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A Life in Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering Research: A Tribute to Professor Nobuo Nakabayashi





Author Biography

Mutlu Özcan, University of Zurich, Dental Materials Unit, Switzerland

MUTLU ÖZCAN,  Prof. Dr., h.c., Ph.D                                                     

 Date of Birth:            June, 17th, 1969


1993                            Licenciate in Dentistry (DDS, Marmara University, İstanbul)

1999                   (Medical and Dental School of Cologne, Germany)

2001-2002                   Invited visiting researcher (University of Turku, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterials Research, Finland)

2003                            Doctorate in Medical Sciences (Ph.D) (Royal University of Groningen, Department of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene, The Netherlands)

2007-present               Professor at the Clinical Dental Biomaterials (University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene, The Netherlands)

2009-present             Professor and Head of Division of Dental Biomaterials (University of Zurich, Center for Dental and Oral Medicine, Clinic for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Materials Science, Zurich, Switzerland)


She has authored more than 500 scientific and clinical articles in peer-reviewed journals, is a well-sought lecturer, receiver of several international awards and has held numerous continuing education courses in Europe. She serves also for the editorial boards of several scientific journals. Her clinical expertise is on reconstructive dentistry and her scientific work focuses on translational research.

 She has Honorary Professorship positions at various universities some of which are São Paolo State University (Brazil), University of Florida (USA) and University of Hong Kong (China).

 She is EPA-Recognized Specialist in Prosthodontics, Honorary Secretary of the European Prosthodontic Association (EPA), Past-President of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) / Dental Materials Group (DMG), Fellow of Academy of Dental Materials (FADM), Fellow of International College of Dentistry (FICD) and Fellow in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, FDS RCPS (Glasgow).

In 2018, she received “Dr. honoris causa” title from Romania.

 She is the recipient of the “2018 IADR Distinguished Scientist Wilmer Souder Award”.