Recent Awards

Here is a list of some of our recent major Awards:

  • Mary Kay Foundation, Cancer Research Award, 2016
  • Ernst Abbe Lecture and Award, Carl Zeiss Foundation, 2016
  • Wireless Innovation Award, Vodafone Americas Foundation, 2016
  • IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer Award, 2016
  • U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Arab-American Frontiers of Science Fellowship, 2016
  • ICO Prize, International Commission for Optics, 2015
  • Technology Pioneer, The World Economic Forum, 2015
  • Postdoctoral Scholars Mentoring Award, UCLA, 2015
  • The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Microbiome Workshop, Invited Participant/Panelist, 2015
  • Microscopy Today, Innovation Award, 2015
  • The Kavli Foundation, Kavli Futures Symposium on Microbiome, Invited Participant/Panelist, 2015
  • HHMI Professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 2014
  • Fellow, Optical Society of America (OSA), 2014
  • National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium – Invited Participant, 2014
  • Chancellor’s Professor, UCLA, 2013
  • Microscopy Today, Innovation Award, 2013
  • JALA Ten, 10 Breakthrough Technologies of The Year, 2013
  • Fellow, SPIE, 2013
  • SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award, 2013
  • World Technology Award on Health & Medicine, presented by the World Technology Network in association with TIME, CNN, AAAS, Science, Technology Review, Fortune, Kurzweil and Accelerosity, 2012
  • Popular Science, Brilliant 10 Award, 2012
  • National Academy of Engineering (NAE), The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Award, 2012
  • The Scientist, Top Innovation of the Year, 2011
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2011
  • mHealth Alliance and the Rockefeller Foundation, Innovators Challenge Winner, 2011
  • SPIE Early Career Achievement Award, 2011
  • Army Research Office (ARO) Young Investigator Award, 2011
  • Regional Health Care Innovation Award, The von Liebig Center, UCSD, 2011
  • National Academy of Engineering (NAE) U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium – Invited Participant, 2011
  • LAUNCH Health Innovation Award, presented by NASA, USAID, Department of State, and NIKE, 2010
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2010
  • National Geographic Emerging Explorer Award, 2010
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Explorations Award, 2010
  • Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award, 2010
  • Netexplorateur Award, Netexplorateur Observatory and Forum, France, 2010
  • PopTech Science and Public Leaders Fellowship, 2010
  • NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, 2009
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 2009
  • IEEE Photonics Society Young Investigator Award, 2009
  • MIT’s TR35 Award, 2009
  • Wireless Innovation Award, Vodafone Americas Foundation, 2009
  • Okawa Foundation Award, 2008

For more awards please visit the Recent News.

Additional funding for the Ozcan Research Group is provided through generous awards from NIH, NSF, AFOSR, and DARPA.

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