Ozbolat appointed to early career and development professorship


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Ibrahim Ozbolat, associate professor of engineering science and mechanics, was one of seven faculty members in the College of Engineering who were recently appointed to early career and development professorships.

Ozbolat was appointed the Hartz Family Career Development Professorship in Engineering. He will hold the respective professorship for a three-year term.

Early career and development professorships are awarded to outstanding faculty early in their academic career within the Penn State College of Engineering and recognize current achievements and demonstrate a belief in potential.

Ozbolat has extensive experience in 3D bioprinting of living tissues and organs, which is well recognized globally. During the last 10 years, he has received several national and international awards for his work in the field of bioprinting. Ozbolat has also generated more than 100 original publications, along with a sole-authored book titled “3D Bioprinting: Fundamentals, Principles and Applications,” published by Elsevier (Academic Press).

He is also an associate professor of biomedical engineering at Penn State, and is affiliated with Penn State’s Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Materials Research Institute, Center for Neural Engineering and Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition.

Ozbolat is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society.

All faculty members selected for professorships were done so following a recommendation from the Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering, Justin Schwartz, for their outstanding teaching and research initiatives.


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