Nanosensors group alumni

Name Employer Email
Dennis Dobbs OmniVision Technologies ddobbs2@comcast.net
Dept Degree Date of graduation
ECE MS 2006
Masters Thesis Title
Optically Tunable Photonic Crystal Reflectance Filters

Name Employer Email
Greg Slavic Ocean Technology and Engineering Group, National Oceanography Centre University of Southampton Waterfront Campus g.slavik@noc.ac.uk
Dept Degree Date of graduation
MatSe MS 2007
Masters Thesis Title
Fibrous Scaffold Fabrication for Cartilage Engineering Applications

Name Employer Email
Maria Pineda Intel Corp. mfpineda@gmail.com
Dept Degree Date of graduation
BioE MS 2008
Masters Thesis Title
Label-free Assays on Photonic Crystal Biosensors: Detection of
DNA Binding Proteins, High Throughput Screen Applications,& Virus Detection

Name Employer Email
Gary Yen UPenn Law School garyyen@law.upenn.edu
Dept Degree Date of graduation
ECE MS 2008
Masters Thesis Title
New Applications for Guided Mode Resonance Filters

Name Employer Email
Leo Chan Nexcelom Bioscience lylchan@hotmail.com
Dept Degrees Date of graduation
ECE MS,PhD 2008
Masters Thesis Title PhD Thesis Title
Characterization of Sensitivity-
Enhanced Low-Index Porous
Dielectric Photonic Crystal Optical Biosensor and Image-Based Self-Referencing Method
High Throughput Screening Development Using Photonic Crystal Optical Biosensor

Name Employer Email
Nikhil Ganesh Intel Corp. nganesh2@gmail.com
Dept Degree Date of graduation
MatSe PhD 2009
PhD Thesis Title
Guided Mode Resonance In Planar Photonic Crystals: Application to Sensing

Name Employer Email
Meng Lu SRU Biosystems menglv@gmail.com
Dept Degree Date of graduation
ECE PhD 2009
PhD Thesis Title
Label-free Biosensor Based Upon Replica-Molded Vertically Emitting Distributed Feedback Laser

Name Employer Email
Wei Zhang Molecular Imprints, Inc. wzhang@molecularimprints.com
Dept Degree Date of graduation
MatSe PhD 2009
PhD Thesis Title
Deposited Nanorod Films for
Biosensor Applications

Name Employer Email
Ian Block LS Instruments Gmbh iblock2@gmail.com
Dept Degree Date of graduation
ECE MS,PhD 2009
Masters Thesis Title PhD Thesis Title
Modeling, Optimization, Fabrication,
and Characterization of Enhanced Sensitivity Photonic Crystal Optical Biosensors
Photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence and label-free bioimaging

Name Employer Email
Alysia Belobraydich Siemens Medical Solutions,
Molecular Imaging
AlysiaRB@gmail.com
Dept Degree Date of graduation
Systems and Entrepreneurial Engineering MS 2009
Masters Thesis Title
Development and Simulations of Label-Free Microfluidic Biosensors

Name Employer Email
Patrick Mathias Illinois Medical Scholars Program mathias2@illinois.edu
Dept Degree Date of graduation
BioE MS, PhD 2010
Masters Thesis Title PhD Thesis Title
Combined Enhanced Fluorescence
and Label-Free Biomolecular
Detection with a Photonic Crystal
Surface
Improved Microarray Sensitivity
using Photonic Crystal Enhanced Fluorescence

Name Employer Email
Kashif Altaf kashifaltaf1@gmail.com
Dept Degree Date of graduation
ECE MS 2010
Masters Thesis Title
Graded Resonant Filters for DFB Laser Wavelength Detection

Name Employer Email
Anja Kohl US Army Corps of Engineers anja.metz@usace.army.mil
Dept Degree Date of graduation
BioE MS 2010
Masters Thesis Title
Label free imaging of cell attachment by photonic crystal enhanced microscopy

Name Employer Email
Fuchyi Yang KLA Tencor fuchyi.yang@gmail.com
Dept Degree Date of graduation
ECE MS, PhD 2011
Masters Thesis Title PhD Thesis Title
Energy Transduction in Surface
Photonic Crystals
Tunable Photonic Crystal Optical Reflectance Filter

Name Employer Email
Charles J. Choi National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) charles.choi@nist.gov
Dept Degree Date of graduation
ECE MS, PhD 2011
Masters Thesis Title PhD Thesis Title
Photonic Crystal Biosensor
Integrated Microfluidic Networks for High Throughput Label-Free
Bio-Detection Applications
Study and Development of Label-Free Optical Biosensors for Biomedical Applications

Name Employer Email
James Polans Duke University james.polans@duke.edu
Dept Degree Date of graduation
ECE MS 2012
Masters Thesis Title
Photonic Crystal Enhanced Microscopy

