Invited presentations

  1. “Implanted Biosensors,” Center for Innovative Minimally Invasive Therapy/Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy (CIMIT/SMIT) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May, 1999.
  2. “MEMS and Biology,” University of Illinois Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar, Champaign, IL, April, 2000.
  3. “The Marriage of Combinatorial Peptide Libraries and a Label Free Biosensor for Detection of Microorganisms,” Boston University Bioinformatics Technology Seminar, Boston, MA, July, 2001.
  4. “Transitioning from Government Laboratory to Marketplace,” ASME Lab-on-a-Chip Workshop, Washington, DC, September, 2001.
  5. “Microreplicated Plastic Label-Free Biosensor Arrays for High Throughput Genomics, Proteomics, and Diagnostics Applications,” BioMEMS 2002, Cambridge, MA, April, 2002
  6. “SRU Biosystems: Formation of a BioMEMS Startup Company,” BioMEMS 2002 Workshop, Cambridge, MA, April, 2002.
  7. “Integration of Plastic Biosensors into Disposable Liquid Handling Labware,” Microfluidics 2002, San Francisco, CA, September, 2002.
  8. “Nanostructured Optical Biosensors and Applications in Pharmaceutical Discovery,” University of Illinois ECE Department Seminar, October, 2002.
  9. “High Throughput Label-Free Assays Using Plastic Biosensor Sheets Embedded in Microtiter Plates and Microarray Slides,” Screentech 2003, March, 2003.
  10. “A Novel Direct Binding Screening System,” Society of Biomolecular Screening 2003 Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, September, 2003.
  11. “Nanostructured Label-Free Biosensor Arrays for Biomolecular and Cellular Assays,” Northwestern University Physics Department Seminar, October, 2003.
  12. “A Label-Free Direct Binding Assay System for High Throughput Screening,” American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists 2003 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, October, 2003.
  13. “Label-Free Assays on the BIND System,” Lab Automation 2004 section on Emerging Technologies, San Jose, CA, February, 2004.
  14. “Nanostructured biosensors manufactured by the square yard and applications in pharmaceutical discovery,” Nanobiotechnology Conference, San Francisco, CA, April, 2004.
  15. “Photonic Crystal Biosensors for Direct Pathogen Detection and Rapid Diagnostics Testing,”Army Research Office Workshop for On-Chip Detection and Identification of Biological and Chemical Molecules, Raleigh, NC, April 29, 2004.
  16. “Label-Independent Detection Using Photonic Crystal Biosensors and Applications in Homeland Security,” CNST Nanotechnology Homeland Security Workshop, Champaign, IL, May 7, 2004.
  17. “Label-Independent Detection Using Photonic Crystal Biosensors and Applications in Homeland Security,” US Army Natick Soldier Center Seminar, June 9, 2004.
  18. “Biosensor Multiwell Microplate with Self-Reference Capability,”IEEE Sensors 2004, Vienna, Austria, October 15, 2004.
  19. “Photonic Crystal Biosensors,” OSA Information Photonics, Charlotte, NC, June, 2005.
  20. “Biosensor Applications in Neuroscience Research and Drug Discovery,”Dartmouth Conference on Translational Research in the Neurosciences, Cambridge, MA, October, 2005
  21. “Replica Molding Methods and Applications in Sensors, Transducers, Microplasma Discharges, and Tissue Engineering,” Charles Stark Draper Laboratory MEMS Seminar, Cambridge, MA, March, 2006.
  22. “Photonic Crystal Biosensors and Applications in Drug Discovery,” American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, Portland, OR, July, 2006.
  23. Photonic Crystal Biosensors, University of Illinois ECE Department Graduate Seminar, February 2007.
  24. Photonic Crystal Biosensors, OSA Workshop on Nanophotonics, Champaign, IL, April 2007.
  25. “Photonic crystal biosensor microplates with integrated fluid networks for high throughput applications in drug discovery,” C.J. Choi, L.L. Chan, M.F. Pineda, J.T. Heeres, P.J. Hergenrother, B.T. Cunningham, SPIE Conference on Optics and Photonics, San Diego, CA, August 2007.
  26. “Photonic Crystal Biosensors,” SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Orlando, FL, March 2008.
  27. “Optical Resonators for Label-Free Detection: Photonic Crystals, Microrings, and Lasers,” SBS Symposium on Label-Free Technologies in Drug Discovery, June 2008, Dresden, Germany.
