Hatice Altug

Nanophotonics, which excels at generating enhanced light-matter interactions and sub-wavelength light confinement, enables light manipulation in new ways. We exploits nanophotonics to introduce powerful bioanalytical tools that can have impact on areas including life science research, diagnostics and safety. We exploit nanoplasmonics and all-dielectric metasurfaces to develop nanophotonic biochips and investigate nanofabrication methods for their low-cost manufacturing. We integrate photonic biochips with microfluidics for sample handling. We use data science tools with hyperspectral and bioimaging to achieve high device performance. In this talk, I will present some of our recent work and provide their prospects in biomedical and clinical applications.


Hatice Altug is full professor at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne and the director of Doctoral School in Photonics. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University. Prof. Altug is the recipient of the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, OSA Adolph Lomb Medal, EPS Emmy Noether Distinction, elected fellow of the OSA, IEEE Photonics Society Young Investigator Award. She received prestigious grants including ERC Consolidator and Proof-of-Concept Grants, U.S. ONR Young Investigator Award, U.S. NSF CAREER Award. She won Inventors’ Challenge competition of Silicon Valley and named to Popular Science Magazine’s “Brilliant 10” list.

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