Prof. Dr. Sadık Esener, a faculty member at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) was born in 1956 in Ankara. He completed high school in Strasbourg, France. He completed his undergraduate degree at the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering at Istanbul Technical University. He studied for his master’s degree at the University of Michigan. He completed his PhD in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering at the University of California at San Diego. After completing his doctoral studies, he started teaching at the University of California at San Diego. He received associate professor title in 1991, and professor title in 1996.
HE STUDIED DNA
In 1993, he began his research on memory formation using DNA. As a result of this research, he founded Nanogen with his peers. Here, he worked on DNA profiling with electronic chips. He continued research and development. Recently, he has conducted research on giving cancer drug with nanoparticles to tumour cells.
He acted as the head of the Industrial/ University Consortium for Optoelectronic Compound Processor, Industrial Consortium of Quick Readable Optical Memory and the CHIPS Advanced Photonics Systems Centre.
WROTE MANY ARTICLES AND BOOKS
Esener, who has written more than 350 scientific articles as well as many books, has acted as the chairman and organizer of many national and international conferences. He has made presentations in more than 250 international conferences. In 2006 and 2009 he was selected the professor of the year at the University of California at San Diego. He founded Nanogen, Call / Recall, OMM, Genoptix, and Ziva Inc. companies in Southern California.
Esener is a member of Sabancı University International Advisory Board. Esener currently is a professor at the Jacobs School of Engineering in the University of California at San Diego, teaching in Nano Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering departments.
In addition, Esener was appointed the general director of the Oregon Health and Science University, one of the most important cancer research centres in the United States.