I'm currently an R & D Optical Engineer at Aeva, where I work on the design and development of next generation
coherent LiDAR architectures. Before Aeva, I was at Apple, where I worked as a Laser Systems Instrumentation
Design Scientist on several Apple products including iPhone Xs, Xr, & iPad Pro. I received my Ph.D. degree in
Electrical Engineering at Boston University, where my research in the Optical Characterization and Nanophotonics
Laboratory (OCN) focused on physical modeling and development of high-resolution optical imaging systems for
multiplexed nanoparticle detection and characterization. I also hold an M.S degree in Electrical Engineering from
Boston University and a B.S degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University. I studied
my junior year at University of California, San Diego, at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
via Education Abroad Program. I also held research intern positions at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories
(MERL) and Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST). Please see my CV for detailed information.


Journal Publications

  • Aygun, U., Avci, O., Seymour, E., Urey, H., Unlu, M. S., Ozkumur, A. Y., “Label-free and high-throughput detection of biomolecular interactions using a flatbed scanner biosensor”. ACS Sensors 2017; doi: 10.1021/acssensors.7b00263 (PDF)

  • Sevenler, D. D., Avci, O., Unlu, M. S., “Quantitative interferometric reflectance imaging for the detection and measurement of biological nanoparticles”. Biomedical Optics Express 2017; doi: 10.1364/BOE.8.002976 (PDF)

  • Avci, O., Yurdakul, C., Unlu, M. S., “Nanoparticle characterization in wide-field interferometric microscopy by supervised learning from model”. Applied Optics 2017; doi: 10.1364/AO.56.004238 (PDF)

  • Avci, O., Campana, M. I., Yurdakul, C., Unlu, M. S., “Pupil function engineering for enhanced nanoparticle visibility in wide-field interferometric microscopy”. Optica 2017; doi: 10.1364/OPTICA.4.000247 (PDF)

  • Trueb, J.*, Avci, O.*, Sevenler, D. D., Connor, J. H., Unlu, M. S., “Robust Visualization and Discrimination of Nanoparticles by Interferometric Imaging”. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 2016; doi: 10.1109/JSTQE.2016.2639824 (PDF)

  • Avci, O., Adato, R., Ozkumur, A. Y., Unlu, M. S., “Physical Modeling of Interference Enhanced Imaging and Characterization of Single Nanoparticles”. Optics Express 2016; doi: 10.1364/OE.24.006094 (PDF)

  • Avci, O., Unlu, N. L., Ozkumur, A. Y., Unlu, M. S., “Interferometric Reflectance Imaging Sensor (IRIS) — A Platform Technology for Multipexed Diagnostics and Digital Detection”. Sensors 2015; doi:10.3390/s150717649 (PDF)

  • Zhang, X., Daaboul, G. G., Spuhler, P. S., Freedman, D. S., Yurt, A., Ahn, S., Avci, O, and Unlu, M. S., "Nanoscale Characterization of DNA Conformation Using Dual-color Fluorescence Axial Localization and Label-free Biosensing". Analyst 2014; doi: 10.1039/C4AN01425A (PDF)

  • Gurkan, U.A., Tasoglu, S., Akkaynak, D., Avci, O., Unluisler, S., Canikyan, S., MacCallum, N., and Demirci, U., "Smart Interface Materials Integrated with Microfluidics for On-Demand Local Capture and Release of Cells". Advanced Healthcare Materials 2012; doi: 10.1002/adhm.201200009 (PDF)

  • Conference Proceedings

  • Matlock, A. C., Avci, O., Unlu, M. S., Tian, L. “Differential Phase Contrast and Digital Refocusing in a Computational Reflection Interferometric Microscope for Nanoparticle Imaging”. Imaging and Applied Optics 2017 (3D, AIO, COSI, IS, MATH, pcAOP), paper CTh4B.2. doi: 10.1364/COSI.2017.CTh4B.2 (PDF)

  • Aygun, U., Avci, O., Seymour, E., Sevenler, D. D., Unlu, M. S., Urey, H., Ozkumur, A. Y. “Low Cost Flatbed Scanner Label-Free Biosensor". Proc. SPIE 9699, Optics and Biophotonics in Low Resource Settings II, 969906 2016; doi: 10.1117/12.2214113 (PDF)

  • Unlu, M. S., Connor, J. H., Scherr, S., Daaboul, G. G., Seymour, E. C., Unlu, N. L., Trueb, J., Sevenler, D. D., Avci, O. “Digital Detection of Biomarkers for High-Sensitivity Diagnostics at Low-Cost". Proc. SPIE 9699, Optics and Biophotonics in Low Resource Settings II, 969906 2016; doi: 10.1117/12.2214113 (PDF)

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