Ozgur was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1983. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, in 2004 and 2006, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and applied physics from Harvard University in 2011. He is currently a senior analog design engineer at Cavium. At Cavium his work includes the design of the next generation communication circuits, such as clock-data recovery circuits, for multi-core microprocessors, using the most recent CMOS technologies.
During his doctorate studies under Professor Donhee Ham, he has developed the fastest ever electrical mode-locked oscillator, which is integrated in GaAs technology with 70-nm HEMTs. The oscillator self generates and sustains a periodic train of pulses with a pulsewidth of 16 ps and a pulse repetition rate of 18.7 GHz. Other work of his Ph.D. includes two novel microwave circuits, namely the reflection soliton oscillator and the chaotic soliton oscillator, both of which utilize the nonlinear transmission line (NLTL) for generation of electrical solitons. Moreover, he designed a CMOS PLL for the reflection soliton oscillator and collaborated with one of his fellow group members on the first explicit analysis for phase noise of distributed oscillators and its experimental verification.
While earning the master's degree under Professor Tayfun Akin, he was involved with CMOS and SOI CMOS readout electronics for micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). He worked on the physical design and design verification of analog readout channels (preamplifiers, op-amps, integrators, sample-and-hold circuits, DACs) and digital timing and selection blocks.
Ozgur's research interests include analog/RF and mixed-signal integrated circuits, soliton and nonlinear waves and their utilization in electronic circuits, chaos and nonlinear physics, nanoscale and terahertz electronics, and MEMS and their interface circuits.
Ozgur was the recipient of the 2009 Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award and 2011 Harvard Teaching Fellow Award.