Available Positions

PhD and Postdoctoral Positions

PhD and Postdoctoral positions are available for highly motivated individuals. Please contact Prof. Hatice Altug for more information.

The BIOS lab is searching for a System and Prototype Scientific Assistant / Researcher for a device integration project. Click here for details. 

Master Projects

Immediate MS projects are available in Microtechnique and Bioengineering for the 2019-2020  academic year. Projects are on the development of lab-on-a-chip nano-biosensors. The students will be exposed to nanophotonics, nanofabrication, microfluidics, cellular/molecular biology.

For students interested in Master projects or semester projects, the following projects are available to be performed in the summer or during academic semesters. Please send your questions, CV and your availability to the corresponding supervisor.

 

Machine learning and signal processing for nanoplasmonic biosensing

Recently, we have achieved successful integration of microfluidic live cell culture technique with the nanoplasmonic biosensor, which enables real-time cell analysis in a label-free manner under physiological conditions. In the meantime, we are developing high-end imaging techniques for high-throughput and multiplexed biosensing platform, to further implement it in broader biomedical applications (e.g. single cell analysis, screening for cell therapy). Therefore, it is essential to equip the platform with robust and reliable signal processing to realize ultra-sensitive biodetection.

This opportunity is suitable for an internship or a master’s project. 

Please check this document for the details.

(Supervisor: Saeid Ansaryan <[email protected]>

Xiaokang Li, Maria Soler, Crispin Szydzik, Khashayar Khoshmanesh, Julien Schmidt, George Coukos, Arnan Mitchell, and Hatice Altug, “Label‐Free Optofluidic Nanobiosensor Enables Real‐Time Analysis of Single‐Cell Cytokine Secretion,” Small, 2018, 14, 1800698.

3D Nanofabrication

3D nano-structures are extremely attractive due to their unique interaction with light as well as their biomimetic properties. In this project, students will participate in hands-on development of high throughput, large scale 3D fabrication methods as well as the optical characterization of the structures for various applications. Techniques involved are: Micro-nano fabrication methods, metrology including SEM & AFM, optical characterization and spectral measurement. This project is available as Master or semester project based on student’s schedule.

(Supervisor: Yasaman Jahani <[email protected]>

F. Yesilkoy, V. Flauraud, M. Rüegg, B. J. Kim, and J. Brugger, “3D nanostructures fabricated by advanced stencil lithography,” Nanoscale, vol. 8, no. 9, pp. 4945–4950, 2016.

Microfluidic protein detection with biosensors

In this interdisciplinary project, we design fabricate & integrate microfluidic platforms that will be used to detect proteins with our custom made biosensing technology. The platform will be used to collect real-time multiplexed data from biomolecules. The techniques involved are: microfabrication methods, soft-lithography, and microfluidic systems.

(Supervisor: Yasaman Jahani <[email protected]>

Nanoimprint lithography

Developing a low-cost fabrication technic empowers transferring technology from university to industry. This project is about moving from expensive and time-consuming ebeam lithography to nanoimprint lithography (NIL). Students will participate in the fabrication process as well as the optical characterization of the structures for various applications. Techniques involved are: Micro-nano fabrication methods, metrology including SEM & AFM, optical characterization and spectral measurement. This project is available as a Master or semester project based on student’s schedule.

(Supervisor: Yasaman Jahani <[email protected]>)

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