Orhan Nalcioglu received his B.S. degree from Robert College, his M.S. degree from Case-Western Reserve University, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Oregon, Ore, USA, all in physics, at 1966, 1968, and 1970, respectively. In 1975, he entered the field of medical physics. He joined the faculty at the University of California-Irvine in 1977, where he currently holds the position of a Professor of radiological sciences, electrical and computer engineering, and physics. Since 1992, he has been also serving as the Founding Director of the Tu & Yuen Center for Functional Onco-Imaging. He has contributed to over 600 peer-reviewed articles, books, book chapters, abstracts, and non-peer-reviewed publications, and he is a holder of several patents on medical imaging devices. His current research interests are in nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, spectroscopy, optical imaging, SPECT, and PET with a specific interest in oncologic applications. In 1988, he was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his scientific contributions to image science. In 1992, he was elected a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) as a result of his technical contributions to the field of medical physics. Due to his scientific contributions to magnetic resonance imaging, he was elected a Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) in 1998. In 2000, he was awarded the IEEE Millennium Medal. In the same year, he also received the Richard Shea Award from the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society for his pioneering contributions to the field of medical imaging. He was awarded the Athalie Clarke Achievement Award for Outstanding Research by the College of Medicine, UC, Irvine, in 2001. Finally, he received the ATAA Outstanding Achievement in Sciences Award in 2002.
Biography Updated on 24 June 2010