Burak Ozdoganlar is currently Ver Planck endowed chair professor of Mechanical Engineering and the associate director of the Engineering Research Accelerator. He also holds courtesy faculty positions in Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. Ozdoganlar received two M.S. degrees from The Ohio State University in 1993 and 1995, and his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1999. Before joining Carnegie Mellon in 2004, he held positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a postdoctoral research associate, and at the Sandia National Laboratories as a senior member of technical staff.

His primary research interests include modeling and experimentation of manufacturing processes and systems, specializing in multi-scale (macro/micro/nano-) manufacturing and its applications (including medical and biomedical device fabrication); precision engineering; modeling and experimental approaches in structural dynamics; and modal testing and analysis.

He has co-authored more than 90 archival journal articles and more than 110 conference articles. He previously served as an associate technical editor for ASME J. Manufacturing Science and Engineering, and for the 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.

Ozdoganlar has also been active in professional societies: he is a Fellow of ASME, a founder and past-president (2011-2012) of the International Institution of Micro Manufacturing (I2M2), and he is a former chair of the ASME-MED manufacturing equipment technical committee. He was also an interim CTO and then the Chief Scientist of ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute), a ManufacturingUSA institute. He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Xi honor societies, SME/NAMRI, ASME, and ASEE. His recent awards and recognitions include the 2011 ASME Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award; the SME 2007 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer award; the 2006 NSF/CAREER award; the 2008 NAMRI/SME Outstanding Paper award; and the Russell V. Trader Career Faculty Fellowship at CMU (2009-2011).

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1999 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

1995 MS, Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University

1993 MS, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Ohio State University

1991 BS, Aeronautical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University

Media mentions

CMU Engineering

Scalable manufacturing unlocks potential of soft electronics

New research from Burak Ozdoganlar, Carmel Majidi, and Kadri Burga Ozutemiz seeks to develop a scalable manufacturing method that combines the best of quality and quantity on a miniature scale, with the potential to reimagine how wearable medical devices are made.

Scott Institute

Three CMU energy projects receive Scott Institute Seed Grants

Three CMU-led energy projects have been awarded seed grants from the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation.

Mechanical Engineering

Ozdoganlar inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

Burak Ozdoganlar inducted into the 2023 class of the AIMBE College of Fellows

Additive Manufacturing Media

Ozdoglanar and LeDuc speak to Additive Manufacturing Media

The video of a new 3D ice printing method developed by Carnegie Mellon engineers is magical according to Additive Manufacturing Media. Read about how mechanical engineering faculty Burak Ozdoganlar and Philip LeDuc and Ph.D. student Akash Garg are printing sacrificial structures that are as small as blood vessels.

CMU Engineering

Microneedles unlock curcumin’s therapeutic potential

Researchers engineer a hybrid system that stabilizes curcumin to target skin diseases.

CMU Engineering

Scaling up the production of liquid metal circuits

At Carnegie Mellon, mechanical engineering researchers have developed a new scalable and reproducible manufacturing technique that could accelerate the mainstream adoption and commercialization of soft and stretchable electronics.

CMU Engineering

3D printing ice

3D printed ice isn’t as magical as in the movie Frozen, but it has wonderful potential for biomedical engineering and advanced manufacturing.


Ozdoganlar quoted on vaccine patches

MechE’s Burak Ozdoganlar was quoted by Yahoo about needle-free vaccine technology.

CMU Engineering

Team builds tools, innovations to support federal investment

With major investments in infrastructure and innovation pending, a multi-disciplinary initiative lead by EPP’s Erica Fuchs is building the tools and innovations to inform government decisions.

National Academy of Engineering

Ozdoganlar’s microneedle array research featured in webinar

MechE’s Burak Ozdoganlar was featured as a webinar speaker and round-table discussion panelist hosted by the National Academy of Engineering. He shared his research on hybrid microneedle array systems and their potential for improving vaccine delivery.

Medical Plastics News

Ozdoganlar novel microneedle technology featured

A research project lead by MechE’s Burak Ozdoganlar was featured in Medical Plastics News, explaining how 3D printing microneedles could radically change world's response to vaccine distribution for the coronavirus.

Mechanical Engineering

Scalable manufacturing for novel, painless vaccine delivery

Collaborators are developing a novel approach to inoculation that addresses both immunological effectiveness and manufacturing efficiency.