  28. “Photonic crystal optofluidics for high throughput biosensing,” C.J. Choi, and B.T. Cunningham, Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics, May 2008, San Jose, CA.
  29. “Tunable photonic crystal reflection filters on flexible plastic substrates,” Tri-Service Information Exchange on Agile Laser Protection, Hilton Head, SC, April 2008.
  30. “Photonic crystal biosensors for label-free detection and fluorescence enhancement,” Gordon Research Conference in Bioanalytical Sensors, Providence, RI, June, 2008.
  31. “Preliminary studies on biologically active proteins/peptides from medicinal plants,” ASABE Conference, Providence, RI, June, 2008.
  32. “Sensors for Embedded Intelligence,” Baxter Corporation Biannual Conference on Global R&D, Vienna, Austria, July, 2008.
  33. “Photonic Crystal Biosensors and Tunable Resonant Optical Devices,” IEEE LEOS Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics, Freiburg, Germany, August, 2008.
  34. “Optical Resonators for Label Free Detection: Photonic Crystals and Lasers,” University of Illinois Electromagnetics Symposium, Urbana, IL, September, 2008.
  35. “Photonic crystals: A platform for label-free and enhanced fluorescence biomolecular and cellular assays,” 2008 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, December 2008.
  36. “Photonic crystal biosensors for high throughput drug discovery, environmental monitoring, and biomarker detection,” Pittcon 2009, Chicago, IL, March 2009.
  37. “Nanophotonic resonators as biosensing substrates,” Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Engineering Physics Department Seminar, March 2009.
  38. “Microplate-based, Label-free Applications: Native Cell Profiling and Pharmaceutically Relevant Targets,” Society for Biomolecular Screening Spring Meeting, Lille, France, April 2009.
  39. “Photonic Biosensors,” Electrical Engineering Department Colloquium, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, May 2009.
  40. “A general method for screening protein-DNA interactions using photonic crystal biosensor microplates,” ACHEMA Conference, Frankfurt, Germany, May 2009.
  41. “Deposited nanorod films for biosensor applications,” W. Zhang, S.-M. Kim, N. Ganesh, I. Block, P.C. Mathias, and B.T. Cunningham, AVS 56th International Symposium & Exhibition, San Jose, CA, November, 2009.
  42. “Screening Small Molecule and Cell-Based Targets using Photonic Crystal Biosensors,” B.T. Cunningham, Target Discovery World Congress, San Francisco, CA, August 2009.
  43. “Application of Photonic Crystal Enhanced Fluorescence to a Cytokine Immunoassay,” B.T. Cunningham, EMBC 2009 Conference, Minneapolis, MN, September 2009.
  44. “Photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence,” B.T. Cunningham, SPIE Photonics West, Special Session: Frontiers in Pathogen Detection: From Nanosensors to Systems, San Francisco, CA, January 2010. (Proc. SPIE Vol. 7553, p. 755302-1)
  45. “Label-Free Cell Assays Using Photonic Crystal Biosensors,” Center for Cellular Mechanics Seminar, Urbana, IL, February 2010.
  46. “Deposited Nanorod Films for Biosensor Applications,” iOptics Seminar, Urbana, IL, February 2010
  47. “Biosensors for Cell and Bacteria Surface Interaction Analysis,” Department of Medicinal Chemistry Seminar, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, March 2010.
  48. “Application of biosensors in cancer research and diagnostics,” Department of Medicine Seminar, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, April 2010.
  49. “Fluorescence-based biodetection and fluorescence amplification,” NSF Biosensing-Bioactuation Summer Institute 2010, Champaign, IL, July 2010.
  50. “Sensors using photonic crystal surfaces,” International Nano-Optoelectronics Workshop (iNOW), Beijing, China, August 2010.
  51. “Resonant excitation and enhanced extraction of quantum dots in plastic-based photonic crystals,” BAE Systems Seminar, Merrimack, NH, September 2010.
  52. “Label-free detection and fluorescence enhancement with photonic crystal surfaces,” Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, October 2010
  53. “Biosensing with Photonic Crystal Surfaces,” IEEE Photonics Society 2010 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 2010.
  54. “High resolution imaging of cell activity using photonic crystal surfaces,” LEOS Winter Topical Meeting, Keystone, CO, January 2011.
  55. “Nanophotonics in Biosensing,” 1st International Symposium on Nanomedicine: Past, Present & Future Prospects, Karachi, Pakistan, December 2010.
  56. “Biosensing with Photonic Crystal Surfaces,” University of California Davis, Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology (CBST) Seminar, March 2011.
