Prof. Aydogan Ozcan is a 2014 Blavatnik National Awards Finalist
Chancellor’s Professor Aydogan Ozcan, a professor in electrical
and bio-engineering in UCLA, has been selected as finalist in the
Blavatnik Awards National Competition which recognizes his
revolutionary research work in photonics with his lens-free
microscopy, in application to bio and nano imaging, which
impacts on the accessibility and transmission of medical
diagnosis and providing a platform for global health mapping.
Prof. Ozcan is the only finalist from UCLA.
The Blavatnik Awards honors young faculty-ranked scientists and engineers for their promising research work in the disciplines of life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and chemistry. Only one winner will be selected from each of the three discipline categories. Winners of the competition whose study are found to have the most promising impact in providing solutions to pressing global problems, will receive an unrestricted funding of $250,000, the largest of its kind, to further their study.
Since the inception of the Awards in 2007 by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences, nominations were open to young scientist in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. In 2014, the competition spans across the nation which attracted over 300 outstanding nominations and only 30 were named finalists.
In July 18, 2014, all finalists will be honored at a symposium and reception at the New York Academy of Sciences. The three Blavatnik Laureate will be conferred on September 15, 2014 at the American Museum on Natural History in New York City.