Orr Zohar, from Haifa, Israel, is pursuing a PhD in electrical engineering at Stanford School of Engineering. He graduated summa cum laude from the Technion with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in electrical engineering. Orr aspires to research, develop, and translate novel computational imaging technologies for the improvement of surgical care and surgical care accessibility. Before coming to Stanford, he was a data analytics engineer at proteanTecs and a junior researcher at the Technion's LNBD, where he developed soft electronic platforms that can heal, detect damage, and serve as multifunctional electronic skins. During his undergraduate degree, Orr worked as a visiting undergraduate researcher at the de la Zerda group, Stanford University, where he developed OCT image processing algorithms for improved molecular contrast and depth-of-field. Orr is a Bazan Group scholar and was awarded the Sieden family prize for his contributions to YBCO-based photon detectors' development.

Honors & Awards

  • Knight Hennessy scholars fellowship, Knight Hennessy scholars (2021)
  • 1st place in the student’s poster competition, The Wearable Devices for Medical Diagnosis conference (5/2019)
  • The Norman and Barbra Sieden family prize for multi-disciplinary undergraduate student projects, The Norman and Barbra Sieden family foundation (7/2018)
  • BAZAN Group Scholarship, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (6/2018)

Education & Certifications

  • MEE, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Electrical engineering (2021)
  • BSc, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Chemical engineering (2019)