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NEWS:

Our work on "Handheld high-throughput plasmonic biosensor using computational on-chip imaging" is published in NATURE LIGHT SCIENCE & APPLICATIONS.

Arif Engin Cetin successfully received his PhD from Altug Research Group in December 2013. Congratulations Dr. Cetin.

Our work on "In-situ and time-resolved surface enhanced infrared spectroscopy of biomolecular interactions" is published in NATURE COMMUNICATIONS and also highlighted in many scientific media outlets.

Our work on "Low-cost nanolithography technique for manufacturing chips for enhanced infrared spectroscopy" is selected as the inside COVER of Advanced Optical Materials October 2013 issue.

NEWS: Prof. Altug and her research group is moving to Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland by July 2013!! Our new lab will be located in EPFL Bioengineering Department.

Our post-doctoral fellow Dr. Ali Yanik is joining as an assistant professor UC Santa Cruz Electrical Engineering Department in September 2013. Congratulations to Ali!

Our post-doctoral fellow Dr. Betty Galarreta is joining as an assistant professor Pontifical Catholic University of Peru Chemistry Department in June 2013. Congratulations to Betty!

Ronen Adato received Best Dissertation award in BU ECE!

Serap Aksu received Best Dissertation award in BU Materials Science Division!

Alp Artar successfully received his PhD from Altug Research Group in 2013. Congratulations Dr. Artar.

Min Huang successfully received his PhD from Altug Research Group in 2013. Congratulations Dr. Huang.

Serap Aksu successfully received her PhD from Altug Research Group in 2013. Congratulations Dr. Aksu.

Ronen Adato successfully received his PhD from Altug Research Group in 2012. Congratulations Dr. Adato.

Prof. Altug received 2012 Optical Society of America Adolph Lomb Medal.

Min Huang has been selected as semi-finalist for "Maiman Best Student Paper Award" in 2012 Optical Society of America CLEO Conference, San Jose.

Alp Artar received College of Engineering Dean's award in 2012 BU Science and Engineering Day with his research on plasmonics meta-atoms. Congratulations Alp!

Arif Engin Cetin received Center for Nanoscience & Nanobiotechnology Award College of Engineering Dean's award in 2012 BU Science and Engineering Day with his research on metamerials. Congratulations Arif!

Our post-doctoral fellow Dr. Mustafa Turkmen joined as an assistant professor Erciyes University (Turkey) Electrical Engineering Department in 2012. Congratulations to Mustafa!

Our work on "Fano-Resonant Asymmetric Matematerials" is published in NATURE MATERALS and also highlighted in News & Views Section with a news story, December 2011.

Ronen Adato and Alp Artar have successfully completed their Thesis Prospectus. Congratulations!

President Obama named Prof. Altug as the recepient of Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, September 2011.

Our work on "Label-Free and High-Throughput Plasmic Microarray" is selected as the COVER ARTICLE of Lab on a Chip Journal, November 2011.

Our work on "Flexible Plasmonics" is selected as the frontispiece COVER ARTICLE of Advanced Materials, October 2011.

Our work on "Flexible Plasmonics" is also featured in NATURE MATERIALS, November 2011.

Our work on "Label-Free and High-Throughput Plasmic Microarray" is selected as the "HOT PAPER" on Lab on a Chip Journal.

"Popular Science Magazine Named Dr. Altug to Brilliant 10, 2011."

  - See also the news story by Boston University

Our work on "Seeing protein monolayers with naked eye through plasmonic Fano resonances" is highlighted by Lab on a Chip Journal.

“Dr. Altug has selected to participate in 2011 National Academy of Engineering Symposium."

“Seeing protein monolayers with naked eye through plasmonic Fano resonances" work published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (July 2011).

"Multi-Spectral Plasmon Induced Transparency in Coupled Meta-Atoms" work, published in Nano Letters, is featured in NanoTechWeb.org (April 2011).

Prof. Altug received IEEE Photonics Society Young Investigator Award in 2011.

"Optofluidic nanoplasmonic biosensor work", demonstrating direct detection of live viruses from biological media attracted worldwide media attention (from US to Germany, India).

Prof. Altug received Boston University College of Engineering Early Career Research Excellence Award, 2010.

Prof. Altug received ONR Young Investigator Award in April 2010. She is one of the 17 recipients.

"High Throughput Fabrication of Plasmonics with Nanostencil Lithography" work, published in Nano Letters, is featured in NanoTechWeb.org (July 2010).

Alp Artar has been recognized as "SPIE Best Student paper winner" in the recent 2010 SPIE Optics+Photonics Conference. SPIE Optics+Photonics is one of the biggest conferences in photonics field.
Congrats Alp!

"On-chip integration of nanofluidics with nanoplasmonics" work has made the "cover" of Applied Physics Letters on January 2010.
  -It is also the top two downloaded article in APL on January 2010.

Ultra-sensitive vibrational spectroscopy of protein monolayers with plasmonic nanoantenna arrays" work is featured on the front page of NSF web-site with a new story (Oct 2009).
  -The work has also highlighted on BioPhotonics International, Future Medicine, Bostonia Magazine and on many media outlets.

Prof. Altug received her NSF CAREER Award, January 2010.

Prof. Altug become Women in Engineering (WIE) Liaison for IEEE Photonics Society.

"Fabry-Perot Nanocavities in 3D Plasmonic Crystals for Enhanced Biosensing" is top 10 most downloaded research article from Applied Physics Letters in August 2009.

Prof. Altug and her colleagues received NSF NEU grant to boost experimental nanotechnology education for undergraduates, 2009.

Prof. Altug introduced a new undergraduate course on "Fundamentals of Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials", Fall 2009.

Prof. Altug and her colleagues established "Nanotechnology Concentration" in BU College of Engineering, Fall 2009.

"Ultra-sensitive vibrational spectroscopy of protein monolayers with plasmonic nanoantenna arrays" work is featured in NSF (Oct 2009).

"Extraordinary Midinfrared Light Transmission in Nanoholes" work is featured in NanoTechWeb.org (November 2008).

Massachusetts Life Science Center New Investigator Award (2008-2011)

National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center (ERC) on “Smart Lighting” (2008-2013)

National Science Foundation, SGER Award (2008-2009)

Boston University, Photonics Center’s Faculty Technology Development Award (2008-2009)

Boston University, Collage of Engineering Dean’s Catalyst Award (2008-2009)

Peter Paul Career Development Professorship Award (2007-2011).

Demonstrated the world's fastest on-chip semiconductor laser. The work is appeared as cover image on Nature Physics (July 2006) and highlighted in Nature Photonics (September 2006) and Laser Focus World Magazines (December 2006).

Best research paper presented in IEEE LEOS Conference, Montreal, Canada (November 2006).

First Place Winner of IEEE LEOS Research Excellence Award, LEOS Conference, Sydney, (October 2005).

"Coupled array nanocavity laser" work is featured in Photonics Spectra, Laser Focus World Magazines (January 2006) and to be featured in IEEE LEOS Newsletter (March 2006).

"Experimental demonstration of slow light" work featured in Physics World Magazine (March 2005)

"Two-dimensional coupled nanocavity array" work is highlighted and selected as cover image in Applied Physics Letters (January 2004).

"First Place Winner of Silicon Valley 2004 Innovators" Challenge competition for work on "Nano-scale All-optical memory/transistor and large scale integration", Berkeley (May 2004).

"Polarization control and sensing with nanocavities" work is featured in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, Editor David Awschalom, (May 2005).

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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: altug@bu.edu