  57. “Sensors for Biomedical Tubing,” Nano Electronics-Photonics Seminar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 2011.
  58. “Cell-based assays using photonic crystal biosensors,” Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics (CLEO), Baltimore, MD, May 2011.
  59. “Getting molecules to see the light: Nanostructures and instruments for biomedical detection,” Draper Laboratory Seminar, Cambridge, MA, August 2011.
  60. “Getting molecules to see the light: Nanostructures and instruments for biomedical detection,” Boston University Photonics Center Seminar, Boston MA, August 2011.
  61. “Getting molecules to see the light: Nanostructures and instruments for biomedical detection,” W.M. Keck Lecture, University of California at Santa Cruz, September 2011.
  62. “Photonic Crystals: A versatile platform for optics-based biological detection,” SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, CA, January 2012.
  63. “Point of care cancer detection using silicon photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence,” Intel Research Webinar, March, 2012.
  64. “Subwavelength photonics for biosensing,” OSA Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nanophotonics Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, June 2012.
  65. “Flexible optical nanosensors in disposable biomedical tubing,” CMOS Emerging Technologies Conference, Vancouver, BC, July 2012
  66. “Smartphone biosensors for health, environmental monitoring, and food safety,” NSF EFRI Program Topic Proposal, Arlington, VA, January 2013.
  67. “Application of nanosensors for prevention of food contamination,” Illinois Institute of Technology Institute of Food Safety and Health Seminar, Bedford Park, IL, January 2013.
  68. “Friendly Photons: Optical Sensors in Life Science and Medicine,” National Institute of Standards Technology, Bethesda, MD, June, 2013.
  69. “Biosensors in diagnostics, point-of-care monitoring, life science research, and pharmaceutical screening,” Austrian Institute of Technology Seminar, Vienna, Austria, July 2013.
  70. “Biosensors in diagnostics, point-of-care monitoring, life science research, and pharmaceutical screening,” Bionanotechnology Summer Institute, Urbana, IL, August 2013.
  71. “Optical Sensors in Drug Discovery,” Keynote Presentation, 1st Mining the Microbial Genome Symposium, Institute for Genomic Biology, Urbana, IL, August, 2013.
  72. “Application of nanosensors for prevention of food contamination,” Illinois Institute of Technology Institute of Food Safety and Health Seminar, Bedford Park, IL, January 2013.
  73. “Optical Sensors in Life Science and Medicine,” Tutorial Presentation, IEEE Photonics Conference, Bellevue, WA, September, 2013.
  74. “The biosensor business,” Technology Entrepreneurship Program, University of Illinois School of Management, Urbana, IL, September, 2013.
  75. “Optical Sensors in Life Science and Medicine,” Tutorial Presentation, IEEE Photonics Conference, Bellevue, WA, September, 2013.
  76. “Lighting the Way: Optical Sensors in the Life Sciences,” IEEE SmartTech Workshop, Waltham, MA, September, 2013.
  77. “Nanostructures in Optics for Biomedicine,” Washington University Mechanical Engineering and Material Science Department Seminar, St. Louis, MO, September 2013.
  78. “Friendly Photons: Optical Sensors in Life Science and Medicine,” Penn State University, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics Seminar, State College, PA, October 2013.
  79. “Friendly Photons: Optical Sensors in Life Science and Medicine,” Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC) Seminar, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, November 2013.
  80. “Friendly Photons: Optical Sensors in Life Science and Medicine,” Keynote Lecture, International Conference on Sensing Technology, Wellington, New Zealand, December 2013.
  81. “Friendly Photons: Optical Sensors in Life Science and Medicine,” Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC) Seminar, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, November 2013.
  82. “Friendly Photons: Optical Sensors in Life Science and Medicine,” Keynote Lecture, International Conference on Sensing Technology, Wellington, New Zealand, December 2013.
  83. “Photonic Crystal Enhanced Microscopy: A New Tool for Cell Imaging and Biomarker Detection,” Institute of Genomic Biology Seminar, Urbana, IL, January 2014.
  84. “Photonic Crystal Enhanced Microscopy: A New Tool for Cell Imaging and Biomarker Detection,” University of Houston, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series, Inaugural Lecture, Houston, TX, February 2014.
  85. “Handheld Smartphone Biosensing,” Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference on Point-of-Care Diagnostics, San Francisco, CA, February 2014.
  86. “Optical Sensors in Diagnostics and Life Science Research,” Beckton Dickenson Technologies Division Seminar, Raleigh, NC, February 2014.
