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Ömer Oralkan, professor of electrical and computer engineering at NC State University, has been elected as the inaugural editor-in-chief of the new IEEE Open Journal of Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control (OJ-UFFC). His three-year term began in February 2021. The journal covers theory, technology, materials, and applications relating to: the generation, transmission, and detection of ultrasonic waves and related phenomena; medical ultrasound, and associated technologies; ferroelectric, piezoelectric, and piezomagnetic materials; frequency generation and control, timing, and time coordination and distribution. This interest ranges from fundamental studies to the design and/or applications of devices, sensors, systems and manufacturing technologies within the general scope defined above. IEEE OJ-UFFC is fully open and compliant with funder mandates, including Plan S, and is intended to help research to be disseminated more rapidly and widely.
“These are interesting times as the landscape of scholarly publishing is rapidly changing,” Oralkan noted. “I see open access publications as an opportunity to more broadly and rapidly share research results. I am happy that I will be playing a role in this change. As the journal is just launched, my priorities on the job will be to establish a dynamic and diverse editorial board, widely advertise the launch of the journal to attract high-quality manuscript submissions, and set up a rapid peer review process that is in accordance with high standards and requirements of IEEE publications.”
Oralkan is internationally known for his groundbreaking work in integrated ultrasonic microsystems and capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers.
He joined the NC State faculty in 2012 from the E. L. Ginzton Laboratory at Stanford University, where he worked on capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers. He also served as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Santa Clara University, CA (2009-2011).