F. Levent Degertekin received the B.S. degree in 1989 from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey; the M.S. degree in 1991 from Bilkent University, Turkey; and the Ph.D. degree in 1997 from Stanford University, CA, all in electrical engineering. He joined Georgia Institute of Technology in 2000, where he currently holds the G.W. Woodruff Chair in Mechanical Systems, and is a Professor at the G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests have been in micromachined acoustic and opto-acoustic devices, integrated systems for medical ultrasound imaging, bioanalytical instrumentation, and atomic force microscopy. He has authored over 60 U.S. patents and over 140 journal publications.
Dr. Degertekin was an associate editor for the IEEE Sensors Journal and the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control. Dr. Degertekin has received an NSF CAREER award for his work on ultrasonic atomic force microscopy in 2004, and the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control (UFFC) Society 2004 Outstanding Paper award with his students, and the inaugural IEEE UFFC Society Carl Hellmuth Hertz Ultrasonic Achievement Award in 2014.