Zeynep Çelik holds B.S. degrees in electrical engineering and physics from Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, and M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from The University of Rochester, NY. She was an IBM Pre-doctoral Fellow from 1983 to 1984, and an Eastman Kodak Pre-doctoral Fellow from 1985 to 1987.
Prof. Çelik has received several awards including the Semiconductor Research Corporation Inventor Recognition Award (2010), the University of Texas at Arlington Outstanding Research Achievement Award (2006), IEEE-Dallas Section Electron Devices Society (EDS) Outstanding Service Awards (1995, 1997), IEEE-EDS Service Recognition Certificates (1995, 2014), IEEE-EDS Distinguished Lecturer Appreciation Award (2006), Outstanding Electrical Engineering Graduate Faculty Awards (1996, 1997, 2001), and SMU-Sigma Xi Research Award (1997).
Her research interests include noise and reliability in electron devices, and novel flexible sensors and nano energy harvesters. She has 10 patents, 10 book chapters, and over 225 journal and conference publications. She serves as an Associate Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Sensors Journal and as a topical editor for the Elsevier Sensors and Actuators A: Physical. She is an IEEE Fellow and a life member of Eta Kappa Nu.