Carnegie Mellon University

O. Burak  Ozdoganlar

Dr. O. Burak Ozdoganlar

Ver Planck Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

6141 Scott Hall, Scaife Hall 312
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


  • B.S., Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

  • M.S., Ohio State University, Columbus

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  • Post-doc, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Senior Member of Tech. Staff, Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque


Burak Ozdoganlar studies neural probe development and evaluation and in situ endogenous sensor development. He has co-authored more than 55 archival journal articles, and more than 75 conference articles. He is currently an associate technical editor for ASME J. Manufacturing Science and Engineering. Previously, he served as an associate editor for Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) J. Manufacturing Processes. Since 2008, he has been a member of the Scientific Committee of North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SEM.


The research in Ozdoganlar’s Multiscale Manufacturing and Dynamics Laboratory (MMDL) focuses on manufacturing science and engineering, with an emphasis on micro- and nano-manufacturing. The overarching objective of our research is to realize scientific and technological advances for predictable manufacturing of multiscale (meso/micro/nano) three-dimensional devices, parts and features. My research synergistically combines theoretical, numerical and experimental analyses, with the aim of gaining fundamental understanding of multiscale manufacturing processes. Our research finds cutting-edge applications in medical, bio-medical, energy, robotics, and aerospace fields.

Research Interests: mechanics of micro-scale material removal; dynamics and vibrations of micro-scale structures and micromachining; novel micro/nano-manufacturing techniques and application-driven research


Awards and Recognition

  • Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2011

  • Russell V. Trader Career Faculty Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, Nov 2009- Oct 2011)

  • National Science Foundation CAREER award, 2006

  • Kuo K. Wang Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2007


  • Organizer, "Manufacturing...The Future" symposium in 2011 National Academy of Engineers' European Union-American Frontiers of Engineering Conference
  • Best paper of the Year award, North American Manufacturing Research Institution of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (2007-2008)
  • Struminger Teaching Fellow, Mechanical Engineering Department, Carnegie Mellon University (2007-2008)