Mustafa Karaman (S’88–M’93) was born in Balıkesir, Turkey in 1964. He received the B.S. degree from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1986, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1988 and 1992, respectively, all in electrical and electronics engineering. His PhD work was focused on the use of digital VLSI circuits to beamforming. He was a postdoctoral fellow working with Matt O’Donnell in the Biomedical Ultrasonics Laboratory of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, between 1993 and 1994, producing significant work on synthetic aperture imaging for small scale systems. He served in Kırıkkale University, Turkey, between 1994 and 1996. Then, he worked at Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey, between 1996 and 2000 as an associate professor and served in founding the faculty of engineering. In this period, his work focused on aberration correction. He was joined the E.L. Ginzton Laboratory at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, as a visiting faculty member between 2000 and 2002, contributing to the development and implementation of early imaging systems based on CMUTs. Between 2002 and 2013 he worked as a professor in the Department of Electronics Engineering, Işık University, Istanbul, Turkey, during which he collaborated with colleagues at Stanford and Georgia Tech on catheter based 3D imaging CMUT -on-ASIC and CMUT-on-CMOS systems. His last position since 2013 was at Istanbul Technical University. He passed away January 11, 2018.
He authored more than 100 papers in refereed journals and conferences. He received the IEEE UFFC Society’s 2002 Outstanding Paper Award as a co-author, and the 1996 H. Tuğaç Foundation Research Award of TUBITAK of Turkey.