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Full name: 
F Levent Degertekin
Job title: 
Professor
Technical Interest Groups: Microelectronics/Microsystems
Email address: 
Work phone: 
404/385-1357
Fax: 
404.894.8496
Office: 
Love 320

Dr. F. Levent Degertekin received his B.S. degree in 1989 from M.E.T.U, Turkey; M.S. degree in 1991 from Bilkent University, Turkey; and his Ph.D. in 1997 from Stanford University, California, all in electrical engineering. His M.S. thesis was on acoustic microscopy, and his Ph.D. work was on ultrasonic sensors for semiconductor processing, and wave propagation in layered media. He worked as an engineering research associate at the Ginzton Laboratory at Stanford University from 1997 until joining the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech in spring 2000.

He has published over 150 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He holds 20 U.S. patents, and received an NSF CAREER Award for his work on atomic force microscopy in 2004. Dr. Degertekin served on the editorial board of the IEEE Sensors Journal, and on the technical program committees of several international conferences on ultrasonics, sensors, and micro-opto-mechanical systems (MOEMS).

Research interests: 
  • Micromachined ultrasonic transducers
  • Medical ultrasound imaging
  • Micromachined sensors with integrated optoelectronic readout
  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Microscale bioanalytical instrumentation
Distinctions: 
  • IEEE Sensors Journal Associate Editor - 2003-2006
  • NSF CAREER Award - 2004
  • IEEE UFFC Society 2004 Outstanding Paper Award - 2005
  • Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award (Georgia Tech Chapter) - 2005
  • Woodruff Endowed Faculty Fellow - 2008-2013

M. Balantekin, A.G. Onaran, and F.L. Degertekin, "Quantitative Mechanical Characterization of Materials at the Nanoscale Through Direct Measurement of Time Resolved Tip-sample Interaction Forces," Nanotechnology, 19, Art. No.: 085704, 2008.

H. Torun, J. Sutanto, K.K. Sarangapani, P. Joseph, F. L. Degertekin and C. Zhu, "Micromachined Membrane-based Active probe for Biomolecular Mechanics Measurement," Nanotechnology, 18, 165303, 2007.

A.G. Onaran, M. Balantekin, W. Lee, W.L. Hughes, B.A. Buchine, R.O. Guldiken, Z. Parlak, C.F. Quate and F.L. Degertekin, "A New Atomic Force Microscope Probe with Force Sensing Integrated Readout and Active Tip," Review of Scientific Instruments, 77, 023501, 2006.

R.O. Guldiken, J. McLean, and F.L. Degertekin, "CMUTs with Dual-electrode Structure for Improved Transmit and Receive Performance," IEEE Trans. on UFFC, 53, pp. 483-91, 2006.

N.A. Hall, B. Bicen, W. Lee, K. Jeelani, S. Qureshi, M. Okandan, and F.L. Degertekin, "Micromachined Microphones with Diffraction-Based Optical Displacement Detection," J. of Acoust. Soc. Am. (JASA), 118, pp. 3000-9, 2005.

J. Knight, J. McLean, and F.L. Degertekin, "Low Temperature Fabrication of Immersion Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers on Silicon and Dielectric Substrates," IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 51, pp. 1324-33, 2004.

Last revised May 16, 2016