Scientist. Academic. Entrepreneur.
Ozge Akbulut is a real life Dr. Who – scientist, academic and entrepreneur. A Harvard and MIT engineering graduate, Ozge uses her research and experience to build businesses that solve global problems. Her research interests are control of rheology in niche cements, additive manufacturing of ceramics, and silicone-based composites.
One of the global problems decided to take was breast cancer: 1 in 8 women globally will get breast cancer. Ozge’s company, Surgitate, which focuses on tactile surgical training platforms, makes breast models to train surgeons in mastectomy. Another problem she took on was reducing the environmental impact from cement production: When she realised how much manufacturing cement pollutes the environment, she sought out ways to improve that and create sustainable solutions.
Ozge also acts as a materials expert at F+ Ventures since 2017.