Ozgur Sahin is a Professor of Physics and a Professor of Biological Sciences at Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. Prior to joining Columbia, Ozgur was a Rowland Fellow at the Rowland Institute at Harvard and a Scholar in Residence at the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard. His honors include a Packard Fellowship from the from the David & Lucile Packard Foundation and a Young Scientist award from the World Economic Forum.
We investigate biological systems that function under physical extremes like short timescales, confinement to nanoscale regions of space, and high mechanical forces. Quite often we encounter interesting phenomena in these biological systems that we enjoy applying to medical, environmental, and energy related problems.