Dr. Altuğ Özçelikkale holds a B.S (2008) and an M.S (2010) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Middle East Technical University and a Ph.D. (2015) degree from Purdue University. He pursued his Ph.D. studies at Biotransport Phenomena Laboratory in the School of Mechanical Engineering. Before he joined METU, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Physics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology at the University of Maryland College Park. He was also a Visiting Scholar at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Altuğ Özçelikkale’s research interests include biomechanics, biotransport, microfluidics, tissue engineering and mechanobiology. He develops novel engineered biosystems for cell biological research, drug screening and high-fidelity evaluation of medical therapies. He is a recipient of TÜBİTAK 2232 International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers.