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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, M. I. Campana, C. Yurdakul, M. S. Ünlü, "Pupil function engineering for enhanced nanoparticle visibility in wide-field interferometric microscopy," Optica, Vol. 4, No. 2, 14 February 2017, pp. 247-254

2.) S. M. Scherr, D. S. Freedman, K. N. Agans, A. Rosca, E. Carter, M. Kuroda, H. Fawcett, C. Mire, T. W. Geisbert, M. S. Ünlü, and J. H. Connor, "Disposable cartridge platform for rapid detection of viral hemorrhagic fever viruses," Lab Chip, Vol. DOI:, No. 10.1039/c6lc01528j, February 2017

3.) J. T. Trueb, O. Avci, D. D. Sevenler, J. H. Connor, and M. S. Ünlü, "Robust Visualization and Discrimination of Nanoparticles by Interferometric Imaging," IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, December 2016

4.) G. G. Daaboul, P. Gagni, L. Benussi, P. Bettotti, M. Ciani, M. Cretich, D. S. Freedman, R. Ghidoni, A. Yalcin, C. Piotto, D. Prosperi, B. Santini, M. S. Ünlü, and M. Chiari, "Digital Detection of Exosomes by Interferometric Imaging ," Nature Scientific Reports, Vol. 6, 37246; DOI:, No. 10.1038/srep37246, 17 November 2016

5.) D. Lloyd, X. Liu, J. W. Christopher, L. Cantley, A. Wadehra, B. L. Kim, B. B. Goldberg, A. K. Swan, and J. S. Bunch, "Band Gap Engineering with Ultralarge Biaxial Strains in Suspended Monolayer MoS2," Nano Letters, Vol. 16, 11 August 2016, pp. 5836-5841

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