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Interferometric Reflectance Imaging Sensor

Apertureless Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy

Biological Sensors

Carbon Nanohoops

GK12: Boston Urban Fellows

Graphene Spectroscopy


Nanotube spectroscopy

Numerical Aperture Increasing Lens Microscopy

Opto-Electrical Wireless Neural Stimulators

Platform for Quantified High-throughput Measurement of Protein Induced Conformation Changes in DNA

Programs in STEM Academic Retention and Success

Quantum Dot Spectroscopy

Research Experiences for Teachers Site in Biophotonics

Self-Interference Fluorescence Microscopy

11/21/2011: Abdulkadir Yurt wins Outstanding Poster award at the International Symposium on Test and Failure Analysis

11/4/2011: FLAMES Research Receives Media Attention

10/5/2011: BU lands $5M NIH grant for virus detection platform

11/2/2010: Chemistry World featured single virus detection. "Nanoparticle detector promises fast virus identification"

10/22/2010: Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Symposium 2010, 1st Place Poster - Samir Ahmed


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Recent Papers

1.) O. Avci, R. Adato, A. Yalcin, M. S. Ünlü, "Physical Modeling of Interference Enhanced Imaging and Characterization of Single Nanoparticles," Optics Express, Vol. 24, No. 6, 10 March 2016, pp. 6094-6114

2.) L. Wang, D. S. Freedman, M. Sahin, M. S. Ünlü, and R. W. Knepper, "Active C4 Electrodes for Local Field Potential Recording Applications," Sensors, Vol. 16, No. 2, 4 February 2016, pp. 198

3.) S. M. Scherr, G. G. Daaboul, J. T. Trueb, D. D. Sevenler, H. E. Fawcett, B. B. Goldberg, J. H. Connor, and M. S. Ünlü, "Real-Time Capture and Visualization of Individual Viruses in Complex Media," Acs Nano, No. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano, January 2016

4.) X. Zhang, G. G. Daaboul, P. S. Spuhler, P. Dröge, and M. S. Ünlü, "Quantitative characterization of conformational-specific protein–DNA binding using a dual-spectral interferometric imaging biosensor," Nanoscale, No. DOI: 10.1039/C5NR067, 2016

5.) E. Cevik, G. G. Daaboul, X. Zhang, S. M. Scherr, N. Lortlar Ünlü, J. H. Connor, and M. S. Ünlü, "DNA-Directed Antibody Immobilization for Enhanced Detection of Single Viral Pathogens," Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 87, No. 20, October 2015, pp. 10505-10512, DOI:10.1021/acs.analchem.5b02702

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