Laboratory of Integrated Nanophotonics & Biosensing Systems (LINBS)

Hatice Altug Research Group

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Our lab is developing ultra-sensitive spectroscopy and sensing technologies for real-time, label-free and high-throughput detection and analysis of very low quantities of biomolecules. We employ a variety of nanophotonic technologies including nanoplasmonics and metamaterials. We integrate our on-chip sensor technologies with micro/nanofluidic systems for efficient analyte trapping and manipulation. We introduce new fabrication schemes that can enable high-throughput fabrication of our technologies at low costs over large areas. In addition to bio-chemical sensing and spectroscopy, we also investigate nanophotonics to develop devices for on-chip optical communications.

Short Bio of Prof. Hatice Altug:

Hatice Altug received her Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 2006.
In 2013, Dr. Altug joined EPFL as an associate professor of Bioengineering Department.
From 2007 to 2013, she has been assistant/associate professor of Boston University Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering departments.
Her research focuses on nanoplasmonics, metamaterials and nanofluidics for biosensing, nanospectroscopy and optical communication systems.

Dr. Altug is the recipient of:
Optical Society of America Adolph Lomb Medal in 2012
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2011
IEEE Photonics Society Young Investigator Award in 2011
Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award in 2010
National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2010
Massachusetts Life Science Center New Investigator Award in 2008
Boston University College of Engineering Early Career Award in 2010.

Dr. Altug received:
Peter Paul Career Professorship at Boston University
Intel Graduate Student Fellowship
IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship.
Best paper and research excellence award by IEEE Photonics Society in 2005.

She is the winner of the Inventors' Challenge competition of Silicon Valley in 2005

She has been named to Popular Science Magazine's "Brilliant 10" list in 2011.

Contact information: Prof. Hatice Altug
ECE Department & Photonics Center, Boston University
8 St. Mary’s Street, room 828, Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 358-4769, Email: