Ozbolat is a faculty of Mechanical
Industrial Engineering Department
at the University
He is also affiliated in the Center for Computer-aided Design (CCAD) and Diabetes Research
research professor. He received his Ph.D in Industrial
and Systems Engineering from the University at
(SUNY) in Buffalo, New York, and dual
B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in Industrial
Engineering from Middle
East Technical University,
Ozbolat's major research thrust is in the area of Manufacturing and
Tissue Engineering with a special focus on
Biomanufacturing, Biopritning, Additive Manufacturing and
Electronics Manufacturing. His research has been published in several
quality of venues and featured in local, national and international
media, broadcast TVs and press numerous times. Please see research
highlights for currently ongoing
research activities as a part of our Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Program. He belongs
to Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), American Society of
Engineers (ASME), Alpha Pi Mu Honor Society (APM), Society of
Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and Tissue Engineering and Regenerative
Medicine International Society (TERMIS).
He frequently give talks at local, national and international forums,
conferences and seminars and organizes demonstrations and events to
public and youth to encourage participation of future's engineers in
medicine, engineering and science.
is leading University of Iowa's Biomanufacturing
in bio-printing for
organ fabrication) and Electronic Manufacturing Team, and supervising
Design for Manufacturing Laboratory. He has been engaged in several
projects sponsored by governmental agencies, private corporations,
local agencies and industry in
applications ranging from design and manufacturing to clinical
medicine. As a part of CCAD mission, Dr. Ozbolat has been
participated in spinning-off companies, where he co-owns the Virtual
Systems Engineering, LLC. and BioPrint, LLC.
Honors and Awards
Active Funded Projects
- ASME Chao and
Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, 2014.
- ASME Pi Tau Sigma
Gold Medal Award, 2014.
- Who's Who in
- National Science
Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, 2014.
- Socity of
Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer
University of Iowa Old Gold Summer
Fellowship Award, 2014.
- IIE Industrial and
Research Conference, Manufacturing and Design Best Track Paper, San
Juan, Puerto Rico, 2013.
- Article Selected in 2013 Highlights of
Biofabrication, IOP, 2013.
- Start up Launch Award, The University of
Award, Center for Computer-Aided
Design, Iowa City, IA, 2013.
in Teaching with Technology Award,
Iowa City, IA, 2013.
Article in Industrial Engineer, 2013.
- Innovations in
Iowa City, IA, 2012 .
University of Iowa Old Gold Summer
Fellowship Award, 2012.
Article in Science and Technology, 2012.
Article in Mechanical Engineering
and attended to New Faculty
Colloquium, Institute of Industrial Engineering, Reno, Nevada, 2011.
Prize Recipient in the UB Engineering
Graduate Student Poster Competition 2010.
of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Department Poster Competition, 2010.
and attended to Doctoral Colloquium,
Institute of Industrial Engineering, Miami, FL, 2009.
at Buffalo, Graduate Research
Assistantship (sponsored by DOD) (2009, present).
at Buffalo, Graduate Teaching
Assistantship (2007, 2009).
National Education Foundation Scholar
for Undergraduate Study (2002-2006).
Medal, 3rd National Mathematics
Olympics, The Scientific & Technological Research Council of
in Action, "Hybrid Bioprinting
of Insulin Producing Cell Aggregates with Vasculature towards a
Miniature Artificial Pancreas" Jan 2014- December 2014
Foundation, "CAREER: Hybrid Bioprinting of Engineered Vascularized
Pancreatic Tissues" July 2014- June 2019.
- Grow Iowa
Vualues Funds, "The Multi-Arm
Bioprinter for Hybrid Tissue Printing" May 2014-April 2015.
- Diabetes in
Action, "Phase II:
Biofabrication of a Novel Bioink for 3D Pancreatic Organ Printing"
Jan 2015- December 2015
- Electric Power
"PREVIEW" July 2014- Sept 2015.
- Bioprint LLC, "Development of a Novel
Cartridge for Direct Tissue Printing" Sept 2014- April 2015.
- U of Iowa VP for Research, "In Situ
Printiing of Bone Tissue", Dec 2014- Dec 2015.
Foundation, "Bioprinting of Bone Tissue Directly on Animal Models under
Surgery Settings" January 2015- January 2018.
Openings for Postdoctoral Research Associates and Doctoral Students
Popular Media and Press
- on the cover page of Daily Iowan (Link)
- Story in Science for Students (Link)
- Live Chat with Huffpost (Link)
- Featured Story in New Scientist (Link)
- Featured Video by ASME (Link)
- Featured in Natinal Journal (Link)
- Article in Pulse Magazine (Link)
- Featured in Physics World Magazine
- Featured in Aktuel Magazine
- Featured in Popular Science
in Scienceforkids (Link)
in Living on Earth Radio Program (Link)
News: "Art and Science Merge on Organ Printing" (Link)
Iowa Engineer (Link)
"Printing Life" (Link)
on ScienceDaily, March 2013 (Link)
in ITU Ariyorum (Link)
in The Gazette (Link)
on Front Page of Citizen-Press (Link)
on KGAN TV, March 2013 (Link).
in Iowa Now, March 2013 (Link).
Video in UI TV, February 2013 (Link).
Article in Daily Iowan Newspaper,
February 2013 (Link).
in Industrial Engineering (Link)
in Mechanical Engineer (Link)