Short Bio of Prof. Hatice Altug:
Hatice Altug received her Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 2007.
In 2013, Dr. Altug joined EPFL as an associate professor of Biomedical Engineering. 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.
She received Peter Paul Career Professorship, Intel Graduate Student Fellowship, IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship.
She is the winner of the Inventors' Challenge competition of Silicon Valley in 2005, best paper and research excellence award by IEEE Photonics Society in 2005.
She has been named to Popular Science Magazine's "Brilliant 10" list in 2011.