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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

Integrated Circuit Super-Resolution Failure Analysis with Solid Immersion Lenses

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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1.) X. Zhang, G. G. Daaboul, P. S. Spuhler, D. S. Freedman, A. Yurt, S. Ahn, O. Avci, M. S. Ünlü, "Nanoscale Characterization of DNA Conformation Using Dual-color Fluorescence Axial Localization and Label-free Biosensing," Analyst, 13 October 2014

2.) G. G. Daaboul, C. A. Lopez, J. Chinnala, B. B. Goldberg, J. H. Connor, and M. S. Ünlü, "Digital Sensing and Sizing of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Pseudotypes in Complex Media: A Model for Ebola and Marburg Detection," Acs Nano, Vol. 8, No. 6, 19 May 2014, pp. 6047–6055

3.) C. Yu, C. A. Lopez, H. Hu, Y. Xia, D. S. Freedman, A. Reddington, G. G. Daaboul, M. S. Ünlü, and C. A. Genco, "A high-throughput method to examine protein-nucleotide interactions identifies targets of the bacterial transcriptional regulatory protein Fur.," PLoS ONE, Vol. 9, No. 5, May 2014

4.) A. Yurt, A. Uyar, T. B. Cilingiroglu, B. B. Goldberg, and M. S. Ünlü, "Evanescent waves in high numerical aperture aplanatic solid immersion microscopy: Effects of forbidden light on subsurface imaging," Optics Express, Vol. 22, April 2014, pp. 7422-7433

5.) A. Yurt, M. D. Grogan, S. Ramachandran, B. B. Goldberg, and M. S. Ünlü, "Effect of vector asymmetry of radially polarized beams in solid immersion microscopy," Optics Express, Vol. 22, No. 6, March 2014, pp. 7320-7329

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