Name Employer Email
Vikram Chaudhery McKinsey and Company vikram.chaudhery@gmail.com
Dept Degree Date of graduation
ECE BS, MS, PhD 2012
Masters Thesis Title PhD Thesis Title
Optimization of photonic crystal
enhanced fluorescence by excitation laser angle scanning
Next generation instrumentation for photonic crystal biosensors: a passage to early detection of cancer

Name Employer Email
Chun Ge HGST, a Western Digital Company chun.even.ge@gmail.com
Dept Degree Date of graduation
ECE MS, PhD 2013
Masters Thesis Title PhD Thesis Title
Label-free biosensor based upon a vertically emitting distributed
feedback laser
External Cavity Laser Biosensor

Name Employer Email
Sherine George Maxim Integrated sherineg4@gmail.com
Dept Degree Date of graduation
BioE MS, PhD 2013
Masters Thesis Title PhD Thesis Title
Using photonic crystal biosensors
for pharmaceutical screening
Sensitive Microarray-based Biomarker Detection Using Photonic Crystal Enhanced Fluorescence and label-free imaging

Name Employer Email
Anusha Pokhriyal Glo-USA in Sunnyvale, CA <a href=”mailtto:anusha.322@gmail.com
Dept Degree Date of graduation
Physics PhD 2013
PhD Thesis Title
Evanescent field enhanced fluorescence on a photonic crystal surface

Name Employer Email
Erich Lidstone Illinois Medical Scholars Program
(MD Candidate)
Erich.Lidstone@gmail.com
Dept Degree Date of graduation
BioE MS, PhD 2013
Masters Thesis Title PhD Thesis Title
Identifying small molecule
aggregators with photonic crystal biosensor microplates
Photonic crystal enhanced microscopy for the characterization of cell attachment

Name Employer Email
Hsin-Yu Wu Graphene Research Center at
National University of Singapore
rainingwu@gmail.com
Dept Degree Date of graduation
ECE PhD 2013
PhD Thesis Title
Study and development of plasmonic biosensors for biomedical applications

Name Employer Email
Yafang Tan Lam Research tanxiaoxiao0103@gmail.com
Dept Degree Date of graduation
ECE MS, PhD 2014
Masters Thesis Title PhD Thesis Title
Distributed Feedback Laser
Biosensor in Microplate Format
Highly sensitive biosensor using Photonic Crystal Enhanced Fluorescence

Name Employer Email
Chenqi Zhu Vectorworks cqzhu2009@gmail.com
Dept Degree Date of graduation
ECE MS 2014
Masters Thesis Title
Designing, construction and analysis of line-scanning detection instrument for photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence

Name Employer Email
Meng Zhang Apple, Inc zhmnju@gmail.com
Dept Degree Date of graduation
Physics PhD 2015
PhD Thesis Title
External Cavity Laser Biosensor for Label-Free Detection

Name Employer Email
Tiantian Tang azure3t@gmail.com
Dept Degree Date of graduation
ECE MS 2015
Masters Thesis Title
Silicon based photonic crystal coupled to an optical cavity for highly sensitive biodetection

Name Employer Email
Gloria See AgriSource Data, LLC gloria.g.see@ieee.org
Dept Degree Date of graduation
ECE PhD 2015
PhD Thesis Title
Photonic Crystal Enhancement and Tuning of Quantum Dot Emission

Name Employer Email
Myles Foreman University of Colorado Boulder mforemn2@gmail.com
Dept Degree Date of graduation
ECE MS 2016
Masters Thesis Title
Cavity coupled photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence for high sensitivity biomarker detection

Name Employer Email
Weili Chen Apple, Inc aspire.chan@gmail.com
Dept Degree Date of graduation
ECE PhD 2017
Masters Thesis Title PhD Thesis Title
Photonic crystal enhanced microscopy for imaging of live cell adhesion Smartphone-based systems for mobile infectious disease detection and epidemiology

Name Employer Email
Hojeong Yu Harvard University nemorhj@gmail.com
Dept Degree Date of graduation
ECE PhD 2017
PhD Thesis Title
Mobile platform based point-of-care diagnostics

Name Employer Email
Saoud (Sam) Almulla Intel Corp. sam.almulla@gmail.com
Dept Degree Date of graduation
ECE MS 2017
Masters Thesis Title
Absorption and fluorescence spectroscopic analysis using compact, linear variable filter based, detection platforms

Name Employer Email
Jui-Nung Liu
Dept Degree Date of graduation
ECE PhD 2015
PhD Thesis Title
Integrated narrowband guided mode resonance photonic filters for advanced mid-infrared microspectroscopy

Name Employer Email
Kenneth Long Illinois Medical Scholars Program long6@illinois.edu
Dept Degree Date of graduation
BioE MS, PhD 2018
Masters Thesis Title PhD Thesis Title
A spectroscopic smartphone biosensor for use in point-of-care diagnostic applications  Development of spectroscopic smartphone biosensors for point-of-care applications