  87. “Optical Sensors in the Life Sciences,” Tsinghua University-Illinois Nanotechnology Symposium, Urbana, IL, April 2014.
  88. “Laser Biosensors for Drug Discovery,” 2014 Device Research Conference, Plenary Lecture, Santa Barbara, CA, June 2014.
  89. “Four Orders of Magnitude: Nanophotonic Biosensors for Detection of Molecules to Tissues,” Plenary Lecture, Asia-Pacific Conference of Transducers and Micro-Nano Technology (APCOT), Daegu, South Korea, June 2014.
  90. “Smartphone Biosensors for Diagnostics, Food Safety, and Environmental Monitoring,” OSA Applied Industrial Optics Conference, Seattle, WA, July 2014.
  91. “Biosensors in Food Safety Applications,” Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Graduate Seminar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, September 2014.
  92. “Smartphone Biosensors for Diagnostics, Food Safety, and Environmental Monitoring,” SelectBio Point of Care Diagnostics World Congress, San Diego, CA, September 2014.
  93. “Four Orders of Magnitude: Nanophotonic Biosensors for Detection of Molecules to Tissues,” Boston University Photonics Seminar, Boston, MA, October 2014.
  94. “Photonic crystal biosensors,” IEEE Sensors Conference (Special Session on Photonic Crystal Biosensors), Valencia, Spain, November 2014.
  95. “Chemical and Biological Detection for Diagnostic, Food Safety, and Drug Safety using the Internal Sensing Capabilities of Mobile Devices,” Lester Wolfe Workshop at MIT, Cambridge, MA, November 2014.
  96. “Microfluidic Integration of Photonic Crystal Enhanced Fluorescence Technology for High Sensitivity, Multiplexed Detection of Serum Biomarkers,” NIH Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies Program Annual Workshop, Bethesda, MD, November 2014.
  97. “Photoinc crystals, biomarkers, and cells,” IEEE EMBS Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine Conference, Oahu, HI, December 2014.
  98. “Chemical and Biological Detection for Diagnostics using the Internal Capabilities of Mobile Devices,” ASME Webinar: How Technology is Transforming Diagnostics, March 2015.
  99. “Smartphone biosensors in diagnostics, food safety, and anti-counterfeit drug applications,” University of Wisconsin, ECE Department Graduate Seminar, April, 2015.
  100. “Smartphone Spectroscopy: Three unique modalities for point-of-care testing,” K.D. Long, H. Yu, H. Le, S. Lumetta, and B.T. Cunningham, SPIE Sensing Technology + Applications Conference, Baltimore, MD, April 2015.
  101. “Nano-biophotonic approaches for detection of chemical molecules, proteins, virus particles, and cells,” Keynote Presentation: International Symposium on Organic Electronics and Bioelectronics, Clemson, SC, May 2015.
  102. “Teaching your old smartphone new tricks: Mobile biodetection for health and food safety,” Saturday Engineering for Everyone, ECE Department at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2015.
  103. “Photonic crystal enhanced microscopy,” Conference for Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, CA, May 2015.
  104. “Photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence: Development of sensors structures and detection instrumentation for early cancer biomarker detection,” NIH Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies Principle Investigator’s Meeting, Washington, DC, November 2015.
  105. “Photonic crystal enhanced microscopy,” Frontiers in Ultrasensitive and Super Resolution Imaging Symposium, Urbana, IL, December 2015.
  106. “Photonic crystal enhancement and tuning of quantum dot emission,” Dow Chemical Company Seminar, Marlborough, MA, January 2016.
  107. “Smartphone biosensors: New tools for nutrition and health diagnostics,” American Society for Nutrition Annual Meeting, Special session on innovative techniques to evaluating behavioral nutrition interventions in the community, San Diego, CA, April 2016.
  108. “Photonic crystal enhanced microscopy for cell membrane imaging and digital resolution biomolecular sensing,” 12th International Symposium on Photonic and Electromagnetic Crystal Structures (PECS), York, UK, July 2016.
  109. “Nano-Biophotonic Approaches for Detection of Chemical Molecules, Proteins, Virus Particles, and Cells,” ARO/NSF/SRC Technical Exchange Meeting on Cell-Semiconductor Interfaces and Hybrid Semiconductor-Biological Systems, Atlanta, GA, July 2016.
  110. “Photonic crystal enhanced microscopy for cell membrane imaging and digital resolution biomolecular sensing,” Georgia Tech Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar, Atlanta, GA, July 2016.
