hikmet and Düzgören, Hasan Erol and Özgüz, Volkan Hüsnü, "Sabanci University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center: an experience in building a multi-disciplinary research facility overseas", 19th Biennial University/Government/Industry, Micro/Nano Symposium (UGIM 2012), USA: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), July 2012, 1-2
  • Before SU Publications

    List of Publications and Patents

    Volkan Ozguz





    J. Narayan, D. W. Holland, R. E. Ebby, J. J. Wortman and V. Ozguz: “Rapid Thermal Annealing of Arsenic And Boron Implanted Silicon, “ Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 43, (10): 957-959, 1983


    J. Narayan, D. W. Holland, R. E. Ebby, J. J. Wortman, V. Ozguz and G. A. Rozgonyi: “Dopant Profile Control by Rapid Thermal Annealing in Boron and Arsenic Implanted Silicon, “ IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Vol. 30 (11): 1585, 1983


    V. Ozguz, J. J. Wortman, J. R. Hauser, L. W. Simpson, M. A. Littlejohn, W. K. Chu and G. A. Rozgonyi: "Electrical Properties of Implanted and Rapid Thermal Annealed Shallow Junctions,"  Applied Physics Letters,. Vol. 45 (11): 1225-1226, 1984


    W. Maszara, C., Carter, D. K. Sadana, J. Liu, V. Ozguz, J. J. Wortman and G. A. Rozgonyi: “Influence of Rapid Thermal  Annealing on Shallow BF2 Implantation into Preamorphized Silicon,” in Energy Beam Solid Interactions and Transient Thermal Processing, J. J. Fan and N. M. Johnson eds., North Holland: 285-290, 1984


    K. Yang, T. Alford, W. Maszara, V. Ozguz, J. J. Wortman and G. A. Rozgonyi: “Microstructure of Implanted and Rapid Thermal Annealed SIPOS, “ J. Electrochemical Society , Vol. 134 (4) : 998-1003, 1986


    J. B. Posthill, V. Ozguz and J. J. Wortman: “The Interface between SIPOS and Silicon,” Proc. of the 45th Annual Meeting of The Electron Microscopy Society of America, ED. G. W. Bailey, San Francisco Press: 248-249, 1987


    V. Ozguz, J. H. Fulford, J. J. Wortman, L. W. Simpson, J. R.Hauser, P. Curran and G. A. Rozgonyi: "Conductivity of Ion Implanted and Rapid Thermal Annealed Semi-Insulating Polycrystalline Silicon," J. Electrochemical Society, Vol. 135 (3): 665-671, 1988


    V. Ozguz, J. B. Posthill, J. J. Wortman and M. A. Littlejohn: "Bipolar Transistor with Ion Implanted and Rapid Thermal Annealed Base and Semi-Insulating Polycrystalline Silicon Emitter," J. Applied Physics,  Vol. 63 (8): 2831-2838, 1988


    V. Ozguz: “Advances in Computers and Semiconductor Technologies, “ Electrical Engineering , Vol 37 (4) : 133-140, 1989 (in turkish)


    S. Krishnakumar, S. Esener, C. Cozzolino, C. Fan, V. Ozguz and S. Lee: “RF Triode Magnetron Sputter Deposition of Ferroelectric Lead Lanthanum Zirconate Titanate on Sapphire,” International SAMPE Electronics Conference Series,  Eds. R. Allred, R. Martinez and K. Wicshmann, SAMPE Publications: Vol.  4, 666-672, 1990


    S. Krishnakumar, S. Esener, C. Fan, V. Ozguz, M. Title, C. Cozzolino and S. Lee: “Characterization of Ferroelectric Thin Film PLZT on r-plane Sapphire,” Materials Research Society Proceedings, Ferroelectric Thin Films: 200-206, 1990.


    V. Ozguz, S. Lee, S. C. Esener and B. Mansoorian: “Optical Interconnects for Microelectronics and Parallel Computing,” Proc. of Technical Program, NEPCON West ’90 : 627-637, 1990.


    S. Krishnakumar, S. Esener, C. Fan, V. Ozguz, and S. Lee: “ Thin Ferroelectric Lead Lanthanum Zirconate Titanate Films for Spatial Light Modulators on Silicon on Sapphire,” Technical Digest of OSA Topical Meeting on Spatial Light Modulators and Applications, Vol 14: 175-177, 1990.


