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IEEE Photonics Society 2011 Young Investigator Award Recipient: Hatice Altug

The IEEE Photonics Society Young Investigator Award was established to honor an individual who has made outstanding technical contributions to photonics (broadly defined) prior to his or her 35th birthday. Nominees must be under 35 years of age on 30 September of the year in which the nomination is made. Candidates need not be members of the IEEE or the Photonics Society.
     The 2011 Young Investigator Award will be presented to Hatice Altug, “for contributions on nanoplasmonics and integrated nanofluidics for biological sensing and spectroscopy.” The presentation will take place during the Plenary Session held on 3 June at CLEO/IQEC – Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics and the International Quantum Electronics Conference, May 1–6, 2011, Baltimore Convention Center, ­Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Hatice Altug

     Hatice Altug is an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Boston University. She received her Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 2007, and her B.S. degree in Physics from Bilkent University (Turkey) in 2000. Her research focuses on integrated nanophotonics, nanoplasmonics and nanofluidic systems and their application in biosensing, vibrational nanospectroscopy and optical communication. Her research has been featured as cover article of Nature Physics and Applied Physics Letters and also highlighted by National Science Foundation and many scientific magazines. Dr. Altug is the recipient of Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation CAREER Award, Massachusetts Life Science Center New Investigator Award and IEEE Photonics Society Young Investigator Award. She received Peter Paul Career Professorship, Intel Graduate Student Fellowship, and IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship. She is the winner of 2004 Inventors’ Challenge competition of Silicon Valley and 2005 IEEE Photonics Society Best Paper and Research Excellence award.



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