Ozgur is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Physics at Columbia University. His research group is investigating energy conversion in biological nanostructures, developing nanomechanical approaches to determine structures of biomolecular complexes, and studying cell mechanics. Ozgur is best recognized for inventing a nanoscale microscope that can visualize mechanical properties of molecules, cells, and materials, which earned him the Grand Prize at the Collegiate Inventors Competition. Ozgur received a Junior Fellowship from the Rowland Institute at Harvard, and he currently holds a Packard Fellowship from the David & Lucile Packard Foundation. His research program is also recognized with a U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Award and a New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health.