  111. “Quest for the $100 genome,” Carle Hospital Genomics for Clinicians Conference, Urbana, IL, July 2016.
  112. “Recent developments in biophotonics,” GE Global Research Seminar, Niskayuna, NY, October 2016.
  113. “Point of care diagnostics,” Plenary Lecture, Carle Foundation Day Symposium, Champaign, IL, November 2016.
  114. “Development of an automated test for an oropharyngeal cancer biomarker in blood using photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence,” B.T. Cunningham, C. Race, L. Kwon, H. Inan, S. Kesiraju, K. Anderson, U. Demirci, R. Zangar, Frontiers in Bioengineering Mini Symposium, Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Shanghai, China, November 2016.
  115. “Development of an automated test for an oropharyngeal cancer biomarker in blood using photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence,” B.T. Cunningham, C. Race, L. Kwon, H. Inan, S. Kesiraju, K. Anderson, U. Demirci, R. Zangar, NIH Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies (IMAT) Program PI Meeting, Bethesda, MD, December 2016.
  116. “Photonic crystal enhanced microscopy for cell membrane imaging and digital resolution biomolecular sensing,” Biomedical Engineering Department Seminar, Rochester University, Rochester, NY, December 2016.
  117. “Photonic crystal enhanced microscopy: A new tool for cell-surface quantitative imaging and digital resolution biomolecular diagnostics,” B.T. Cunningham, Y. Zhuo, J.S. Choi, T. Marin, H. Yu, and B.A. Harley, Emerging Technologies in Communications, Microsystems, Optoelectronics, and Sensors (ET-CMOS), Warsaw, Poland, May 2017.
  118. “Mobile Biosensing using the Capabilities of Smartphone Cameras,” B.T. Cunningham, K.D. Long, H. Yu, W. Chen, F. Sun, A. Ornob, A. Ganguli, S. Lumetta, and R. Bashir, IEEE International Microwave Workshop Series on Advanced Materials and Processes, Pavia, Italy, September 2017.
  119. “Photonic biosensor technologies for ultrasensitive, portable applications in gloabl health diagnostics, environmentla monitoring, and life science research ,” B.T. Cunningham, K.D. Long, H. Yu, W. Chen, F. Sun, A. Ornob, A. Ganguli, S. Lumetta, and R. Bashir, Illinois-JITRI Institute (IJI) Symposium, Nanjing, China, September 2017.
  120. “Personal diagnostics using the detection capabilities of smartphones,” GIANT Health Event, London, UK, November 2017.
  121. “Photonic crystal enhanced microscopy: A new tool for cell-surface quantitative imaging and digital resolution biomolecular diagnostics,” University of Birmingham Chemistry Department Seminar, Birmingham, UK, November 2017.
  122. “Resonant coupling from photonic crystal surfaces to plasmonic nanoantennas: Principles, detection instruments, and applications in digital resolution biosensing,” SPIE Photoics West, San Francisco, CA, January 2018.
  123. “Biosensing with photonic crystals,” Europtrode Conference, Naples, Italy, March 2018.
  124. “Photonic crystal resonant coupling to nanoantennas and applications for digital resolution biosensing,” OSA Biomedical Optics, Hollywood, FL, April 2018.
  125. “Photonic crystal enhanced microscopy of the cellular microenvironment,” Subcellular to Cellular Cancer Imaging Workshop, sponsored by teh National Cancer Institute and the American Society for Cell Biology, Bethesda, MD, April 2018.
  126. “Smartphone spectroscopy for mobile health diagnostics with laboratory-equivalent capabilities,” SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing, Orlando, FL, April 2018.
  127. “Digital resolution biomolecule sensing by photonic resonator absorption microscopy (PRAM) with plasmonic nanoparticle tags,” Protein Engineering Summit (PEGS) 2018, Special Session: Nanotechnology in Medicine, Boston, MA, May 2018.
  128. “Hybrid dielectric resonator + nanoantenna systems: Principles, detection instruments, and applications in digital resolution biosensing,” PIERS 2018, Toyama, Japan, August 2018. Keynote presentation.
  129. “Pathogen sensng and identification using a smartphone,” IEEE RAPID Conference, Destin, FL, August, 2018.
  130. “Multiplexed smartphone detection of infectious diseases with microfluidic loop-mediated isothermal amplification,” 3rd Microfluidics Congress, San Francisco, CA, September 2018.