    V. Ozguz, S. Esener and S. Lee: “Dual Scale Topology Optoelectronic Processors”, Technical Digest of OSA Annual Meeting, Vol 14: 110-114, 1990


    A. Ersen,  V. Ozguz, C. Fan, S. Esener and S. Lee: “Spatial Light Modulators on Si/PLZT,” Technical Digest of OSA Topical Meeting on Spatial Light Modulators and Applications, Vol 14: 114-119, 1990.


    V. Ozguz, S. C. Esener and S. Lee: "Packaging Issues for Free Space Optically Interconnected Multiprocessors." Microelectronics Interconnects and Packaging: System and Process Integration, S. K. Tewksbury Ed., SPIE Press: 477-488, 1990 (Invited)


    S. Krishnakumar, V. Ozguz, C. Fan, S. C. Esener, C. Cozzolino and S. Lee: “Deposition and Characterization of Thin Ferroelectric Lead Lanthanum Zirconate Titanate Films on Sapphire for Spatial Light Modulators Applications,” IEEE Tran. Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, Special Issue on Ferroelectrics, Vol. 38 (6): 585-590, 1991


    S. Krishnakumar, V. Ozguz, C.Fan, S. Esener, S. Lee and S. Sashital:  “Thin Film PLZT Fabry-Perot Light Modulators”. Technical Digest of OSA Annual Meeting:  74-76, 1991


    G. Yayla, A. Krishnamoorthy, G. Marsden, J. Ford, V. Ozguz, C. Fan, S. Krishnakumar, J. Wang and S. Esener: “Prototype 3D Optoelectronic Neural System,” Proc. SPIE, Vol 1737: 4-13, 1992


    S.  Lee and V. Ozguz: “Packaging Optoelectronic Systems with Free Space Optical Interconnects”,  Proc. LEOS ’92: 442-443, 1992

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    D. T. Lu, V. Ozguz, P. Marchand, A. Krishnamoorty, F. Kiamilev, R. Paturi, S. Lee and S. C. Esener: “Design Trade-offs in Optoelectronic Parallel Processing Systems using Smart Spatial Light Modulators,” J. Optical and Quantum Electronics, Vol 24 (6): S379-S403, 1992 (Invited paper)


    B. Mansoorian, V. Ozguz, C. Fan and S. Esener: “ Design and Implementation of Flip-chip bonded Si/PLZT and Smart Pixels, Technical Digest of LEOS Summer Topical Meeting on Smart Pixels:  22-23, 1992


    A. Ersen, S. Krishnakumar, V. Ozguz, S. C. Esener and S.H. Lee: "Design Issues and Development of Monolithic Integration Technologies for Spatial Light Modulators on Si/PLZT." Applied Optics, Special Issue on Spatial Light Modulators. Vol. 31 (20): 3950-3965, 1992


    B. Mansoorian, D. Shih, C. Fan, V. Ozguz and S. Esener: “ Applications of Flip-Chip Bonding Techniques for Si Based Smart Pixels”, Technical Digest of OSA Annual Meeting: 23-27,  1992


    B. Mansoorian, V. Ozguz and S. Esener: “Diode based AC coupled ECL to CMOS Interface Circuit,” J. Solid State Circuits, Vol 28 (3): 397-399, 1993


    A. Krishnamoorty, G. Yayla, G. Marsden, J. Ford, C. Fan, V. Ozguz and S.C. Esener: “Free Space Optoelectronic Neural System Prototype,” Photonics for Computer, Neural Networks and Memories, J. Neff Ed., SPIE Press, Vol 1773: 2-11, 1993


    V. Ozguz, S. Krishnakumar and S. Lee: “Ferroelectric Thin Films for Smart Spatial Light Modulator Applications, “ J. Integrated Ferroelectrics, Vol 2 (3): 279-298, 1993


    S. Lee, V. Ozguz, J. Fan, D. Zaleta and C. K. Cheng: “ Computer -Aided Design and Packaging of Optoelectronic Systems with Free Space Optical Interconnects,” Proc. IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits: 2931-2934, 1993.


    M. Jin, J. H. Wang, V. Ozguz and S. Lee: “Bonding of Si Thin Films to PLZT substrates Spatial Light Modulator Applications,” OSA 1993 Technical Digest: Spatial Light Modulators, Vol 6: 123-126, 1993